Type of siteSocial networking service
RegistrationRequired for full functionality
Available language(s)English, Portuguese (European/Brazilian), Spanish (Spain)
Created byPaul Sciarra, Evan Sharp, and Ben Silbermann
LaunchedMarch 2010; Template:Years or months ago (2010-03)
Alexa rank35 (February 2013)[1]
Current statusActive

Pinterest is an internet photo sharing and publishing service that allows users to "Pin" pictures they like and upload their own recommendations to their "pinboards".[2][3] 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.[4] Pinterest has a large female userbase. Pinterest has many different categories, it can range from fashion, recipes, home improvement to quotes, health, and beauty.


  1. " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-02-03.
  2. Malik, Om (4 January 2012). "You are what you curate: why Pinterest is hawt".
  4. Carlson, Nicholas. "INSIDE PINTEREST: An Overnight Success Four Years In The Making". Business Insider.