The Next Big Social Network

New social networking sites are popping up all the time now. It’s hard to figure out what’s here to stay, and what’s just another blip on the radar. I consider that to be my job – figure out what will stick, and then how to use it for business.

Lately, I’m most intrigued by a site my wife spends a good amount of time on. Honestly, at first I thought it was only good for girls looking for fashion, recipes, and craft ideas. Once I got on to it, I found I was dead wrong. Enter, Pinterest.

What is Pinterest? In as few words as possible, it’s a beautiful way to categorize and bookmark images. In their own words, it’s 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.

As a photographer, I’m naturally drawn to images. I recently saw a friend use Pinterest to create a board of family photo session wardrobe ideas. There are a million applications and it’s so new that we’re all just scratching the surface. I think this service has legs, but be warned – once you’re in, you’ll never want to leave.

Thanks for reading.

PS – The site as of right now is by invite only. That said, ask one of your friends already on it to send you one. Or send me a message on twitter (@dustinrey) and I’ll hook you up.

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  • Anonymous

    Hey Dustin, I’d love an invite! Looks interesting. My sister has been completely absorbed with Pinterest for a few weeks now and has been raving about it.

    • Cindy Kane

      Hey Dustin, I’d love an invite too! Sounds like fun.

  • Matthew G

    Awesome! I have recently heard about this twice. It’s cool to watch platforms evolve like this that allow for so many different possibilities and uses. Thanks for explaining it! I was beginning to wonder what it was. :)

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