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This piece (user chart included) was written and posted by Matt Silverman, contributing editor for Mashable, .
My commentary (I'm personally experiencing amazing results after being on Pinterest for about 4 months).
****Even with all the hooplah surrounding Pinterest, it's important to remember, that Pinterest is only a side dish in your business, paying attention to your main course and how Pinterest supports that is what is key. See article here: http://bit.ly/yXET4P by John Jantsch.
Having said that...........
This user engagement chart is astounding, as you see the rise in Pinterest users in a very short time.
**In my opinion, Pinterest gives you the opportunity to showcase your work without a lot of text anything that gives us a breather in that way is a blessing.
**Images speak a thousand words if you know how to use them properly.
**Showing other sides of you that are consistent with your brand message gives people a chance to see you beyond the text you post on other sites.
**Pinboards like favorite books, homes and spaces, etc. give people points of entry, a connection with you because they identify and like the same things, a great way to start a conversation, have them look to see what you do and who you are.
**Everything we do online tells a story about us, it's our digital identity, Pinterest is a place where you can tell your story in a whole different way.
**Pinterest is also a place where you can relax, fantasize about the wardrope you'd love to have, or the amazing car or cars you want to have. Let's face it, we're all plugged in 24/7, this is a place where you can lighten up and/or market your business all on the same site.
**Pinterest is not only gaining a ton of users, but those users are spending an average of 89 minutes on the site
** Facebook is still leading by 405 minutes along with Tumblr also 89 minutes but it's obvious Pinterest is moving up quickly.
**It's important to know how to use Pinterest to showcase what you do in a subtle but engaging way
Feel free to visit my topic "Pinterest Watch" a collection of articles from branding, case studies, metrics all in one place.
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"