In March 2010, the first beta (prototype) site for Pinterest was launched with limited access to a small group of professional colleagues along with close friends and family of it’s co-founders. The purpose of the site was to allow users to bookmark or “pin” images, videos, etc. in which they found of “interest” to virtual bulletin boards, categorized by themes.
By February 2013, Pinterest boasted more than 48 million users and was valued at $2.5 billion dollars (Reuters). Growing in popularity among students of all ages, Edudemic posted a quick guide to rethinking how students could effectively use Pinterest. Click here to read the full article.