What is Pinterest?

May 2, 2012 | By More

Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.

Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. To get started, request an invite.

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.

What is a board?

A board is a set of pins. A board can be created on any topic, such as Cool Posters, Recipes For Dinner, or Wishlist. You can add as many pins to a board as you want.

How does Pinterest make money?

To fund these efforts, they have taken outside investment from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. In the past, they have¬† tested a few different approaches to making money such as affiliate links. They may also try adding advertisements, but we haven’t done this yet.

They say making money isn’t their top priority right now, it is a long term goal.

 

SOURCE:  http://pinterest.com

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