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Is Pinterest the 'next big thing' in social media?

Is Pinterest the 'next big thing' in social media? | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

Yesterday I selected a post by Elad Gil who talked about Pinterest being the next big shiney thing on the web. Today I have selected another article by Don Reisinger    for Cnet News - digital home, who has more to say about this.

 

I do admit I'm participating on many betas because I feel the need to stay informed. I'm not usually drawn to every new thing that comes along but somehow, Pinterest has caught my eye.

 

Let's take a look at why Pinterest is becoming one of the most popular social networks, what's really happening here?

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

**Pinterest so far has been the only company to distinguish itself. Late last month, Experian Hitwise, a company that monitors consumer behavior on the Web, reported that Pinterest had 11 million visits during the week ended December 17, jumping 4,000 percent compared with six months earlier.

 

**The massive bump catapulted Pinterest to the 10th spot in Experian's listing of the most popular social networks, just behind Yelp. Experian also discovered that Pinterest has found a loyal following in women.

 

**In the past three months, women have accounted for 58 percent of its userbase, and nearly 60 percent of those women are between the ages of 25 and 44.

 

**Opinions are mixed over why Pinterest has been able to attract such a large audience.

 

**Is it the service's solid design? Is it the attention it has received from media outlets shocked by its growth?

 

**Is it, perhaps, the fact that it recently raised $26 million from venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, giving it bundles of cash to play with? It could be all that.

 

**But Gil thinks it might also have something to do with its ease-of-use.

 

**"Pinterest was one of the first sites to take push button content generation (via bookmarklets and 're-pinning') and structure it into sets of curated content called 'boards

 

**This allowed users to collect content from across the Web, as well as from other users on the site.

 

Reisinger ends his article with a word of caution:

 

**"Pinterest has yet to offer its service publicly. And once it finally moves beyond its invite-only phase, the company will be truly tested."

 

Followed by the question: 

 

**"will the mainstream Web user who typically joins the social game after early adopters pick up their invites, find value in it?"

 

** Chances are, we'll get the answers to those questions later this year.

 

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

 

Read full article here [http://cnet.co/xilVUk]


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The New Pearltrees iPad App Enables A New Kind of Content Curation

Exclusive first look: Pearltrees iPad app enables new kind of content curation

 

How do you save and share the web with other people? Pearltrees has a new idea: you put your favorite Google+ posts, photos, tweets, videos, blogs, and other things on the Web into a "pearl" and then arrange these into "trees."

 

That was OK on a normal computer, but when you get the touch capabilities of tablets it's transformative, especially as a way to find new interests.

 

Imagine if Google+ were laid out in such a way. This is awesome and I'll be using it a lot now.

 

Here's an exclusive video look at this new app with CEO +Patrice Lamothe.

 

A very interesting French company. They are headquartered in Paris. We filmed this at the Ritz in Half Moon Bay where +Oliver Starr and Patrice visited me and showed it to me for the first time last week.


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Matt Bancroft's comment, October 14, 2011 6:08 AM
Pearltrees have all the suitable players they need to make full use of their database. With Pearltrees joining the Apple arena, it will surely provide an enjoyable experience of manipulating the pearls to its users. The iPad can be regarded as their gateway to the mass market. read more http://tablettechtoday.com/blogposts/pearltrees-launches-its-first-ipad-app.html