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.
What you can pin (and what you can't).
While the most common things pinned by men on Pinterest are pictures of food, booze, clothes, DIY projects, and quality graphic design, these topics are only the start. You can pin anything you want – check out this surf board by Kyle Newton or Peter Lennington's camping gear board. Nudity is the only no-no. If your pins are X-rated, there's a good chance they'll get pulled, so keep 'em safe for work.
Credit: Kyle Newton / Pinterest