imgresPinterest is a pinboard style photo sharing website founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp.. It is similar to Instagram in sense that it is primarily a photo based site with options to like, comment on, and share the images over different social media platforms. Pinterest differs from Instagram by grouping the pictures into themes in which people follow rather than individuals.

I found that when setting up an account I was made follow 5 interests that are already established and left me little freedom to find my own interests. The end result is a collection of photographs relating to the interests we choose. The quality of imagery on the site is high standard however they are just images with little proximity to ourselves. It produces interesting images but nothing more. It seems like we are google imaging several things at once.

I am not convinced that Pinterest is a competitor with other social media sites and I’m surprised it has such a large following. A small bit of research into the site has shown me that there are guides to show people how to use the service well.

This shows a poor interface and navigation methods and I think it is safe to say I will not be a regular user of Pinterest in the future. There are many more site that are more interesting and easier to navigate.



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