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Meet Pinterest: A Personal Social Pinboard That Collects Your Online Memories

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USC freshman Emily Ginn uses Pinterest to organize what she likes on the internet. USC freshman Emily Ginn uses Pinterest to organize what she likes on the internet.

By: Rachel Lindsay

A classic concept is being reborn through technology. Imagine the classic bulletin board with a virtual twist and you get Pinterest.

Millions of new "pins" are added every week and Pinterest is connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests.  

USC freshman Emily Ginn says she loves the new site that covers a wide range of topics.

"Basically, Pinterest organizes the internet for you," Ginn says. "It puts topics into categories and they always have pictures so it's fast and easy to find things you like.  And then you just pin them to your pinboard and they're saved."

Pinterest's founders say their mission is to provide web users a way to save what they like on the internet without having to print it out or write it down.

Ginn says she sees Pinterest as a rising social network that can benefit people of all ages.

"I'm on this more than Facebook and Twitter," Ginn says.  "You can use it to plan things like what you want in your wedding someday or how you want your apartment to look like next year.  You can look at your friends' boards and see what they've liked and pinned."

Pinterest requires you to sign in with a Facebook or Twitter account, making it easy to find your friends on Pinterest. 

All you have to do is request an invite at Pinterest.com to start your own account to pin and share your interests. 

 

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