The proliferation of Pinterest-like sites tells me that Pinterest has tapped into something basic, a desire to share images more easily and with more focused purpose than the traditional photo-sharing sites. Since Pinterest has become the social service du jour, a number of other sites that duplicate the fundamental idea—collections of large easy-to-share images—have sprung up.
I’m regularly directed to Gentlemint, described as “Pinterest for men,” despite the fact that a growing number of men now have a Pinterest presence.
Chill is a video bookmarking site that lets you create pinboard-like views of the videos you want to share; a collection of a user’s videos looks just like a Pinterest board. (Nearly 7,000 people are following Chad Ochocinco’s Chill collection.) We Heart It lets you set up “inspiration galleries.” Vi.sualize.us lets you bookmark pictures that are displayed Pinterest style. Jux expands images to fill the page edge-to-edge.