Friday Poll: Has Pinterest piqued your interest?

Pinterest is the scrappy scrapbooking underdog of social-media sites, but it's making a name for itself, especially among women with wedding plans. Are you hot on Pinterest or covering a yawn?

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This CNET-themed Pinterest pinboard features kitchen tech. (Click to enlarge.) Screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

Oh yippee, another social-networking site. Well, this one seems to have some legs. Pinterest has been described as a cross between Tumblr and StumbleUpon, but it also has a strong scrapbooking mentality.

Users pin photos, recipes, and other Internet finds onto the site so that others can like, re-pin, or comment on them. All this content is collected onto virtual pinboards for easy organization.

Pinterest is invite-only at the moment. I'm on the waiting list myself, which shouldn't be surprising considering that I'm a woman.

If CNET's Buzz Out Loud is onto something, Pinterest may be missing the male boat. Guy listeners recently chimed in with their complete lack of interest in Pinterest.

The site already seems to be headquarters for a whole lot of wedding planning, with more floral arrangement, bridal gown, and wedding cake pictures than you can toss a bouquet at.

There is a lot of competition in social media right now, but Pinterest is booming in the realm of referral traffic , giving Twitter and Google a run for their money. That could be taken as a sign of the tool's movement into the world of social-networking heavy hitters.

Has Pinterest piqued your interest? Vote in our poll and tell us in the comments what you're using Pinterest for. If you're fleeing into the comforting, manly arms of Facebook, we want to hear about that, too, of course.

And if you do count yourself among those who have already contracted pinning fever, then we have some tips for getting the most out of your experience .

 

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