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Virtual pinboard Pinterest helps journalists find trend stories, display their work and more. The social networking site has more than four million users, landing it a spot on a list of most visited social media sites of 2011 . Perfect for showing off your favorite finds as you troll the web, users "pin" images to themed boards for visually-appealing displays. Don't be put off by its "invite-only" status. Even if you don't have a friend who can pass along instant access, simply request an invite from the site and you'll receive it in a few days.
By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN And PUI-WING TAM If you haven't heard of Pinterest, you likely will soon. Traffic to the website—which lets users create online scrapbooks to share images of projects or coveted products—has grown tenfold over the past six months. In January, the number of visitors on Pinterest.com was almost a third of that on Twitter.com.
It’s pretty hard to miss Pinterest at the moment. Every time I look at my Tweetdeck there’s a Pinterest mention or a Pinterest link (notice how many people are un-shortening Pinterest links they want to share on Twitter, just to show you they’ve a Pinterest account?); every day another tech media article; every week a new Pinterest infographic (see foot of this post). Just today, the top the three stories on my ‘LinkedIn Today’ were all Pinterest articles.
Shane Richmond – 29 February 2012 PINTEREST has been the most talked about social network of recent weeks but what is it for and who is using it? What is it?
By now, most nonprofits have likely been bombarded with suggestions to hop on the Pinterest craze. So what's it all about, and which organizations can you learn from that have already harnessed the trend? Pinterest , a virtual bulletin board for saving and sharing web pages of interest, allows users to create and display boards of interests -- creating an identity through links, pictures, words and ideas. The social media site also hit 11.7 million unique monthly U.S. visitors, hitting the 10 million mark faster than any other standalone site in history, according to Tech Crunch. So its initial appeal to nonprofits might come as an obvious one: Pinterest provides another way to connect and share messages with a mass audience.
Beyond "girly" pinboards showcasing the latest fashion trends, there's a silly side to Pinterest, which has taken a few notes from the Internet's silliest platform, Tumblr. Specifically, we're talking the art of the single-serving site -- Tumblr's mark on the Internet . Thanks to its easy-to-use, easy-to-view format, Tumblr has birthed this beautiful genre, which provides a Tumblr for every meme and new Tumblrs for all of its meme offspring. Now, as Pinterest grows, attracting more than just Midwestern wives-to-be, the network's getting the same single-serving treatment. Easier to use and prettier to view than Tumblr, Pinterest makes an even better venue for creating and viewing these kind of sites. To be clear: we mean sites that have a single theme.
Pinterest may be the hottest social media site since Facebook, but a growing number of women are openly professing an addiction.