Getting to Know Pinterest: What It Is and What It Does


In this prologue, you learn about Pinterest—the latest social network on the Web.

• Learn what Pinterest is and what it does

• Discover how Pinterest got started

• Find out who’s using Pinterest and what they’re pinning

• Determine whether or not you should be using Pinterest

Pinterest is the newest social network around, a collection of virtual online “pinboards” that people use to share pictures they find interesting. Users “pin” photos and other images to their personal message boards and then share their pins with online friends. And when you pin interesting items, you get the site’s ...

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