And Then He Pinned Me

‘Yay, Pinterest is Out of Invite Only Mode,’ Said the Remaining Three People Without Pinterest

Finally!
 Yay, Pinterest is Out of Invite Only Mode, Said the Remaining Three People Without Pinterest

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Exciting news for avid crafters and single (but wedding-obsessed) twentysomethings: Pinterest, the virtual inspiration board, is out of invite only mode. Let’s all bake an elaborate cake in celebration and then scarf it down, feel terribly guilty and punish ourselves by looking at fitness boards.

According to a post published to the Pinterest blog late yesterday afternoon:

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. Happy pinning to everyone!

Pinterest launched way back in March 2010, so it’s pretty impressive–given its steady growth–that it managed to continue that upward trajectory for over two years without ever officially opening its platform. Of course, the invite-only model was kind of a joke: getting a Pinterest invite was about as easy as convincing yourself your life would be complete if you just owned this one iPhone case.

Can’t wait for the original power users to complain about how opening up the platform “ruined” it. Battle of the hipster homemakers, anyone?

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