Don't listen to what anyone says, Pinterest isn't a destination for women. In fact, 10 of the top 45 Pinterest users are now men. Still not a majority, but if you're into cars, gadgets, good design, clothes, and cocktails, you'll want to jump in, since it's a great way to share and keep track of things you like and may want to act on later. Think of it as Evernote or Pocket with pictures (except they aren't your own pictures, since Pinterest is all about pinning and sharing what's already on your feed rather than adding original content). Arguably, it's even more like the latter app's article bookmarking feature, thanks to the just-updated Pinterest article pins, which make it easy for you to find, share, save-to-read-later the stories you like. Before you start pinning, though, there are a few things you need to know, since Pinterest isn't quite like all the other social media sites. (And don't forget to follow 'Men's Journal' on Pinterest.)
Daniel Bear Hunley is a social media consultant, whose food, style, and travel boards have garnered him more than 1.6 million followers on Pinterest.
Share all you want.
There's an unwritten rule on the Internet that sharing content without giving a nod to the individual you found it from is considered bad form. And in some Twitter circles, retweeting someone else's news article from yesterday is considered too late (instead of tweeting a story or picture the second it hits the Internet). With Pinterest, you can throw those rules and practices out the window. The service is made for sharing things you find on your feed; it's not necessarily about finding the next great Internet meme. So "steal" away any old time. The new pin on your board will automatically reference the board and pinner that you got the image from. You won't be judged for posting unoriginal content, or for posting it five weeks after it was first pinned.
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