Do you always feel like you're one step behind when it comes to the latest social media networks and trends? If so, you're not what the marketing pros call an early adopter or trendsetter. And you know that there are advantages to not being the first in line to try the latest technology out there. You smart little thing, you. You've given developers time to work out some bugs before you arrive on the scene and by the time you decide to really join the party, some of your friends are already there, ready to welcome you and make the whole experience a lot more fun and interesting. Here's a quick and easy summary of the social media networks your friends, family and colleagues might be talking about. 1. Pinterest One of the fastest growing social media networks of the past couple of years, Pinterest is a site that's meant for sharing gorgeous photos. What the heck is Pinterest? It's like a bunch of virtual bulletin boards filled with beautiful, inspirational photos. You 'pin'/add/share beautiful photos you find online and group them according to themes on virtual boards. You follow users and boards you like and the networking begins. What's so great about Pinterest? Inspiration. That's the greatest thing Pinterest offers. Just imagine the possibilities of visualizing creative projects in one digital space that you can access when you're out shopping or when you're planning your next home renovation project. Or your child's birthday party. Cool crafts to make; impressive meals to cook; fabulous outfits to put together and amazing travel destinations to keep you focused on saving for your next getaway. What else do I need to know? Canadian Living is on Pinterest so check us out there. Membership is free and by invite only so you need a Pinterest user (like me) to send you an invitation in order to join. Copyright violation is an issue on Pinterest so be sure to share your own photos or pics from sites that encourage sharing of their photos. These sites tend to include a Pinterest button in their content-sharing tools. Include photographer credits and read Pinterest's Terms of Service, pin etiquette guidelines and copyright policies. Pinterest is best viewed on devices that showcase big photos at their finest, like on tablets or computer monitors -- but maybe not so great for accessing on your mobile phone. Are you on Pinterest? If so, what do you like about it? If not, why not? See you next Monday for Part 2 of my roundup of social media networks to check out today.