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Pinterest

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Has one son named Max and a wife named Divya
At Yale, he studied medicine and political science. After college, he got a job as a consultant in Washington, D.C.
He gave up his dream of being a doctor to found Pinterest.
He is one of the lead founders of Pinterest
Founders
Pinterest Logo
Pinterest Pictures
For January 2012, Pinterest was reported the site had 11.7 million unique U.S. visitors, making it the fastest site ever to break through the 10 million unique visitor mark.

In February 2013, Reuters and ComScore stated that Pinterest had 48.7 million users globally.

Pinterest has quickly skyrocketed to success with more than 30 million users globally and a $1.5 billion valuation.

Over 80% of all Pinterest users are female.

Pinterest has more referral traffic than YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn combined.

Interesting Facts
By: Alyssa Owens, Callen Zemek, & Morgan Foss
The average user will spend just over 15 minutes on Pinterest per visit.

In December 2011, the site became one of the top 10 largest social network services.

The number of Pinterest users who access the site per day has increased by 145% since January 1, 2012.

The most popular pin categories are crafts, recipes and quotes.

Over 1/5 of Facebook users are on Pinterest.

Interesting Facts ect.
Application Use
Bibliography
Evan Sharp
Paul Sciarra
History
Founded in March 2010 by Ben Silbermann, Evan Sharp, and Paul Sciarra.

Launched an iPhone app in early March 2011. The Pinterest app for iPhone was last updated in March 2013, and the iPad app was launched August 2011.

On September 20, 2012 Pinterest announced the hiring of its new head of engineering, Jon Jenkins.
Ben Silbemann
Lives in San Francisco, California
Left the company in April of 2012
He later left Facebook to lead the design and front-end engineering of Pinterest full time.
He went to the Unversity of Chicago
Lead designer of Pinterest
You can use this social media application on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer. In order to look at other pins and pin your own you have to create an account and log in. Once you have made an account you can pin things on to your boards.
Primary Sources:
https://www.crunchbase.com/person/evan-sharp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinterest
http://startupgrind.com/2012/04/exclusive-pinterest-co-founder-paul-sciarra-is-leaving-the-company/
http://machoarts.com/33-fun-and-interesting-pinterest-facts-2
Secondary Sources:
https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy
http://facts.randomhistory.com/pinterest-facts.html
http://www.shopify.com/blog/8281838-why-and-how-you-should-be-on-pinterest-even-if-you-havent-joined-yet
http://archinect.com/features/article/39788357/working-out-of-the-box-pinterest-co-founder-evan-sharp
Images:
http://www.richxiong.com/2012/08/official-pinterest-app-for-android-is-live/
https://d3nsxkvkfprphq.cloudfront.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Pin-It-Button-30-Designs.png?e835a1
http://rampages.us/andhearsonars/2014/06/26/texting-interpreting-and-extending-the-pinterest-dream/
Found most of the pictures on Prezi
Application Use Advantages/Disadvantages
Advantages:
Create or be added to a secret board. Secret boards are visible to you and other participants in the board, and any participant may choose to make the contents of the board available to anyone else.

Can share photos

You don't always have to be active
Disadvantages:
You post your content on Pinterest and it still belongs to you but Pinterest can show it to other people and others can re-pin it.

Sometimes link spam to the pictures.
Pins
Boards
Pin Button
Loggin In
Logging in is fairly simple. All you have to do is if you don't have an account is to make one. If you have a Facebook account you could also login with that account. Then if you are logging in on a laptop or computer is go to the web address, www.pinterest.com and put in your username and password. If you are logging in on a smartphone or tablet, you first need to download the app. You then login the same way as you would on a computer or laptop.



Computer Login Screen
Smartphone/Tablet Login Screen
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