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2010 Pinterest was launched as a closed beta. The site continues to be an invitation only open beta. Silbermann personally invited the first 5,000 users. Nine months later the number of users had doubled. 2010 Silbermann and the company's investors offered to sell Pinterest to a New York-based magazine publishing company but the company was not interested. March
2011 The iPhone app is launched which results in an unexpectedly large number of downloads. August 16
2011 Pinterest is listed in Time Magazine "50 Best Websites of 2011". September
2011 The Pinterest app is available for non iPhone users December 2011 Pinterest becomes one the top 10 largest social networking sites, even larger than LinkedIn, YouTube and Google+. January 2012 Pinterest has 11.7 million unique U.S. visitors. March 2012 At the South By Southwest Interactive Conference, Silbermann talks about a new look for the users' profile page! March 23
2012 The Pinterest app is available for non iPhone users. Pinterest Mobile is launched, for non-iPhone users. Pinterest updated their Terms of Service to state that they don't have the right to sell users' content. March 2012 Pinterest is the 3rd largest social media site, passing up LinkedIn and Tagged. Paul Sciarra leaves his position. Rakuten, a Japanese commerce company said it would be making a $100 million investment in Pinterest.
Pinterest is now worth $1.5 billion.
Later, three other companys would decide to invest in Pinterest. May 17,2012 August 10, 2012 August 14, 2012 Pinterest is open to the public!!! You do not have to have an invitation, or request one, to join. The Android and iPad apps were launched. The new Pinterest App on the iPad was "the best Pinterest experience yet"*
*http://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/08/15/pinterest-launches-ipad-app/ September 20, 2012 Jon Jenkins, a former employee of Amazon, joined the Pinterest team as the head of engineering. What is Pinterest? Pinterest and Businesses With Pinterest, businesses are able to pin the product they have to offer. Bluebird Productions uses Pinterest to create and organize ideas for their followers and customers. Silbermann and a few programmers operate Pinterest out of an apartment until 2011. Pinterest broke through the 10 million unique visitor mark faster than any other site. This is Paul Sciarra, Ben Silbermann and Evan Sharp (left to right).
They are the founders of Pinterest. Most of Pinterests users are women with children, so when on Pinterest they tend to look at pins related to toys, clothing, and food. According to the website Compete Pulse, 37% of males and 17% of females will buy the products they've seen on Pinterest. When you pin a picture on Pinterest, you can include information on where you can get it, the brand, and how much it costs. Through this, many stores like Nordstroms and Etsy have received free advertising, after people have seen their products on the store website and decided to "Pin It". The average user spends about 98 minutes on Pinterest per month.*
*http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/campuslife/tumblr-v-pinterest-which-is-right-for-you According to the website Social Fresh there are 7 reasons why people use Pinterest... 1. Find and Save Recipes 4. News Updates 6. Research on Trip Planning and...
7. Funny Photos April 2012 In summary, Pinterest affects society by providing another way for people to share images and information on the internet.
Compete Pulse- http://blog.compete.com/2012/06/08/pinning-down-the-impact-of-pinterest/
Fast Company- http://www.fastcompany.com/3002849/dream-it-do-it-how-entrepreneurs-get-creative-pinterest-marketing
Social Fresh- http://socialfresh.com/7-reasons-why-people-use-pinterest/
Wikipedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinterest Citations ? UNIQUE VISITOR-
"...Web site traffic can distinguish between visitors who only visit the site once and unique visitors who return to the site. Different from a site's hits or page views -- which are measured by the number of files that are requested from a site -- unique visitors are measured according to their unique IP addresses, which are like online fingerprints, and unique visitors are counted only once no matter how many times they visit the site..."*
*http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/U/unique_visitor.html Other ways to use Pinterest... 2. Fashion Ideas 3. Inspirational Quotes 5. Home Ideas Etretat, France Newton School School Shooting, Sandy Hook Elementary Free People