But is it really a bad distraction? Pinterest is a virtual creative space that allows its users to express themselves and their interests – primarily through collections of images. Through the exchange of ideas and tips, it connects users with common interests all over the world. Students working on group projects are collecting their ideas in Pinterest (and then maybe spending just a little time browsing).
With Pinterest’s ever-changing pin boards it is no wonder why browsing this site is so addicting. Whether you create your own boards or just like to browse the site there is something for everyone. Ben Silbermann, co-founder of Pinterest, said that he “believes Pinterest fills a need on the Internet for people to express themselves. You don’t have to be witty, or a good photographer, or a good writer to use Pinterest, you just have to pin your interests to an online pinboard.”