Unlike other social media sites which focus is to build a profile, with Pinterest, the only thing you want to do is to "pin" pictures or videos you like to your various pin boards. What's the point of pinning things? The point is to share. On pinterest, you begin with a "board" which you can "pin" pictures and videos to. These pictures or videos may as well come from your own uploads, or from the internet. Everything you pinned will then show up on your friends' or followers' feeds for them to see and to "repin" if they share the same fancy as you.
Still don't get what's so interesting about Pinterest? If you're a neat neat person who enjoys sorting everything in the right places, here you'll have a place to sort everything you like in the form of pictures or videos, group them in the right categories, and share them for the world to see. If you're a curious person who always searches for something new, you can start with pinterest by putting a keyword of the things you like in the search box and let the engine find pictures or videos related to what you're searching. There you'll find a compilation of your favorite things and also the members who uploaded them (and that means people who share the same interests as you)! What is more interesting than finding someone who has the same taste as us, right?
Last but not least, if you own a business that highlights visual appeal (like a retail store, restaurant, etc.), you might want to benefit from Pinterest. Some large business have already get involved by putting Pinterest widget on their website so that when customers pin their products, the price and product name automatically show up with the pin. Such an interesting medium which is hard to ignore.
Not only its appeal as a place to save inspirational ideas, Pinterest's metoric growth since its launch in 2010 has proved that this new social media site (which now has become the third most popular social network after Facebook and Twitter) is definitely worth a try.