Speculation is growing about the content the owners of Godinterest will and will not permit, but how does it actually differ from Pinterest?
Godinterest was founded by Dean Jones, a Christian, to allow people to post within an environment that prohibits ill-mannered language and distasteful images.
Jones, 35, a project manager from London, said: “Pinterest is one of the leading social media sites; however, posts on Pinterest are not always guaranteed to be suitable for the whole family. We are mindful of the values that we as Christians are bound by and therefore Godinterest will help to provide an additional cushion of safety. I see this as a ministry and to that degree, non-Christians are most welcome; however, Christianity is not up for debate.”
Godinterest strives to have Christian content and like Pinterest, people can use Godinterest to collect and share photos of their favorite events, interests and hobbies.
“Godinterest acts as a bespoke Christian media platform, whereby users’ content and the content of others can be browsed on the main page,” Jones says. “Its mission is to connect Christians through the interests they share. Users can upload images and embed videos to boards, which can be used to organize images they love from around the web or from their very own work.
“Boards can also be used by educators to plan lessons and for later referral. Students can post and organize sources. Each user’s boards are potential inspiration for the rest of the community, and ‘re-posting’ is highly encouraged.”
Godinterest also allows businesses to create pages aimed at promoting their businesses online.
Jones says: “A friend of mine who happens to be an atheist recently asked me where he could purchase a Bible. I stated that Amazon or eBay might be a good starting place. However, wouldn’t it be great if everybody could go to one location for everything Christian and find and create lists of what they wanted? There are millions of small businesses around the world; however, not all have a voice. Godinterest hopes to fill that gap by providing virtual store fronts.”
Accounts can be created and accessed by linking Godinterest to Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn profiles.