Pinterest, the social network that lets users save and share images of things they love to digital pinboards, has taken the Web by storm. Since its launch in 2010, the new site has grown to about 17 million users per month. Earlier this year, it shoved its way to third place in social networks behind Facebook and Twitter.
From decadent pastries to travel photos to tattoo art, Pinterest has a pinboard for anything you can imagine, but the service has one limitation: The majority of the social network’s audience is women. That split doesn’t really mean much, unless you’re a guy who wants to post pictures of bacon-burgers, sports photos and fast cars (not to mention avoid pins celebrating new boy band One Direction in poem form). That said, where’s a man’s man to go to pin up some pics, bro?
Luckily, Pinterest’s success has inspired three macho alternatives: DartItUp, Gentlemint and MANteresting. Each alternative is an online man cave of cool with its own personality and slant toward a particular breed of modern-day dude.