The stereotype of your typical Pinterest user is that she’s into four things: mason jars, recipes, inspirational quotes and — above all — weddings. We’ve always known that Pinterest obsessives had a soft spot for planning their nuptials, but we had no idea how intense it was.
Pinterest hit the $5 billion mark after successfully completing a $200 million Series F led by SV Angel, TechCrunch reported. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Fidelity, A16Z, FirstMark Capital and Valiant Capital Partners also reportedly contributed. Read More
Easter is around the corner. There are myriad ways to honor the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, but surely the most noble among them is the Peep craft project.
Whether you are gluing stuff to Peeps, gluing Peeps to other stuff, or doing some combination of both, you will probably head to Pinterest to find all the Read More
They also love buying the stuff they pin (except for #fitspo, because as we all know, that’s priceless). The virtual pinboard site drives sales in a huge way.
Now, a new app is enabling Pinterest users to pin their favorite products IRL just by scanning an item’s UPC barcode. It’s called LoveList, and it was created by Brad Mahler and Mark Tholking, TechCrunch reports. Read More
In a gesture that’s sure to please all of The Notebook‘s most type-A fans, a young man planned a surprise proposal and wedding for his girlfriend using nothing but her “My Dream Wedding” Pinterest board.
Amanda Roman’s exhaustive board includes such Pinterest staples as inspirational quotes, makeup tips and even sparkly guilt-inducing weight loss crafts. With more than 220 pins, the only thing she was missing was a fiancé :\ Read More
Users have been using the platform to pin more than five million articles per day, Fast Company reports, so the company has decided to create a designated article pin to make it easier for users to read things later. Read More
Pinterest has long been the domain of overgrown sorority girls, bored Southern belles, and Your Annoying Cousin. It’s tough not to hate on the site’s miles and miles of cutesy recipes, DIY projects and saccharine quotes displayed against generic sunset backgrounds.
But with its new savings alerts feature, we just might have to quit playing the Negative Nancy and sign up for an account. Read More
We tend to think of Pinterest as being pretty straightforward: See pretty picture/thing we want, pin it, repeat ad infinitum. Hence the free-and-clear path to monetization.
But the Daily Dot reports that a particularly aggressive “transmedia” publisher, BeActive, wants to use the platform as a storytelling medium. The company is taking Beat Girl, a novel, and turning it into: Read More
Pinterest, the social image-sharing pinboard site beloved by maiden aunts and chronically depressed ex-girlfriends everywhere, isn’t so hot anymore, apparently. While Pinterest soared in popularity at the end of 2011 and by March this year was the third most popular U.S. social network, new user signups appear to have dropped off a cliff. Nicholas Carlson made note of this in Business Insider several days ago: Read More