Pinterest is an artificial word that consists of a pin, which means something like plugging in, plugging in and interest, meaning interest. In contrast to Facebook, Pinterest is used less for self-portrayal in posts and comments, but primarily for one’s own passion for collecting. Similar to a digital scrapbook, you place pin boards here that are sorted by topic. And then fill these walls with “pens”.
These are usually pictures or videos that were found while traveling through the Internet. Behind them are links to the pages that contain these images. In the long run you get a kind of link collection that is hidden behind a collection of images.