Contributor: Tech Mistress is not a so young ‘eccentric’, tech loving lady. She likes to share information in funny and witty ways, to inform but yet motivate. You can follow her on twitter – @TechieMistress, and check out her blog – Mumuocrats.
Though I indicated yesterday that I will be reviewing Blackberry Applications relevant to Nigerians and Africans as a whole. Something very interesting caught my eye and I just had to hop on the bandwagon. You guessed right. Pinterest!
What is Pinterest?
It is a virtual pin-board; a visual social network that organizes images by topic and lets you re-share with just one click. Pinterest drives more visitors to third-party websites than Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Millions troop to Pinterest monthly, wonder how the people at the valley missed it. Pinterest was built by a small team in sunny Palo Alto, California, funded by a group of successful entrepreneurs and investors including: Jack Abraham, Michael Birch, Scott Belsky, Shana Fisher (Highline Venture Partners), Ron Conway, Kevin Hartz, Jeremy Stoppelman, Hank Vigil, Fritz Lanman, and Brian S. Cohen.
Pinterest was launched almost two years ago but didn’t get any Silicon valley mention until about six months ago when statistics revealed that visitors to the site grew and averaged at 400% between September to December 2011. Pinterest adopted a non conventional approach by growing a devoted base of predominantly female visitors, letting visitors look around, share and comment on images around the web.
What Exactly Can You Do with Pinterest?
Redecorate your Home!
It can be used to save decorating ideas for homes, eye catching patterns, furniture, and accessories.
Plan a Wedding.
People can leave comments on clothes, linen, pictures of party venues
Find your Style!
Pinterest can be used to share personal style. Items like clothing, shoes and accessories can be pinned while browsing stores and fashion blogs.
Save your Inspirations!
Save Your Recipes!
The uniqueness of Pinterest is its topic specificity and visual base. You can follow pinterest on twitter @pinterest. I should however add that a turn off for me is the need for an ‘invite’, but I suppose it would be open to all in the nearest future.
You can also follow me on twitter @abiikeblogger, if you have an idea you’d like to share or products/apps/systems/technologies you’d like to get reviews on and I will gladly follow back.