Pinterest began in 2010. It was created by Ben Silbermann. When the website launched to the public, it was by invitation only. In the first 10 months, Pinterest gained 10,000 users. Pinterest is now valued at $3.5 billion.
“I’d always thought that the things you collect say so much about who you are.” Ben says this childhood bug collection is “Pinterest 1.0.” (Businessinsider.com) Ben’s quote found in an article by Business Insider describes Pinterest– a collection of things.
Pinterest is like a virtual cork board full of photos taken from all over the internet. It is a personalized media platform. People can set up their board to cater to their interests.
I believe Pinterest is not the best media platform for the majority of journalists. The website does not allow text and seems difficult to keep up-to-date in real time.