Inspiring Social ...
Follow
Find tag "social-curation"
1.8K views | +2 today
Inspiring Social Media
Learning great ways to use social media
Curated by Lisa Buben
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Lisa Buben from PINTEREST Watch - Curated by Jan Gordon & John van den brink
Scoop.it!

Research Says: Pinterest is big, it’s bad, and it’s for real

Research Says: Pinterest is big, it’s bad, and it’s for real | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
A new report from the Social Habit focuses on new research focused on Pinterest and if you weren't a "pinner" before, it might be time to get in the g...

Via janlgordon
more...
janlgordon's curator insight, December 6, 2012 7:16 PM

This piece is by Mark Schaefer, - if you're not active on Pinterest, after you read this based on actual research, you might want to rethink your strategy.


Here are some highlights from The Social Habit research of American social media users shows some pretty staggering insights. Here are a few highlights:


  • Usage of Pinterest is already nearly as large as LinkedIn with 21% having a Pinterest account versus 26% on LinkedIn
  • More than half of Pinterest users visit the site each day.
  • We could be seeing just the tip of the iceberg for Pinterest’s growth. 38% of U.S. social media users plan to use Pinterest more often
  • 70% of the site’s users are women and 64% of the site’s fans are under the age of 34. In fact, Pinterest is the third-most widely-used social network for women 18-44 (behind Facebook and Twitter).
  • The most popular pins?



Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"


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

Rescooped by Lisa Buben from Curation, Social Business and Beyond
Scoop.it!

Pinterest: What Early Adopters Need to Know

Pinterest: What Early Adopters Need to Know | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Jeff Turner, it makes you STOP and think. Pinterest is the latest new shiny thing but as Jeff says, buyer beware. His insights are right on the money.

 

He asks us to know the enviornment before we start posting and promoting. Here's an excerpt:

 

The Pinterest Stream And Fools Gold

 

Avoid Self Promotion:

 

"Pinterest is designed to curate and share things you love. If there is a photo or project you’re proud of, pin away! However, try not to use Pinterest purely as a tool for self-promotion".

 

Here are the takeaways:

 

My advice here is going to be the same advice I give people in any new social network... go have some fun first.

 

**Be social. Get to know the community, the lay of the land. The rest will sort itself out.

 

**The first thing that happens when the real estate community for example, "discovers" a new social media site is they focus on the media, not the social. This is a mistake. It leads to mining in the wrong streams.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"

 

Read full article here: [http://www.jeffturner.info/pinterest/]


Via janlgordon
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lisa Buben from "#Google+, +1, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop, Foursquare, Empire Avenue, Klout and more"
Scoop.it!

The Explosion of Pinterest and Why You Should Read This Report

The Explosion of Pinterest and Why You Should Read This Report | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Dave Copeland for Readwriteweb. There have been many articles about Pinterest but if you do nothing else, read the white paper by Engauge and report they're referring to. It is absolutely the best one I've seen to date. (more details below)

 

The most important thing in this piece is the report, here's what you'll see:

 

A new Engauge white paper breaks down:

 

**the make-up of the average Pinterest user 

 

**shows that the end result of less reading is more of a focus on content curation than creation.

 

**The timing of that trend, combined with a stunning design when Internet users are focusing more on visual than text, has allowed Pinterest to explode in popularity.

 

This is what caught my attention - a quote from a user:

 

"When I'm looking for new trends on specific topics like fashion or birthday party themes, I now search Pinterest first -- not Google." - Karah Street

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

If you're in making Pinterest work for you, you might want to visit my other topic: Pinterest Watch. 

 

Read full article here: [http://rww.to/yQtDNQ]


Via janlgordon, ABroaderView
more...
Alessio Manca's comment, March 15, 2012 1:12 PM
nice thought "People aren't really reading anymore": sounds people are becoming parasites
Rescooped by Lisa Buben from PINTEREST Watch - Curated by Jan Gordon & John van den brink
Scoop.it!

Will Pinterest Lead The Way & Transform the Web in 2012?

Will Pinterest Lead The Way & Transform the Web in 2012? | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

I selected this post written by Elad Gil because not only was it interesting and timely, but the comments from his readers were equally as valuable. So many different social curation platforms emerging, Pinterest is one to watch.......

 

Excerpt:

 

Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing

 

The most interesting wave hitting the social web in 2012 is social curation. This was kicked off in 2011 as Pinterest's growth was noticed by Silicon Valley and a number of companies quickly followed suit -

 

**Snip.It launched as a social information curation platform, Quora adopted boards for a similar purpose, and Fab.com launched a structured social commerce feed.

 

There's so much information in this post, here's the takeaway. I would love to hear your comments about this next wave......

 

Takeaway:

 

2012 Will Be The Year of Curated Sets


**2012 will likely see an acceleration of structured, push button, social curation across the web. Why? Because most users don't want to take much effort to produce content, and consuming content in a structured manner (especially photos) is also much faster.

 

**Just as the first wave of social media has transformed the consumption of information, this next wave of social curation will fundamentally change how users find and interact with content over time.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/lK0ZHi]


Via janlgordon
more...
Tom George's comment, January 4, 2012 9:54 PM
Hey Jan,

It most definitely is. I thank you as well and I look forward to a great year of curating, learning and growing.
janlgordon's comment, January 4, 2012 10:25 PM
Internet Billboards
Absolutely Tom, it's going to be an exciting time!
maxOz's comment, January 19, 2012 9:58 PM
Jan, I have sent this scoop [error] didn't realize you had it xxx