Pinterest announces open registration

Brace yourself for more Pinners! Pinterest recently announced that you can now register directly on the site to create an account, replacing its invite-only approach.

For those who haven’t been introduced to this awesome site, Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where members organize and share photos of food, fashion, funny stuff, and loads of other interesting things. Before declaring open registration, you get to join Pinterest only when you get invited via email from an existing Pinterest user. The site is rapidly gaining popularity, and according to Mashable, it has even become the third largest social networking site in the US, tailing Facebook and Twitter. According to the Pinterest blog, the growing site has now opened registration to more prospective Pinners. You can now create an account using your email address, your Facebook account, or your Twitter account.

“We’re really excited to have the capacity to offer Pinterest to more people and if you’re a Pinner with friends who’ve been waiting on the sidelines, we hope you’ll let them know,” the announcement reads.

Head over to now and start pinning!