Those who take on the hobby of stamp collecting for a quiet diversion can find much satisfaction. But there are those who feel that the hobby may offer them the opportunity to make a personal statement, through creating something unique. Filling your commercially produced album (by Scott, Gibbons, Minkus and others) will not offer the uniqueness some seek. Neither will putting together a collection of first day covers with the readily available cachets.
Pinterest offers a unique way of saving images in online albums that say something about the saver. If those albums look like stamp albums that comes as no surprise: one of the founders of Pinterest, Ben Silbermann is himself a long-time stamp collector. And the format of Pinterest offers a perfect show and tell venue for those who'd like others to view their collections.