Pinterest is a new social media tool which acts as a virtual pinboard. Sharing things (pins) you find of interest on the web. This can be linked with your Facebook or Twitter accounts.
You can browse other people’s pinboards or search via category such as weddings or kids, browse videos or search for gifts of a certain price. You can view other people’s pinboards, follow them or repin a certain image.
Each pin links back to the original site it came from and also includes the username of the person who had pinned the image.
Each user can make boards to collate collections of their favourite things or inspiration, to separate their pins into categories. The site has been used by many people as a decorating tool, wedding ideas and as a wish list. Others use the site as an online recipe book to share with followers.