Pinterest announced Wednesday that invitations are no longer needed and began open registration.
According to Pinterest’s lastest blog post, new users can now sign up for the social photo sharing site without that pesky email invitation. Now would-be cork board addicts can push images from anywhere. Members of Facebook or Twitter, which is pretty much everyone, will help speed up the registration process.
“We’re really excited to have the capacity to offer Pinterest to more people and if you’re a Pinner with friends who’ve been waiting on the sidelines, we hope you’ll let them know.”
Oh, we will.
Prior to unleashing the site to the public, the California-based company added new categories, including, “Quotes,” “Tattoos” and “Weddings”. Invited pinners will still see ‘old’ familiars categories such as “Food and Drink,” “Architecture” and “Home Decor.” Pinterest also reported that it had improved old categories, so users see less miscategorized pins as they populate the boards.
Pinterest, a virtual pinboard where members organize and share photos of their favorite things, is one of the fastest-growing social networks online. Reports suggest that Pinterest is the third-largest social network in the U.S., behind only Facebook and Twitter. It is currently looking to expand into overseas markets, such as France, Germany and Japan.
In May, Pinterest raised $100 million in a round of funding that values the company at $1.5 billion.
Hit the jump to get on Pinterest registration.
Via »Pinterest Blog