The Men of Pinterest

In case you missed it, Pinterest is a new website capable of curing the common cold, solving world peace and doing your taxes.

It’s literally that good.

Really though, it’s a new bookmarking service that has been all the rage lately. Seeing how it just surpassed 10 million monthly visitors, it’s hard to deny there’s something there.

Now that I think about it, I remember when we relaunched Myspace last year and the Pinterest team accused us of basically ripping off their layout. I knew that wasn’t the case so I also remember sarcastically tweeting at them something along the lines of ”Wow, you invented the grid layout? You guys are going to be rich!”

I guess I was right.

Of course, there has been no shortage of articles about Pinterest lately. Most focus on two things though, the amount of women that use the site and the amount of money dirty marketing people are going to make from it. While both of those things are relevant to my interests, this article is about neither. Instead, let’s talk about the men of Pinterest.

The few, the proud, the Peen-terest.

Hunter Walk

http://pinterest.com/hunterwalk/

The inspiration for this blog post via a recent Tweet, Hunter is a force of good at Youtube and Google. On Pinterest, he has compiled one of the best collections of vintage sports posters you’re likely find anywhere.

Tristan Walker

http://pinterest.com/tristanwalker/

Tristan runs biz dev for Foursquare and was one of the first dudes I followed on Pinterest. His boards include some great collections of dream cars and iPhone home screens.

 

Evan Sharp

http://pinterest.com/sharp/

As a co-founder of Pinterest, Evan has a massive amount of Pins as you might imagine.  This former architect certainly has an eye for nice things to look at, including his board of beautiful complexity.

C.C. Chapman

http://pinterest.com/cc_chapman/

Sure C.C. is a well respected author, photographer and consultant but he’s also generally a great guy to follow on any social network. That’s also the case on Pinterest where he pins bits of awesome and products he loves. He also recently blogged his feelings on Pinterest mania.

Chris Brogan

http://pinterest.com/chrisbrogan/

As a general rule of the Internet, by default, Chris must be included in every list-based blog post. If you’re in the market for a new bag, Chris may have already pinned it for you.

Matt Galligan

http://pinterest.com/mattgalligan

An entrepreneur several times over, Matt has started to create boards that feature his want list and personal style.  He’s also collecting inspiration for the office space at Circa (his latest company).

Sean Percival (hey, that’s me!)

http://pinterest.com/seanpercival/

Yes, I put myself on my own list. I’m apparently that shameless. Currently I’m pinning photos of pretty ladies and various computers I’ve used over the years.

Other men of Pinterest that belong on this list? Let us know in the comments.



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4 Comments about “The Men of Pinterest”

  1. Matthew Arevalo Says:

    Nice sets, going to follow them all. You should follow me back: http://pinterest.com/mattarevalo/ :)

  2. Nuno Maia Says:

    Pinterest is the web equivalent of cross dressing, for guys.
    And it’s fine to try in party mode.
    I had the invite since November and didn’t manage to engage fairy mode, err i mean find the time to test my sexuality, until recently.
    It is a well made product, building the “taste-interest graph” exploring the collecting mechanic, crafted from this starting point: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collecting

    From the user perspective it’s a tool for collecting, bookmarking visually, and allow others to see your collections and vice versa. There is no actual system service provided, beyond logistically record what you input, and i could find very low serendipity.
    I saw nothing on the system that would make me believe it is getting tailored to me, to serve me, to help me. The system provides no feedback based on what i input. It’s the same as a blackhole in that respect. The system does allow me to follow my friends or random people i wanna be friends with because i’m sure they are not a rapist, based on that cute owl picture they just pinned.

    Pinterest lowers the content creation barrier, with very low friction, and explores people’s need to feel unique, making them believe they are actually creating content, with a single action, pinning a photo from the cuteoverloads of the web.
    Evaluating a tool’s worth by its output, Pinterest may end up in lazy land, which is a place inhabited by mentally lazy people.
    One-step “content” attracts the audience it deserves and vice versa.

    The most fascinating thing about Pinterest is the fascination of people with it. I believe at least this fascination to be less artificial than the Quora echo-chamber pumped one. Socially it’s relevant.

    This is a mainstream tailored product. I’m sure it’s going to be popular. We live in an age where all over the web we can sort “Facebook comments” by “Social ranking”. It’s real https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5KsB_vkQZ-o/TzCWEpVFCRI/AAAAAAAAF0s/2IYWimruzBw/s300/FB_Social_Ranking.PNG and given how pervasive it is across the web, there is no hope to be had in people’s awareness as a collective entity.

    Of course i expect the mainstream shallowness to believe Pinterest is a self expression engine. It’s not.
    The only engine here is the one getting tweaked with your expression in the backend, an impressions engine.
    You? You get nothing, no matter what Nick Bilton writes https://plus.google.com/110230424911720375919/posts/fMbcwWucEob
    Thank you for your cooperation.

    *My test was conducted over a couple days here http://pinterest.com/nunomaia/ I am still assessing if my initial worry, that when i pinned something a spermatozoid died, was true.

  3. Lauren Says:

    Drew Levin definitely belongs on this list. He created the most famous male pinboard of all – http://www.boardofman.com!

  4. Drew Hawkins Says:

    If you like Men of Pinterest, you’ll love this: http://pinterest.com/drewhawkins/board-of-man/

    The URL Lauren mentioned up top used to redirect to our board but now it’s a Tumblr blog. We’ve gotten over 140k followers on it so far.

    Interesting you mentioned Brogan, he’s fairly anti-Pinterest and more into Gentlemint: http://www.chrisbrogan.com/the-next-social-networks/

Published: February 11th, 2012 | 2,649 views