Face·book[feys-book] Show IPA
A socially oriented photo-sharing site in the form of an online pinboard.
Co-founded by Ben Silbermann, the site's tag line is
"Organize and share the things you love."
Pinterest was launched as a closed site in March 2010
and later made invitation only. Members post images, called "pins,"
onto their boards for any purpose, including planning a wedding,
saving recipes and redecorating a home.
Repin and Pin It
Members can "repin" images from other boards onto theirs, and all boards
are identified by one of several categories, which are posted on the
Pinterest menu. A "Pin It" button on the user's bookmark bar (the
"pinmarklet") displays all the images on a Web page for ease of
selection for pinning. Videos can also be uploaded to the site
, which are featured in a separate section. For more information,