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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.
Via Martin Gysler, Jim Lerman
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]
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.
"...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
Try it out now: http://www.20blinks.com/
Via Robin Good