Have you heard about Pinterest?

pinterestPinterest is a cool new social bookmarking tool inspired by scrapbooking and social network sharing. Pinterest is connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests.

I became aware of Pinterest while answering questions on the WordPress.com support forums.  I had a couple of interests in mind when I visited the site and I got carried away when viewing pinboards there as they gave rise to even more ideas.  So, you guessed it, I requested a Pinterest invitation and I’m currently  twiddling my fingers on “the waiting list”.

In some ways Pinterest is like Tumblr but where it differs is in the pinboard board structure.  You create themes and categorize according to them.

What is a pin (anatomy of a good pin)?A pin is an image added to Pinterest. A pin can be added from a website using our bookmarklet or you can upload images from your computer. Each pin added using the bookmarklet links back to the site it came from.

How to sign up for Pinterest

  • Pinterest is currently invite-only. You can request an invite from us or you can be invited by someone who is already a part of Pinterest.
  • When you receive an invite, you can register via Facebook Connect or connect through Twitter.

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Do note that as the “Pin It” Button code for Websites is a JavaScript widget it cannot be used on free hosted WordPress.com blogs.

Related reading:
Pinterest, Inspiration, Copying and the Whole Ethics Thing
Four Tips for Happy Pinning on Pinterest

48 thoughts on “Have you heard about Pinterest?

  1. I was wondering if anyone would mind “inviting” me to pinterest. I’ve been on the waiting list for two weeks now with no luck. Thanks

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