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