Why is Pinterest everywhere all of a sudden?
It's been around for almost two years, but has seen an explosion in popularity recently.
I had lunch with a friend the other day and I mentioned that I had just signed up. She said I was the third person to rave about the site to her within the last 24 hours.
I read a large segment of the Pinteresti are women creating boards for weddings. I don't know any of those women personally.
Some dismiss Pinterest as Tumblr for chicks. Yes, 80% of the users are women. Yet, us silly women are driving more Internet traffic than Google+, YouTube, and a bunch of other popular sites.
I'm still working on my boards, but I think Pinterest is great. Basically, it's a visual bulletin board. What a brilliant idea.
Most of my friends who "Pin" work in creative fields; writers, potters, photographers, designers, cooks, advertising execs, etc.
Pinterest is going to be around for a while. A site has to be pretty special to stand out in a very crowded social media market.
Do you Pin? Why do you like about the site?