Next up in our countdown of the hottest 100 gadgets on the planet is Pinterest
This invite-only online pinboard has seen its active users grow to 12 million quick smart, leading to dotcom boom-sized expectations.
Born in late 2009 and making a bigger noise than Google+, the idea of Pinterest is that the social scrapbook becomes a patchwork of everything that makes you who you are (in the majority of users’ cases, that seems to be “cupcake maker”), but new copyright fears could smack it down before it’s got started. Will it be as big as Facebook or Twitter? Time will only tell, but the early signs suggest it’s going to be around for a while.