Actually, there is a little more to it then that, but it is the beauty of the simplicity of Pinterest that makes it so fascinating.
Users of Pinterest curate themed image boards, populating them with media found online using the "Pin It" button, or uploaded from their computer. Each such item of media is known as a "pin," and can be a picture, a video, a discussion, or a monetary gift. Pins can be grouped into "boards," which are sets of pins created on a given topic. Pinterest can be accessed by adding the “pin it” button to the desktop bookmark bar, “follow me” and “pin it” button added to personal website or blog pages, and Pinterest for iPhone available through the App Store.
Pinterest allows users to follow the activity of other Pinterest users. A Tastemakers page exists to suggest relevant users to follow. When viewing the site's homepage, a user sees a "Pin Feed" that shows activity among the boards and pinners that the user follows.
Pinterest is an invitation only site and you must register with your facebook or twitter account but ask your wife or girlfriend, I am sure they are using it as the largest users of this site are women, my fiancee and her girlfriends included.
|Dinner we made from pinterest|
|it is Leonardo|
Truth be told, I was trying to avoid the whole thing but I am warming up to it and have even found a great picture that speaks to the geek in me. So I guess it is safe to say that you may see me joining the site and sharing my pins too.
If you are looking for a great kids craft, or a great drink recipe, look to your friends and their friends, they may have found something that (p)interests you.