Pinterest is a card of virtual inspiration. Pinterest is also a website and mobile application. It uses the bookmarking system to be able to follow the topics or subjects that interest a user. Unlike other social bookmarking sites such as Digg or StumbleUpon, the shared content on Pinterest is entirely visual. In fact, you can not share anything on Pinterest if an image is not involved.
Like all other social media sites, Pinterest has its own jargon. When you share something on Pinterest, each bookmark is called a “pin”. When you share the pin of someone else, it is called a “repin”. On Pinterest, you can organize the benchmarks and groups by subject on different favorite topics on your profile. Suggestions of pages or pins will be given to you on the pinboard according to these marks. You can also share images you can find online, or you can upload images directly to Pinterest. By using the “Pin It” button, you can directly share your photos via your web browser or Pinterest application. You can also share your pins on Twitter and Facebook. The first time you visit Pinterest, you may notice immediately that it is an aesthetically pleasing site. You can see that it is based on visually stunning photos.
The site was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan de Sharp. It is managed by Brew Labs and funded by a small group of entrepreneurs and investors. The development of Pinterest began in December 2009, and the site was launched in its beta version in March 2010. The launch of a Pinterest application for iPhone was made in early March 2011. On August 16th, 2011, the magazine Times has listed Pinterest in its “Top 50 Websites of 2011”. The Pinterest app for iPhone was updated in March 2013 and the iPad application was launched in August 2011.
The other versions of Pinterest Mobile for non-iPhone users was then launched in September 2011. In December 2011, the site has become one of the 10 largest social networking services in the world, according to Hitwise data, with 11 million total visits per week.
Download and install Pinterest
The Pinterest app is available as a free download on Google Play Store. To install it on your device, use the store search bar to quickly find Pinterest, and then, once it’s done, click “Installed” to automatically download and install the application. Another way to have Pinterest on your smartphone or tablet is to do a direct download of the .apk installation file from the application from a site where it is available. To do this, find a site that proposes to download the version of Pinterest that is convenient for you, launch the download on the site via a web browser and click on the .apk file that you downloaded to start the installation.