Pinterest is unisex by nature.
How come Pinterest alternatives are popular among men, while the mother of virtual pinboards remains dominated by women? The infrastructure is impartial, users define the content, and a closer look reveals that Pinterest holds plenty of material anyone will find interesting. What are you missing out on?
Technology: Retro Tech
This is by far our most favorite topic here on MakeUseOf and Pinterest doesn’t disappoint. Whether you’re looking for tech infographics, high tech or cool tech & gadgets, it’s all there.
With Retro Tech, Mark Thomas takes a look back at technology of yesteryears. Did you know Andy Warhol colored Debbie Harry on an Amiga computer? How did NASA work without PowerPoint? And which gadget did Bill Cosby advertise for? Looking at what technology looked like many decades ago can induce nostalgia. But it also makes you wonder where we’ll go from here.
Humor: Awkward Family Photos
Cats and Chuck Norris. If you can deal with them, at least in small doses, enter humor. 150,000 followers can’t be wrong: this humor board by C C must be good. I personally liked this board by For The Man I Love better.
The board that really cracked me up, however, was J.R. Eyerman’s Awkward Family Photo Bombs. You simply won’t believe these pictures until you see them. I tell you, the sloth pet is harmless. But be careful, some of the shots are NSFW and more importantly: they can not be unseen. You have been warned!
Food & Drink: Food Infographics
Show me a person who doesn’t like food and we’ll pity them together. There is no way I’m going to highlight only one board here, they’re all delicious! What do you like? Asian, mixed drinks, smoothies, pizza, or desserts?
If you crave super visual recipes and facts, check out Jane Wang’s Foodie Infographics. You’ll discover easy homemade soups, ways to be a better baker, an awesome color-coded nutrition chart for fresh produce, tips for making healthy salads, facts about nuts, and so, so, so much more. There’s no way you’ll not find something you like here.
Health & Fitness: Health Facts
In this category, you can’t escape Yoga. You also can’t leave without picking up fascinating facts. PositiveMed’s health board has a great collection of Infographics. Jennifer Welbourn and Amanda Rae both have collected some great food facts, recipes, and exercises.
April Nieto’s Health Facts board presents a mix of infographics and links to in-depth articles. If you’ve ever wondered about intermittent fasting, sleep, whether or not to use antibacterial soap, how you can avoid cancer causing agents, or how you can improve your immune system, you’ll find some pointers here.
Education: DIY Games
Do you have kids in your life? For ideas to keep them busy, have a peek into Pinterest’s education category. It contains ideas for games, crafts, recipes, experiments, and the occasional kid-friendly video. Matt Sutton’s Education board has over 1,800 ideas to keep boys and girls entertained, like those DIY Domions.
Outdoors: Amazing Places
Have you gone camping this year yet? Not too long and the weather will be right. Time to get some ideas for gear, outdoors activities, campfire recipes, and hiking destinations.
Apart from practical boards, you’ll also find simply amazing ones. Mitchell Olesker is pinning stunning photos from the great outdoors: caves, volcanoes, geysers, beautiful landscapes, challenging trails, extreme sports, and wild animals. This will make you want leave the house so badly…
Travel: Abandoned Places
Do you have a travel bucketlist? How about making it a Pinterest board? Places to visit before you die has some ideas to get you started. The collaborative board Travel Blogs receives pins from a number of travel bloggers, which makes for a great variety.
If you’re seeking for the road less traveled, follow the leads on Duncan Moon’s Abandoned Places and Things. Duncan has pinned over 600 different places, including old churches, hospitals, cabins, farm houses, and ghost towns.
Pinterest Is Universal
It’s what users pin to their boards that defines the site, and the diversity is amazing. It’s almost overwhelming, until you discover that, of course, there is a lot of redundancy. If you think a virtual pinboard is a cool idea, it’s up to you to add things you like; from other people’s boards and anywhere online. Make it interesting for you.
Not sure how to get started with Pinterest? We have a free Pinterest guide that will show you the way.
Did this article make you curious about Pinterest? What are your favorite unisex boards?