10 Fun Facts About Pinterest

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Pinterest is now the third most popular social network. Even though Pinterest is new, it still contains a great deal of fun and exciting information. The following are 10 fun facts about Pinterest.


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Pinterest has been called “Digital Crack” for women.

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The idea for Pinterest grew from Pinterest’s CEO and cofounder Ben Silbermann’s love for collecting bugs.

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In a 2013 survey, nearly 20% of women using the Internet were on Pinterest, compared to just 5% of men.

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In January 2012, Pinterest drove more traffic to websites and blogs than YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn - combined.

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Pinterest boards have been described as a “user’s personal happiness collage.

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Pinterest generates over 400% more revenue per click as Twitter and 27% more than Facebook

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Over 84% of U.S. Pinterest users are women.

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On average, each Pinterest user spends 15.8 minutes pinning. In contrast, YouTube users spend 16.4 minutes, Facebook users spend about 12.1 minutes, and Twitter uses spend 3.3 minutes on those sites.

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When a Pennsylvania newspaper, the Pottstown Mercury, began using Pinterest to pin criminal mug shots, arrests increased by 58%.

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Pinterest was the fastest social network to hit the 10 million visitor mark.