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100 Ways to Make Your Marriage Rock. 19 Tools for Pinterest Pros. By Bliss Hanlin, Community Manager at eModeration (and Pinner extraordinaire) As Pinterest growth skyrockets, so follows the number of tools available to help us manage our content, understand our metrics, and be better pinners.

19 Tools for Pinterest Pros Pinterest Aims at the Collector Hidden Inside All of Us. 10 Non-Profits Leveraging Pinterest for Social Good. Pinterest’s First Investor Explains the Secret to the Startup's Success. “I was Pinterest’s first investor.”

Pinterest’s First Investor Explains the Secret to the Startup's Success

That’s a sentence I bet you wish you could say. Here at SXSW, I find myself sitting opposite angel investor Brian Cohen who happily owns that distinction. In other words, he found, as he calls them, a couple of young guys from NYU (Ben Silbermann and Evan Sharp) at a business plan competition where angel investors “forage for new opportunities.” The rest is startup legend. Cohen, who has a background in publishing and is now the founder and chairman of the New York Angels, wanted to talk about what it was like to work with Pinterest in those early days, how the idea for Pinterest blossomed out of a different project Silbermann was working on, and what makes the Pinterest team different and therefore successful. “They listened,” Cohen said — repeatedly. Pinterest: The New Facebook For Lifestyle Magazines. While Pinterest’s usefulness and staying power are still being debated, one thing has become clear: With its mostly female user base and emphasis on visuals, the online corkboard has become a traffic boon for women’s lifestyle magazines, even if the site doesn’t make it easy for brands to stand out.

Pinterest: The New Facebook For Lifestyle Magazines

“Pinterest is the perfect complement for a visually driven brand,” said Gayle Butler, Better Homes and Gardens' editor in chief. Editors from other magazines like Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings echoed that sentiment, noting that recipe and “how-to” photos have proved especially popular on the site. A big selling point of Pinterest is that photos, whether posted directly from a website or reposted within Pinterest, lead directly back to the source material. “From an SEO standpoint, it’s a boon,” said Herndon Hasty, associate director for digital marketing firm iProspect. Everything Pinterest and Tumblr Users Need To Know About Copyright Law. It's hard to write a story or post about Pinterest and copyright law without at least one reader leaving a comment along the lines of "What about Tumblr?

Everything Pinterest and Tumblr Users Need To Know About Copyright Law

" Indeed, comparisons between the two sites are fairly obvious: while Tumblr is more of a blog platform and Pinterest is more of a link-sharing site, both are set up to allow users to easily share content they find on the Internet, and both do a great job of displaying visual content - whether or not the person sharing that content has rights to share that work. But Pinterest, in large part because of its rapid growth and sudden popularity, gets the lion's share of heat when people talk about what social networks can and can't do when it comes to copyright. And that may not be entirely fair, according to copyright attorneys we spoke with. "The copyright policies of both sites are really quite similar, and the particular focus on Pinterest seems unwarranted in my opinion," said Timothy C. Must-Know Pinterest User Demographics.

It's no secret that the Internet loves Pinterest.

Must-Know Pinterest User Demographics

Now, most users are even spending more time, on average, pinning than they are on hanging out on Facebook. Here's what you need to know about Pinterest user demographics. With an average of 1.36 million users daily, the social photo pinboard has taken the web by storm, and top online retailers are following suit. Who are these feverish pinners? According to full service agency Modea, the majority are female mothers — 28 percent have a household income of $100k+. Pinterest’s Got a Copyright Problem. Search results for shoehorn entertainment. How Pinterest Changed Website Design Forever. Even if you haven't ever visited popular visual bookmarking site Pinterest, you might recognize its design elements — which have been popping up everywhere since the startup burst onto the mainstream scene in 2011.

How Pinterest Changed Website Design Forever

The site doesn't use traditional web building blocks. "It's almost like a window-shopping mode," says Khoi Vinh, the former design director for "It puts the ball back in the user's court," muses Andrew Beck, a web designer at Blue Fountain Media. "It flattens the information hierarchy," describes Jeff Croft, a web designer and co-founder of ebook lending site Lendle.

Pinterest puts web content into sticky-note sized blocks users can organize onto pinboards that fill the entire browser screen. Though the hot Palo Alto startup is staying mum about its user numbers, one study found it drives more traffic to websites than Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn combined. As it has gained in popularity, so too has its unusual design. Consequently, the design caught on. Designers Make Data Much Easier to Digest. They are computer scientists, statisticians, graphic designers, producers and cartographers who map entire oceans of data and turn them into innovative visual displays, like rich graphs and charts, that help both companies and consumers cut through the clutter.

Designers Make Data Much Easier to Digest

These gurus of visual analytics are making interactive data synonymous with attractive data. “Statistics,” says Dr. Hans Rosling, a professor of international health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, “is now the sexiest subject around.” Dr. Rosling is a founder of Gapminder, a nonprofit group based in Stockholm that works to educate the public about disparities in health and wealth around the world — by offering animated interactive statistics online that help visitors spot trends on their own. INFOGRAPHICS / Pinterest is taking the Internet by storm. These are the must-know facts about Pinterest user demographics. via @mashable 13 ‘Pinteresting’ Facts About Pinterest Users [INFOGRAPHIC] Pinterest: The Content {Source} Issue. In the world of blogging, a common courtesy among us is the practice of source ‘crediting’ if you choose to to use it within your content.

With the recent phenomenon of Pinterest, many bloggers have been tripple-ing their traffic through the use of Pinterest ‘pins.’ Some bloggers are up in arms with this recent practice solely because their ‘own’ images have been the source of other bloggers’ traffic success and/or creative ideas. Amy Locurto of Living Locurto recently blogged about ‘How Pinterest is Changing How I Blog and Feature Creative Content“, in that “…the average person probably doesn’t realize the amount of traffic people are getting from Pinterest. In the creative community, the referral traffic is higher from Pinterest than any other social media platform as of now. Bloggers could easily be using content ‘without’ crediting back to the original source which later can create a problem from the use of Pinterest.