Explanation of Pinterest
Pinterest was launched in December 2009 by Ben Silbermann and Paul Sciarra. It finished it’s beta stage in early 2010, when it became an official website.ThePinterest team works out of Palo Alto, California. The managment team is made up of: Jack Abraham, Michael Birch, Scott Belsky, Shana Fisher, Ron Conway, Kevin Hartz , Jeremy Stoppelman, Hank Vigil, Fritz Lanman, and Brian S. Cohen. The official definition of ‘pinterest’ is an online pin board, but I don’t think that explanation does it justice. Though it is a pinboard, you can find types of ideas for anything you could possibly think of. From decorating to cooking to humorous pictures, Pinterest is seriously addictive. People who have blogs about innovative ideas or recipes (mostly teachers and moms) can post their innovative ideas for everyone to see. There are now millions of things that have been pinned! Though it is a completely free website, you have to be invited by exisisting members to join the ‘community’ and be able to create your own pin boards. It has become so popular that Time magazine listed it on their ’50 Best Websites’ of 2011.