A fast look at the most popular items that have been pinned on Pinterest show recipes, home decorating tips, hair styles, and wedding ideas. So today came the shocking news that Pinterest is made up of a user base that is 97 percent women. In other news today water is wet, and the sun is going to set in the west tonight. TechCrunch
reporting on information provided by Inside Network’s AppData
confirms the worst kept secret on the internet.Earlier this year stats showed Pinterest was getting 810,000 daily users and in the report today that number has jumped to 2 million daily users. These users are coming from a base of 10.4 registered members. These numbers lend credence to the reporting over the last six weeks that show Pinterest is now the fastest growing website of all time. Having been launched Pinterest registered over 10 million people in less than nine months.
One additional interesting piece of information from the AppData is in regard to the demographics of the women that are responsible for this huge increase for Pinterest. In most cases new trends start in one of the two coasts and then work their way into the middle of the country. In the case of Pinterest the explosion of registered users has been fueled by women aged 18-34 mostly located in middle America.
Experienced bloggers to build up the traffic for their website very often are looking for ways to get their content in front of new readers. Some tools that bloggers might use are better than others but for a wise publisher a new account with Pinterest
is a must. Pinterest is already the fasted growing website ever. Users of Pinterest use the website as an image sharing resource that works sort of like an electronic inspiration board. While surfing the net Pinterest members can “pin” images to their own board. Find a new dress design, or a great recipe, or maybe a great idea for a wedding then all a user has to do is click their Pin Button and in seconds their friends will be able to see the great idea that they found.The biggest difference that new users will notice about Pinterest compared to other social media sites is that there is very little reading involved. Mostly when scrolling around the user is treated to great pictures. These pictures so far are mostly related to categories that are traditionally considered feminine in nature. A fast glance at the “Popular” pins page reveals wedding ideas, hair styles, work out strategies, decorating and announcement ideas. There is some text in that people can leave limited comments when review pins.All of this is great, but why should should a blogger care at all about Pinterest? Read more…
Pinterest is a social website designed like a bulletin board styled to provide users the ability to share photos and links with other Pinterest members. Users can create and then manage theme based categories based on their own personal interests. 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.
Developers first started working on Pinterest in December 2009 and was first published for beta testing in March 2010. Pinterest has been operating much like Google+ did at first in that new members can either join a waiting list, or must get an invitation from an existing member.
How Do Pinterest Users Use Pinterest:
Pinterest members use a “Pin It” button to select media they find on the internet and save these files on their own image boards. These image boards can be named anything the member likes to help organize all the items they find interesting and would like to either save or to share with others. Pinterest is capable of organizing media such as pictures, video, discussions, and links to interesting information.
What most users spend most of their time doing however may not be “pinning” their own interests. Through feeds displaying the most popular “pins” and feeds that show what people’s friends have “pinned”.
Editors Note: To date a majority of users are women and looking at the most popular pins currently reveal mostly information that trend towards the interests of women. Examples include recipes, decorating, fashion, hair styles, work out strategies, announcement pictures, invitations, and wedding preparation ideas.