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How Users Interact On Pinterest, Study Reveals User Habits

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Pinterest users interact differently than users on other social networks. The team at Wishpond explores which pins receive the best treatment overall.

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Charity WIlls's curator insight, May 23, 2013 10:11 AM

How Users Interact On Pinterest, Study Reveals User Habits

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 10, 11:20 AM

I was introduced to Pinterest by one of my students about six months before the boom that made Pinterest a household word.


I wish I'd seized the opportunity and jumped right in. However, at first I just didn't get it.  Now in hindsight I realize that Pinterest is a curation platform-- one that appeals to millions.  Needless to say I'm now curating a dozen different interests! 

Alfredo Corell's comment, February 11, 8:11 AM
I'd like to see actual data. The Infographic is one year old :)
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The Stats Behind Pinterest Users [INFOGRAPHIC]

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As Pinterest continues to grow, and looks to bring on more funding, more and more businesses are considering jumping in to the scrapbooking deep end.

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janlgordon's curator insight, February 8, 2013 12:30 PM

This article is from Socialfresh and infographic from Wishpond -


Here are a few highlights from the infographic:


**17 million brand engagements occurred on Pinterest 15% brand's boards 85% elsewere


**The most popular age group on Pinterest is 25-34 year olds


**Pinterest referrals spend 70% more money than visitors referred from non-social channels


**Pinterest hit 10 Million U.S, monthly unique visitors faster than any independent site in history!


**American users of Pinterst spend an average of 1 hour and 17 minutes on the site


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"


See infographic here: [http://bit.ly/XZAKVT]

Robin Speed's curator insight, March 29, 8:53 PM
Great infographic
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Why We're All Suddenly Obsessed With Pinterest

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It's a good question! The fact is that blogs are filled with articles about Pinterest. For my part, I am absolutely convinced that this kind of social media will wreak havoc among users... and you? [note mg]

 

It's addictive, fun, visually appealing, and easy, so it's no wonder Pinterest, the popular visual bookmarking site, has hooked millions of users. That said, the site’s growth (below) was fairly flat from its launch in early 2010 until September 2011. But since then, it’s simply been going gangbusters, begging the question--why now? Here are three reasons why we think it’s become so attractive.

 

1. Pinterest rides (and defines) a new trend: social relevance.

 

Pinterest is successfully riding a new trend wave in the social space, moving mechanisms for content sharing beyond connections (friends) and towards relevance, effectively broadening the social horizon for us content addicts.

 

Read more: http://www.fastcompany.com/1818729/why-are-we-all-suddenly-pinterested


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New Data: Pinterest Referring More Traffic Than LinkedIn, Reddit, Google+

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This piece was written by Jason Heath for Socialfresh

 

"The latest Pinterest referral traffic data reveals that Pinterest drives more referral traffic than YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+ combined".

 

That is pretty significant for a social network that most marketers still do not even know exists. And yes, they are still an invite only community.

 

This data does not include EVERY referral source out there on the web. But it does put Pinterest into context compared to other major social sites. And it can give anyone doing business online a good sense of where strong referral opportunities might exist for their business.

 

 

The Highlights of the Data

Here are a few key takeaways from the Shareaholic findings:

 

Selected and curated by maxOZ covering "Pinterest Watch"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/AssEyf]


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janlgordon's comment, February 5, 2012 4:00 PM
Thanks Michele, this is a great one!
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Queen of Pinterest Contest

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Are You The Queen of Pinterest?

This contest is about recognizing power Pinterest pinners who happen to be women.

 

How To Enter

1. Follow Pinterest/ScentTrail

 

2. I will add you to the board.

 

3. Pin 5 pins before 2.13.

 

4. Select 10 finalists. Community vote determines Queen of Pinterest.

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Professors, Peers, & Pinterest: The role Pinterest is playing inside and outside the classroom

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With over 10 million users, Pinterest has rocketed to pop-culture fame since its launch in beta in March 2010.
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Stephen Bright's comment, November 20, 2012 6:45 PM
Joyce any comment on the copyright implications of Pinterest? My understanding is that they can allow a user to be sued for use of an image and they specifically take nil responsibility for the use of images on their website...
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Curation Tools: The Amsterdam-Born Pinterest Look-Alike for Hip and Cool Stuff - 20Blinks

"...20blinks gives content curation a heady, Dutch twist.

 

If Pinterest opened people's eyes to the joys of content curation, 20blinks unleashes their souls.

 

Supposedly, 20Blinks is a place for sharing and appreciating the finer, funkier things across cultures.

 

Like an ambient content curation platform, 20blinks is dedicated to sharing all things hip.

 

Many of the collections are a delightful trip. It's a mind-blowing place for sharing and discovery of:

- New music and classic grooves
- Contemporary art and photography
- Buzz-worthy books
- Exotic travel inspiration
- Fresh fashion and much more."

(Source: Yahoo - http://voices.yahoo.com/http://voices.yahoo.com/20blinks-hip-social-network-content-curation-10846363.html?cat=15)  

 

Try it out now: http://www.20blinks.com/ 


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