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Pinterest Drops Invitation Only, Now Open For Everyone

The very widely popular social networking service, Pinterest has finally ditched it’s invitation only platform and is now opening it’s doors to anyone who is wanting to sign up. This means that you can just instantly register and be able to start using Pinterest immediately instead of waiting days and even weeks for a invitation from them.

Pinterest launched back in 2010 and didn’t really start gaining popularity until the end of last year. Thanks to its very addictive and time killing nature, it eventually became the third-most popular social network after Facebook and Twitter in April of 2012. If you don’t know what Pinterest is, here’s a fragment that explains it very well on Pinterest’s about page:

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

During the this period, Pinterest has been entirely invite-only got unknown reasons. It was definitely easy to grab an invite, but there was often a delay and as with any service, those who limit immediate signups might lose some users and even customers because of that. Thankfully, that’s no more and the website is finally open for anyone who is interested in signing up. This could be because it now trusts in its database to support large groups of people signing up on any given day. There’s been no official word as to why they decided to open it up all of the sudden though.

Pinterest is actually built upon Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud service, which is known for its reliability minus the widely known EC2 outage in late June where it had many angry customers and was responsible for a lot of websites’ loss of business. Pinterest is based in San Fancisco and has raised a bit over $138 million to date, including a $100 million mega-round led by the Japanese web retailer, Rakuten. Other investors include: Andreessen, Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners and FirstMark Captial.

Though many say Pinterest is “just for girls” there are many interesting things that men would like too. Such as fragments of history, technology and a whole lot more. Really, Pinterest is full of everything. Not only that, but it’s been said that those who signed up for Pinterest with their business have actually increases sales and revenue. You really should give it a look.

Unfortunately, Pinterest does not have an app on Google Play currently. It does have an application for iOS Devices though.

Pinterest’s Mission Statement:

Our goal is to connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting. We think that a favorite book, toy, or recipe can reveal a common link between two people. With millions of new pins added every week, Pinterest is connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests.

Have you been using Pinterest at all? Do you like it? Don’t have one yet? Go sign up at the source link below and then tell us how you like it! We’d love to hear from you.

source: Pinterest