A guy’s guide to using Pinterest

The site might be popular among women in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a valuable resource for men. Find out how one average Joe is using it.

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“Pinterest,” she told me. “It’s an easy way to flick through images to find things that I am interested in.”

Since that conversation, I’ve been the beneficiary of several amazing desserts she has cooked from recipes found on Pinterest, including Oreo brownie cupcakes and no-bake peanut butter bars.

On another occasion, I heard her laughing and looked over to see a new breed of Internet memes pop up on her Pinterest stream. That was when I realized that this new social network had arrived and I had better look into it.

Pinterest is, of course, the current darling of social media, a social network in which its users “pin” and “repin” images to “pinboards” along with brief comments. It is the third-most popular social network in the U.S., and many news outlets, blogs, and brand websites have added “Pin It” buttons to their Web pages.

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