What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is a popular social network. While other social networks like Facebook and Twitter focus on personal sharing and status updates, Pinterest is all about collecting and sharing the things you find on the Web. Watch this video from Pinterest to learn more about how Pinterest works.
We use the Internet to search for all kinds of information, but it can be difficult to keep everything we find organized. Think of Pinterest as a sort of digital bulletin board or scrapbook for collecting the things you find online.
For example, let's say you like using the Web to discover new recipes. Whenever you find a recipe you like, you could pin that recipe to a pinboard. When you click a pin, it will link you back to the original website, turning your board into a collection of visual bookmarks. You can check out an example of a real pinboard below.
Pinterest isn't just about creating your own boards. It also allows you to follow the pins created by your friends and other users, or pinners as they're called on Pinterest. Whenever you're browsing Pinterest, you can easily save—or repin—pins you discover to your own boards.
Rather than use traditional screenshots and videos, we created our own Vine videos to show you how to use Pinterest. You'll find these embedded throughout the tutorial, along with some helpful videos from Pinterest's official YouTube channel.
You can review our Vine tutorial to learn more about how Vine videos work. If you can't play the Vine videos in our tutorial, you may need to update your web browser to the latest version. Please also note that Vine is not compatible with Internet Explorer 8 or earlier versions.