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Geek it Out On Pinterest: 10 Users You Should Follow

Nancy Messieh 12-12-2012

pinterest users to followIt’s no secret we’re big fans of Pinterest here at MakeUseOf. The virtual pinning board of the Internet has helped us while away many an hour, getting lost in the many photos, ideas and posts that the site has to offer. For the geek, Pinterest can be the ultimate source of inspiration, and a great way to discover new and interesting things.


For that reason, we’ve put together a list of geeky Pinterest users you should be following. With just about everything you need on how to use Pinterest The Unofficial Pinterest Guide This Pinterest guide will quickly show you how to use Pinterest and all of its features. This guide outlines everything there is to know about Pinterest. Read More with photography gear and social media tips – Pinterest can cater to your every geeky need. Check out the list below of Pinterest users to follow, in no particular order.

For The Photo Geek: Photojojo

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There’s simply no contest for the must-follow board on Pinterest for any photography geek. Photojojo’s Pinterest board lives up to the site’s reputation. Not only do the Photojojo Pinterest boards feature the site’s own nifty products, it also showcases cool photography, interesting photography quotes, and even run the occasional contest where you can win some Photojojo swag.

For The Girl Geeks: Geeksugar

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While Geeksugar will certainly appeal to all the geek ladies, there’s a lot of great content that will appeal to just about any geek. From geek paraphernalia to fill your home to gadgetry to everything you’d want to know about Star Wars, Dr. Who and Star Trek – Geeksugar has left no geek stone unturned.


For The Tech Geek: CNET

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Tech blog CNET is running a pretty impressive set of boards on Pinterest that runs the gamut of just about any geek topic your heart could desire. Science, DIY, gadgets, infographics,fitness and health, and a bit of car tech thrown in for good measure. In short, if you’re not going to follow any other geek boards, you should at least follow CNET.

For The Internet Geek: Marketing Land [No Longer Available]

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With Google+, Twitter and Facebook boards – the social media geek will definitely want to follow tech blog Marketing Land on Pinterest. In addition to major social media networks, you’ll also find boards covering all things Internet marketing and SEO-related.


For The Book Nerd: Penguin Books

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The Penguin Books Pinterest boards are a virtual smorgasbord of classic literature, books about writing books, kids books and more. Penguin is also among the brands that showcases more than just its own products. With boards dedicated to journaling, and just a general love of books, if you still can’t bring yourself to buy an e-reader – these boards are for you.

For The Food Geek: Epicurious

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Whatever you do, don’t check these boards out when you’re hungry because it will only make matters worse. Much worse. Epicurious’ Pinterest boards are a mouthwatering display of some of the best recipes the site has to offer. Pinterest boards just lend themselves perfectly to displaying the recipes categorised by food type or occasion.


For The News Geek: Newseum

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For the news geek there is probably no place on the planet more appealing than the Newseum. If you can’t make it to the museum itself, you can always satisfy your journalistic curiosity with their Pinterest boards. Showcasing the Newseum itself, and its many facilities, the Pinterest boards also focus on major events and their coverage in the news, the most recent of which includes Hurricane Sandy and the 2012 Summer Olympics.

For The Gadget Geek: Sony

Geek it Out On Pinterest: 10 Users You Should Follow Sony

Sony’s Pinterest boards showcase the best of their products, and does a pretty good job of leaving viewers in a gadget-induced haze of lust. With product shots and Sony product in action, the boards do more than just display Sony’s own goods. If you follow Sony you’ll also get a share of mouthwatering food, memes for moms, and can even make a charitable difference. For every repin Sony receives on its Pin It to Give It board, they’ll donate $1 to charity.


For The Interior Design Geek: Synapse 

Geek it Out On Pinterest: 10 Users You Should Follow Synapse

If you’re going to be moving house anytime soon, Synapse is the account to follow on Pinterest. Synapse provides inspiration room by room in your house, while delving a little deeper in some of its other boards: kitchen art, christmas tree ideas and organizational tools are all covered by Synapse.

For The All-Encompassing Geek

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For the be-all, end-all of geekery on Pinterest, look no further than Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp’s boards. With everything from infographics and typography to architecture and Internet culture, it’s not the least bit surprising that one of Pinterest’s founders is really making the very most out of the site.

Do you have any suggestions on Pinterest users to follow? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. Roger Gardner
    February 7, 2013 at 1:56 am

    do you guys have a pintrest board? if so please let me know. thanks

  2. Gary Mundy
    December 15, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    It sounds like I will be wasting more time. :)

  3. Michele Rentschler
    December 13, 2012 at 1:30 am

    I had to go check out .....thanks, what a wonderful pinterest board for all holidays!

  4. Mac Witty
    December 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Maybe it is time to start using Pinterest. Not got it into my daily habit yet. This user might help me

  5. Ishan Gunawardana
    December 12, 2012 at 7:11 am

    my pinterest page will be usefull hereaftr...

  6. Matjaz Mirt
    December 12, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Somehow I just can't get used to it. Must find some guides of practical use of it.

  7. Frank Zedmore
    December 12, 2012 at 5:56 am

    I always thought pinterest was for women because of all the lame things my sister checks out, but after this I might have to give it a legitimate try

    • Nancy Messieh
      December 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      Ha glad to hear it Frank!

    • Austin Halsell
      December 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      I had a similar opinion for a while since the only people I knew that used it were women or men interested in fashion, design, etc. but then I joined and I have to admit that it's pretty addicting. I especially love the humor board. But honestly, it still seems like most of the users are women and most of the "pins" are for women. You can see it in particular on the Health & Fitness boards with pins about sports bras, yoga pants, and articles about women's health.

      Anyways, the only way to even it out is if more men use it and pin their own interests!

  8. Paul Girardin
    December 12, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Thank you for restoring my faith in Pinterest!