Are you a man who's finding it difficult to enjoy the overwhelmingly feminine Pinterest? This Canadian startup has your back. Vancouver-based Dudepins is a Pinterest built for guys, plain and simple.
Once Pinterest's popularity exploded, clever Canadian entrepreneurs build add-ons to enhance the experience of the site, such as Toronto's Pinerly (and not unlike Ryan Holmes enhancing social media sites with HootSuite, which is perhaps the shiniest example). But it was soon observed that, unlike Facebook or Twitter or LinkedIn, Pinterest was glaringly female-dominated—creating an opportunity not only for add-ons, but for niche copy sites. Enter Dudepins, founded by Colin Brown and Kamil Szybalski.
"The inspiration for Dudepins came from when we saw what Pinterest was doing and how innovative their approach to social sharing was—but there seemed to be gap, as most of their content was female oriented," Colin explained to Techvibes. "Once we realized that and had a really good think about it over cigars and scotch, we just decided to strap down and create a social sharing platform for men. Hence, Dudepins."
The Canadian startup, which remains in beta, is surprisingly non-vulgar for what seems to be an all-guy's site. Instead of a plethora of scantily clad women and t-shirts with beer jokes on them, Dudepins keeps its content clean—and actually encourages women to participate in the site as well.
"The quality of content and interaction on site has been great," Colin says. "We run a clean site that operates under the rule of thumb that if you wouldn’t be comfortable showing your boss, wife or husband the picture or video we are probably going to take it down."
You can request an invite to create your own montage—or should we say man-tage—here.