Pinterest is a pinboard-styled social photo sharing website. The service allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections. The site’s mission statement is to “connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting.” Pinterest is managed by Cold Brew Labs, a team based in Palo Alto, California.
There have been so many new social networks come and go, many you never hear of. Pinterest connects to a users facebook account and makes it easy to connect with friends already using Pinterest. As you add content it will post it to your Facebook account and share with existing friends, so not only is the content available through Pinterest its tapping into the existing power and size of Facebook.