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.


  • http://RogerEllman.com/ Roger Ellman

    One of these days this most attractive type of infographic will take over from my delight in my 20’s at seeing a periodic table of the elements on a wall!

    Yes – agree, the VC component looks like someone left the cap on the salt cellar partly unscrewed.

  • http://RogerEllman.com/ Roger Ellman

     Oh what an admission my gemini friend!

  • http://www.photomodel.com/ Photo Model

    Wow what a brilliant infograph you must of spent a lot of
    time on that!

    But yes pin interest is great because beyond our
    relationship with people it enables everyone to share products and photos that
    are interesting which is less emotive than other social networks