Pinterest, le réseau social qui rend accro les mères de famille américaines. UnGoogleable: Why Pinterest is the Most Regrettable Social Network Yet. Welcome to our new column, “UnGoogleable,” where @ocugwu takes the road less queried.
I have a confession to make: I hate Pinterest. No, that’s not exactly right. There’s more to it than simple loathing. I hate Pinterest and I wish it would die a fiery death, not just for my sake, but for the sake of all humankind. There, that’s better. First, the basics For the uninitiated, Pinterest, in the most basic sense, is a place where people go to share and view images. Each user can organize their photos (videos, too, though they’re much less common) into various “pinboards.” Pinterest was launched almost exactly two years ago, and for most of that time the site was sleepy and a bit insular (invites are still required to join, but these days they’re easy to come by).
This January, comScore reported that, during the prior month, Pinterest racked up 11.7 million unique views—a number that’s pretty much unprecedented for a site its age. Why Pinterest is The Worst Tags: pinterest, ungoogleable. Is This Mark Zuckerberg's Pinterest Profile? Pinterest: Everything You Wanted to Know About 2012's Hottest Startup. Pinterest has emerged as the runaway social media hit of early 2012.
You probably knew that already. But did you know the company just has 12 people? Or that 97% of Pinterest's Facebook fans are women? Lemon.ly, a visual marketing firm, took a deep dive into the data to catalog Pinterest's stunning rise and produced the infographic below. What's clear is that with 10 million users, Pinterest has already made its mark in terms of web design influence, if nothing else.
It also has the potential to become a forum for satire, as this fake Mitt Romney account illustrates. Since the company appears to be the hottest thing going — at least at this writing — consider this a snapshot of the next social media giant or the answer to tomorrow's trivia question.