Monday, February 27, 2012

Pinterest - An emerging Social Media..

 I had written many posts explaining the fast growth of Social Media and the need for the Business to use the Social Media to promote the products and services.

In this post I am going to write about an emerging Social Media "Pinterest".

Pinterest is a pinboard-styled social photo sharing website. Pinterest allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections(i-e as Boards and Pins). The site's mission statement is to "connect everyone in the world through the 'things' they find interesting."  Pinterest is managed by Cold Brew Labs, a team based in Palo Alto, California.  is popular among women. Time magazine listed Pinterest in its "50 Best Websites of 2011" column.

In January 2012, comScore reported that the had 11.7 million unique users, making it the fastest site in history to break through the 10 million unique visitor mark

New users have to either get invitations from their friends or they have to request invitation from Pinterest itself for creating account in pinterest. And, the users have to connect their Twitter or Facebook account with Pinterest.

Many people are accusing pinterest for allowing the users to share the copyrighted images without the permission of the Copyright owner. For handling this issue, Pinterest has released a new html meta tag "nopin" to allow websites to opt out of their images being pinned

Few days back I requested pinterest for sending invitation. Once after making the request I got an email saying that my request is in "waiting list".

And, I got the invitation from pinterest next day.  I created the Pinterest account rajamanickam. I connected my Facebook account with my Pinterest account.

I have created one board motivational quotes and added few pins from our Motivational Quotes website TheQuotes.Net using the Pinterest Bookmarklet "PinMarklet". One Pin of my Board got 6 repins within few days.
You can share your pinterest experience thro' the comments.

And, you can see below an interesting Infographics about Pinterest.

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1 comment:

KitchenKarma said...

Thanks for the detailed review of Pinterest...I have been wondering about it...really interesting...

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