photo sharing and publishing website

Pinterest is an internet photo sharing and publishing service that allows users to "Pin" pictures they like and upload their own recommendations to their "pinboards".[2][3] Users can visit other pinboards, 're-pin' images to their own pinboards, or 'like' photos. The site was created by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp. The site is managed by Cold Brew Labs and funded by a small group of entrepreneurs and inventors.[4] Pinterest has a large female userbase. Pinterest has many different categories, it can range from fashion, recipes, home improvement to quotes, health, and beauty.

Pinterest Logo.svg
Type of site
Social networking service
Available inEnglish, Portuguese (European/Brazilian), Spanish (Spain)
Created byPaul Sciarra, Evan Sharp, and Ben Silbermann
Alexa rank35 (February 2013)[1]
RegistrationRequired for full functionality
LaunchedMarch 2010; 11 years ago (2010-03)
Current statusActive


  1. " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-02-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Malik, Om (4 January 2012). "You are what you curate: why Pinterest is hawt".
  4. Carlson, Nicholas. "INSIDE PINTEREST: An Overnight Success Four Years In The Making". Business Insider.