Pinterest in currently the toast of the web, and it’s a visual pinboard for collecting and sharing online content. The “pinning” phenomenon has been spreading relentlessly since its beginning, in 2010. Most Facebook users are now active on Pinterest and the numbers keep growing. A number of reasons are accountable for this growth.
Pinterest enables users to pin something that they really like, something that speaks to them, allowing them to create an online collection of things they like. It also emphasizes the visual over the textual, making information much more easier to digest and remember. By adding the pin button, Pinterest enabled users to pin their content across various sites. Many users say that spending time on Pinterest is a soothing and relaxing activity.
The main innovation that comes from Pinterest isn’t the pin button. It’s a shift in online behavior. Usually people search for what interests them. They open google, type in the words and browse through the results. On Pinterest, people wander about boards and pages, discovering new ideas or things that they like and add them to their own boards, for others to discover. The attraction of Pinterest is just that: people enjoy discovering things, without specifically looking for them.
As an added bonus, Pinterest enables people only to experience bits and pieces of the Internet, those bits and pieces that actually are of interest for the user, instead of going through tons of irrelevant information that is tiresome. Google brings up the results according to an algorhitm, afterwards users have to search and find what interests them. With Pinterest, it’s all about a pleasurable journey in which you find things of interest which you can save and share.
Are you a Pinterest user? Do you prefer searching or discovering?
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