Why everyone is making such a fuss about Pinterest

Pinterest is the startup that everyone is talking about (this is my second post about them this week) and the data in the infographic below tell you why. Their growth in traffic and time on site over the last ten months are incredible. Opinion is divided as to whether Pinterest will ultimately be a Myspace style fad or Facebook style piece of the furniture but it is easy to see why the bulls are excited and rumours are circulating that Pinterest may soon join AirBnB in the $1bn club.

My favourite fact on this infographic is that venture capital is the top interest on Pinterest in the UK. Either Dragon’s Den has captivated the nation’s imagination to a greater extent than I had realised or their traffic here is small enough to be dominated by curious investors.