What did people use before Pinterest?


The idea for Pinterest emerged from an earlier app created by Ben Silberman and Paul Sciarra called Tote which served as a virtual replacement for paper catalogues.


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Before Pinterest, people went through magazines, clipped out their favorite images, and pasted them in scrap books or push-pinned them to cork boards. Pinterest is a digital form of that. It's is a way to capture and save images from all over the Internet on one big personal page.