Another social networking site? Pinterest appears different

Nope, I haven’t signed up (yet) for Pinterest. Here’s the link and some info for those curious:

Taken from their site:

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and share their favorite recipes.

Pinterest is currently invite-only. You can request an invite from Pinterest or be invited by someone already using it.

Their goal is to connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting.

So, I guess it is like a social networking site, but different. I gave the site a quick once-over and it appears that photos you find on the internet is what you “pin” to your account. And you can find others with similar interests…and share your findings.

I keep a hard copy of all the bazillion sites I have accounts with…my login info, etc. I’m looking at the list and shaking my head in amazement and frustration. No wonder I get sucked into the Internet Worm Hole of Lost Time and suddenly glance at the clock and gasp! — wondering where did the last three hours disappear to?! Some accounts with some sites I’ve let whither away and never or rarely return. Some I try to check in once a week. But Facebook, Twitter and my blog/website are the main social networking sites I keep close tabs on.

What about you?  Have you tried this new Pinterest? And how many still fiddle with MySpace?

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