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Pinterest, the web-based "pinboard", which launched almost two years ago, barely got a mention until 6 months ago.

Discussion:  Pinterest is a web-based “pinboard” whose unique visitors grew by 400% in the last quarter of 2011.  Pinterest is a visual social network that organizes images by topic and lets users re-share with just one click.  The site helps users catalog their passions, and it drives more visitors to third-party websites than Google+, YouTube, and LinkedIn combined.

Source:  CNN News

Date:  February 7, 2012


Discussion Questions:

  • What are the three parallel trends that sharing on the Web has been following?
  • Why did Pinterest and its millions of monthly users go almost unnoticed by the tech press?

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