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You are a Pinterest power user. You spend quite some time curating your boards, pinning original content, and you might even have a substantial following. Your friends flock to you with Pinterest-related questions, and as Pinterest veteran, you're always ready with the answers.
Considering all the time you spend on Pinterest, you might benefit from a new set of tricks that will help you streamline your pinning and even solve a few issues you run into all too often.
Check out these tricks, and leave yours in the comments section.
1. Find the original source of a photo. How … Read more
How many people know the recipe for President Barack Obama's family chili? Before today, probably not many. But now anyone on the social-networking site Pinterest can find out how many onions, ground beef, and kidney beans the recipe takes, and then pin it to their own profile if they like.
Obama has added the popular virtual pinboard site Pinterest to his social-networking trove and today his filled-out profile page with eight boards and 44 pins was made public. According to tech news site Mashable, the Obama campaign set up the account a few weeks ago, but there wasn't … Read more
"It's the Pinterest of..."
Just stop right there. It's not a unique pitch. Quite the contrary. We are hearing about, and seeing, more Pinterestification of the Internet every day. Why?
I asked a few entrepreneurs why they're adopting the grid look on the Web sites. The most informative: J.R. Johnson, the CEO of Trippy, the Pinterest of travel advice.
Originally, Johnson says, Trippy was a narrow, linear utility. It funneled users through the single experience of getting advice if they knew where they were going. The new, Pinteresty Trippy "moves us up the … Read more
ComScore just released February data on most-visited Web sites that confirmed Google still rules the Web, with186.6 million visitors.
The next biggest properties were Microsoft Sites with 174.4 million and Yahoo sites with 173.5 million. Facebook, meantime, came in at number four with 158.6 million visitors, and, curiously, MySpace jumped 8 positions to rank number 42 with 25.5 million visitors.
Remember: This is strictly visitors, not a measure of how long people spend on these sites.
Bliss Control is a Web service that aims to ease the burden of updating a variety of settings on multiple social networks. It supports 12 settings on 13 different social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.
Bliss Control doesn't require access to your account or password because all it's providing is a direct link to where the specific settings are. Granted, it's not that difficult to find these settings on your own, but if you're trying to update your profile pic, e-mail address, or bio on several sites at the same time, Bliss Control can … Read more
Pinterest's endless stream of tiled photos may be its most luring feature, but comments and likes quickly clutter the design, especially when an interesting Pin prompts dozens of likes and comments.
Sounds nit-picky, but as a power user, I can attest that a Pinterest page littered with comments like "Awww!!!!" and "omg i have to make this inflatable iPhone case" is not conducive to efficient pinning. And there is only so much time to pin in one day.
Just what the world needs--another social network! If that, accompanied by an exasperated sigh, is your reaction to hearing all the buzz about Pinterest, then you're like me.
But because so many smart people I know (almost all of them women) are talking about Pinterest, I decided to give it a whirl. In addition to all the general buzz, three other things caught my eye:Pinterest was the fastest independent social network to 10 million unique users, according to Comscore ( see details in this TechCrunch post by Josh Constine ( @JoshConstine). Pinterest was driving more referral traffic to many publishers than Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn combined (… Read more
Pinterest's co-founder and CEO Ben Silbermann had a few announcements to make at South by Southwest today--not only will users' profiles get revamped but people will be able to pin videos and an iPad app is on the way.
According to the tech news site Mashable, Silbermann said that the virtual pinboard's redesigned profiles pages will be released this week and they will be beautiful.
"I'm so excited about it," Silbermann said during a SXSW conference today. "We wanted to make it more beautiful...to make your profile different in kind than the profile … Read more
If Tumblr and StumbleUpon had a baby, they would likely give birth to Pinterest.
The new social networking site, which lets you grab things--photos, videos, and blog posts--from around the Web and "Pin" them, is quickly claiming the social lives of Internet users.
Aside from being a fun and effective way to discover new content on the Web, Pinterest might eventually replace traditional bookmarks, as the site offers a more attractive, visual way to scrapbook stuff you find on the Net.