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Type of site
Social networking service
Available inEnglish, Portuguese (European/Brazilian), Spanish (Spain)
Created byPaul Sciarra, Evan Sharp, and Ben Silbermann
RegistrationRequired for full functionality
LaunchedMarch 2010; 14 years ago (2010-03)
Current statusActive

Pinterest is an American internet photo sharing and publishing service allowing users to "Pin" pictures, GIFs, and videos they like, upload, and edit their own recommendations to their "pinboards".[1] Users can visit other pinboards, 're-pin' images to their own pinboards, or 'like' photos. The site was created by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp. The site is managed by Cold Brew Labs and funded by a small group of entrepreneurs and inventors.[2] Pinterest has a large female userbase. Pinterest has many different categories, it can range from fashion, recipes, home improvement to quotes, health, and beauty.


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  1. Malik, Om (4 January 2012). "You are what you curate: why Pinterest is hawt". gigaom.com. Archived from the original on 17 February 2019. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  2. Carlson, Nicholas. "INSIDE PINTEREST: An Overnight Success Four Years In The Making". Business Insider.