Traffic to the website as been amazing, Yes on PinInterest, a website which lets users create online scrapbooks to share images of projects or coveted products—has grown tenfold over the past six months. In January, the number of visitors on Pinterest.com was almost a third of that on Twitter.com and daily you can talk of about 1.5 million visitors+users. So what is PinInterest?
PinInterest is a Virtual PinBoard. Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. The service allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections. The site’s mission statement is to “connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting.”
To get started, request an invite. So request one today…
Mr. Silbermann co-founded Cold Brew Labs Inc. in 2008 and launched Pinterest, the company’s only product, the following year. It has raised $37.5 million from Silicon Valley angel investors including Yelp Inc. Chief Executive Jeremy Stoppelman and top venture firms such as Bessemer and Andreessen Horowitz.
The closely held company wouldn’t disclose financial figures, but isn’t yet making much revenue and is unprofitable. Pinterest is currently valued at around $200 million, according to a person familiar with the matter.
What do you THINK of PinInterest? Is it that new thing?