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What is Pinterest?

on February 8, 2012 | Pinterest | Comments (1)

A new social media website is taking the world by storm – http://pinterest.com/

According to Alexa.com Pinterest is currently the 110th most popular website in the world, with a but on your average weekday is around the 60th most popular website in the world – so it’s getting HUGE traffic, particularly in the USA.

What exactly is Pinterest?

Pinterest is basically an online pinboard where you can upload different pieces of your content (specifically pictures) into customisable groups, eg work stuff, home, Sydney, favourite books, favourite movies etc.

May not seem like much, but this site is super popular and kinda fun to use too.

At the moment the site is in ‘invitation’ mode so when you signup it may be a couple days till you can get in and use the site.

It looks like a few businesses are already using the site to promote their products, particularly physical businesses and retailers.

I am still very much experimenting with this new social network and you can follow me here: http://pinterest.com/ausocialmedia/

Pinterest also have an iPhone application downloadable from the AppStore.


David Cowling : Editor and Founder of SocialMediaNews.com.au. I also run a Social Media Agency where I do consulting work and another blog dedicated to Instagram news. Connect with me: Twitter | LinkedIn | Google + or contact me here. Alternatively, you can send me an email at david@socialmedianews.com.au

  • Pinterest is not quite new but has been around for a few years now. For some reason it has pick up a lot of new traffic lately.

    Nonetheless, you are right: it is indeed a fun and interesting social media platform.











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