If you've just gotten a new Apple Macbook Air or Netbook One, and you're looking for some new internet past times, there is a new social media website in town: Pinterest, which is quickly gaining a lot of new interest in the tech and business worlds. Pinterest, which is what its founders refer to as a "virtual pinboard," is an image-heavy website that focuses on sharing ideas and items with others.
"Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web," reads the company's website. "People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes and organize their favorite recipes."
In addition to "pinning" a coveted new pair of shoes, photographs of Barcelona at dusk and other images that highlight your interests and passions, Pinterest lets you follow other people's pinboards, which is one of its more popular features. In this way, you can see what a fashion editor like Nina Garcia is thinking about wearing this spring, what magazines like Time, Real Simple and Mashable are viewing today and what recipes and organization tricks your friends all over the world are using.
Pinterest is primarily geared toward women, but there are also plenty of male users, too, and the website is beginning to expand to accommodate more broad topics and interests.
Currently, becoming a member of the website is by invitation only, so people who are interested in joining are placed on a waiting list before membership.
To buy any items you find on Pinterest, your browsers may navigate you away from the website. While online shopping and viewing different websites is a great way to share ideas and find new information, it is important to keep in mind that you're on a safe and secure website should you you decide to make a purchase. If you are concerned that you have accidentally clicked a poisoned link, you might want to contact a PC repair center for virus removal today.