Pinterest.com defines itself as a virtual pinboard: it lets people organize and share all the beautiful things they find on the web. Users can pin images on their own boards or they can explore the content uploaded by the other site members.
An image added to Pinterest is called a pin; it can be added from a website using the Pin It button, or it can be uploaded from the users’ computers. Pins are organized in boards – collections of pins on the same theme or subject.
Images can be re-pined by users on their own boards. Each pin has a comments section where users can discuss interactively about the content. The site’s main page shows recently uploaded pins which were ranked highly in the community. It also offers a search function to discover pins using specific search keywords.
Pinterest is a simplified Tumblr with Instapaper-like web clipping. It combines the social networks’ sharing aspect with modern publishing and visualization technologies to create a unique experience in exploring and sharing images online. We invite you to give it a try.