Pinterest is like Instagram, but for Everything You Love on the Web

pinterestI couldn’t get my wife into Instagram, but she is absolutely bonkers for this Pinterest cajigger. Given that these two imagery-based microblogging platforms are very similar, I thought this odd at first. But after trying Pinterest myself for a few days, I get it. Instagram, as you may know, is an intimate way to invite others to see the world through your artsy eyes via instant photo sharing.

Pinterest takes that concept and spins it in another direction. As opposed to sharing what you see on a day-to-day basis, Pinterest invites others to get a taste for your sense of style. And that, I’ve discovered, is just as telling and revealing about your personality as a stream of your everyday photographic moments.

pinterest - a collection of pretty things to look at

John Cusack said it best in High Fidelity: “…what really matters is what you like, not what you are like… Books, records, films – these things matter. Call me shallow but it’s the [bleepin’] truth.”

Instead of arming you with a smartphone camera, a la Instagram, Pinterest hooks you up with a simple bookmarklet for your web browser.

pinterest lets you share what you like

When you click it, the bookmarklet will isolate all the images on the page so you can choose which one you want to pin to one of your Pinboards. Pinboards let you organize your pins in anyway you’d like. It’s great for organizing home decorating ideas, wedding inspiration, recipes, etc. In this way, it’s a lot like fashionable with pinterest review

Add a pithy comment, share it and wait for the Likes and Repins to roll in. It’s kind of fun.

share your fine tastes with pinterest

Best of all, all of your favorite celebrities are already on it. There’s people like Felicia Day, pinning pictures of claracorns and stuff, as well as a host of other Tastemakers I might recognize if I was into style and fashion. As with Twitter, you can follow and be followed without reciprocating, making it fairly easy to customize your personal feed of pretty things.

Pinterest is like Instagram, but with everything

Give it a shot. You might like it. Oh, and be sure to follow me if you are interested in a lot of Reddit reposts.

[Pinterest is invite only for now. Request an invite to get on the list, or leave a comment if you want an invite from me.]


  1. R Bennett

    August 18, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I would LOVE an invite if you can send them out!!! Looks awesome. Thanks!

    • groovinJackman

      August 18, 2011 at 9:36 am

      Invite sent!

  2. suzanne

    August 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    sounds like fun – yes, please ;)
    i always look forward to groovy posts – such a great resource. thank you for your efforts!

  3. Scott

    December 4, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    My wife is dying for an invite. Please send me one so I can be her hero. Nice write up btw. I was wondering what the difference was with instagram.

  4. SteveT

    December 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Ditto. Girlfriend is planning wedding and apart from moaning about her dress not fitting – she is moaning daily about her lack of pinterest invite (reading above hasn’t helped). Any assistance here would be much appreciated!

    Btw – nice write up on the google sitelinks – very helpful. cheers :)

  5. erica brand

    December 19, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    i was tired of waiting around for pinterest, so i started using same features but easier for me to use.

  6. Pinterest Invites

    February 28, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Thank you for sharing, i will check here more often .

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