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Manteresting: Pinterest-esq Image Sharing for Men

By Anthony Thurston on April 10th 2013

Pinterest Is a hot topic amongst photographers, we all pretty much fall in one of two camps. Some of us like the added exposure that Pinterest can provide, and others dislike it for using copyrighted images without permission. This is of course an over simplification, but you catch the drift.  Now there is a new Pinterest clone for us to keep an eye on aimed specifically at men, it is called Manteresting.

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The concept is generally the same as Pinterest, except for a few key details:

  • Everything posted must be “Manly” or of Interest to men. (aka tools, cars, sexy women)
  • You don’t “Pin” things on Manteresting, you “Nail” them. (lol)
  • A Strict SFW (Safe for Work) Policy. Anything NSFW gets deleted.

Checkout the site at www.manteresting.com

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My Thoughts

I can’t help but laugh that someone felt the need to create a site like this specifically for men and “manly” things. I mean sure, Pinterest is pretty focused on “girly” topics… but I would argue this is caused by the fact that the site is used by mostly women.

At any rate this is sure to stir up some more commotion with the copyright bible thumpers. Though, I can see this possibly being an interesting tool for people who do couples photography. Have the Women do a Pinterest board, and have the Men do a Manteresting board. I don’t know, just a goofy thought.

What do you think? Is there a need for sex specific Pinterest-esq sites? Let us know in the comments below.

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

4 Comments

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  1. Scott Burns

    There’s about 5 other sites aimed at a man version of pintrest in addition to this one. They all seem pretty pathetic. I feel like they try to pigeonhole men into such specific stereotypes, and I don’t exactly fit. I’ll stick with Pintrest until further notice.
    I’ve noticed that these other sites are pinning their stuff to Pintrest in attempts to get men away from there, but it doesn’t work so well since I follow a lot of women who pin in boards for men and do an extrememly good job of it.

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  2. Jason Borg

    I don’t think it should be necessary for a “mans” pinterest. I think pinterest is a platform and if men used the platform more, there would be plenty of manly things to share and fill boards with.

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  3. Nick van der Touw

    The Chive already made a pinterest spinoff catering more for guys – tapiture.com

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  4. Matthew Vanecek

    If Trey Ratcliff, Jeremy Cowart, and other prominent types can use Pinterest, then I can certainly use Pinterest. And I’m not posting “manly” crap on there–I get plenty of that in beer commercials. I’m pinning photographic inspiration, posing thoughts, health/fitness, Lots of “NSFW” stuff (since my primary photographic goal/interest is boudoir and beauty photography). NSFW varies by workplace, of course. Fashion stuff. Humor stuff.

    Manteresting. Hah! “We have a site for the insecure man who can’t handle being in the same sandbox as women!” Dude, whatever. :P

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