Pinterest is the up and coming social network site which is predicted to overtake Twitter in popularity. Over the last few months the number of people using the Pinterest website has increased dramatically and Pinterest is definitely the new kid on the block when it comes to social network websites.
Why Is Pinterest So Popular?
People in today's climate often don't have time to sit and read messages and articles, they like instant gratification and Pinterest is 90% image based making it quick and easy to find links to whatever takes you fancy! The user base on Pinterest is 80% female and statistics show that most are mature women so it certainly isn't predominated by the teenage market. The primary subject matters on the website are food, houses, cute animals and kids but it isn't restricted by these and in fact you can "pin" about anything you wish.
By Invitation Only
Unlike many other websites with Pinterest you can't simply create an account! First you need to be invited by an existing user. This procedure is often used by new websites to keep a better track on their members and to prevent spamming but in my opinion there is simply no need with Pintersest to create a buffer between a potential new member and the actual site.
If you search on the website for Pinterest Invites you will be unindated with requests on forums and other social networking sites with questions such as:
In fact I feel that the website are doing themselves no favours by making it harder than it should be to join Pinterest. Why not just open it up to everyone so no one is waiting and no one is put off by the idea of having to be invited by someone else. Not everyone has a bunch of online friends to rely on in these cases.
Methods to Join Pinterest
There are two ways to join Pinterest.