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.
Some pins will lead you to more.
Each pin on Pinterest has a web address associated with it. Pictures of food will almost always link back to the full recipe. Many products that you see will have more information and even a place for you to buy. Unfortunately, in a world where content can be copied without referencing the original creator, you'll find some dead ends. But often you'll find a wealth of info past the picture, and thanks to new initiatives such as the updated Pinterest article pins, which let you discover and share articles from some of Pinterest's favorite publications, sites, and other media outlets, as well as pin and save these articles to read later, it's even easier to keep track of the original source.
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