Tech Tuesday: 'Manly' Pinterest style web sites

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by SHANNON POWELL HART

WFAA

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 10:11 AM

When Pinterest hit the market a few years ago, it was obvious to many that the pinboard-sharing social media website was a “woman thing.”

 

Some men felt left out of the social-networking site. So, instead of complaining, some creative minds came up with websites open to all, but geared toward men.

 

And here are the “Manly” pinboards:

 

1. Gentlemint.com calls its site “a mint of manly things.” It’s a place with a more masculine feel.

Check out the look and its design will remind you of Pinterest.  It has a clean white background and there are gray-bordered boxes surrounding pictures and links.

 

Pictures of steaks, easy-repair ideas, weapons and, of course, Superman are just a few things saved to the central "Mint" page.

 

Like Pinterest, you can add a "Mint It" bookmark to your bookmarks bar and add any site or image to your Mint by clicking the shortcut.

 

See something you like on someone else's "Mint"? Just click the mustache and pin it to the board you like.

 

Gentlemint was featured in PC Magazine’s top 100 websites of 2012.

 

Gentlemint is still in an invite-only period, but you can also apply.

 


2. MANteresting.com takes on more of a masculine theme than Gentlemint by calling its boards "benches." 

It popped up on the web just months after Pinterest started.

 

You can "nail" images or links to your page by adding the "Nail It" bookmark to your bookmark bar. You can also "renail" images or links you see on others' workbenches.

 

A fist ‘bump’ is the same as a ‘like’. The talk bubbles allow for comments.

 

Similar to Gentlemint, the central board is full of lots of "man things," including trucks, "man tools" and cool-looking gadgets.

 

The layout and the design aren’t as elegant as Gentlemint or Pinterest, but it is supposed to be rugged, right?

 

The biggest difference between MANteresting and  Pintrest and Gentlemint is you don't need an invite to get in MANteresting. Just go to manteresting.com, sign up and start nailing pictures to the wall.


3. Dartitup.com decided to go with the virtual dartboard, which closely resembles Pinterest's "board" metaphor.

That may not be a coincidence.

 

Dartitup’s co-founders stated they noticed their fiancées were spending hours on Pinterest. They thought it was interesting, but the flowers and hair styles and crafts did not keep their interest, so the Dartitup.com website was dreamt up.

 

Dartitup looks a lot like the others men geared photo pinboards.

 

You can add a "dart It" button to your bookmarks bar and then "redart" anything you like on your friends' dartboards.

 

At a glimpse, you can seen "Man Cave Ideas,” "Bachelor Party T-Shirt Ideas," comics, sci-fi and yes there are a number of scantily clad women.

 

Want to know what men want or what many are interested in? These sites may give a look inside.

 

Men, this one is for you.

E-mail spowell@wfaa.com

 

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