Let’s say you are surfing the Internet and you like a photo, you ‘bookmark’ the photo and share it with other people. That’s Pinterest in a nutshell. The service allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections. The site’s mission statement is to “connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting”.
This service is very popular for people involved in certain fields that incorporate lots of photos in their daily work, like cooking. That’s why the majority of users are female because it became popular while women exchanged food recipes.
It’s not like Flickr, Pinterest is like a Delicious but for images. If you want to increase your social media platform you can add this new tool to your arsenal. However if you are extremely busy, at least for now, you are not missing much and you can really survive without Pinterest. One more thing, you’ll need an invitation to join and there’s a waiting list. So just keep going with your life and come back in a few months.