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Exclusive invites to a new social bookmarking site inspired by the bulletin board

by Ami Kealoha
on 16 July 2010
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Those looking for a more dynamic way to track their web finds (and those of others) will like Pinterest, a new invite-only site that co-founder Ben Silbermann calls "a personal version of Cool Hunting." With a format combining the simplicity of sites like Tumblr and the visual stimulation of those like Ffffound, the service one-ups others by "making it easy to follow people, making collections beautiful, and always attributing images to the original source," explains Silbermann.

In keeping with a bulletin board concept, users can create "Pinboards" devoted to specific interests—as a new user, a page with preloaded categories like Books Worth Reading, For the Home or Style helps start things off. You can invite collaborators to contribute to a particular board, and subscribe to others' feeds to create a visual catalog of interests.

Especially for Cool Hunting readers, Pinterest is opening up invites to the first 150 to follow this link and sign up. For those in NYC on 26 July 2010, you can join in a meetup at the Droog store.

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