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Tumblr and Pinterest now fastest-growing social platforms

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Earlier this year, Instagram was leading the pack as the fastest-growing social platform. Now, it’s Tumblr and Pinterest, which have edged out the picture-sharing app for greatest increase in active users.

Tumblr’s active users grew by 120% in the last six months, according to new stats released by the Global Web Index first spotted by TechCrunch on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Facebook’s active users grew by just 2%.

Pinterest comes in behind Tumblr with a 111% growth in active users, who are users that say they’ve actually used the site with some regularity. Earlier this year when GWI released numbers, Instagram was on top but has dropped to third place. Of the top eight, in fact, Facebook is in last place, behind LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Google+. Read more…

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Men Are Now Pinterest’s Fastest-Growing Demographic

slide3 The men are coming to Pinterest. The site, still known best as a collection of craft ideas, recipes, and cute outfits, has traditionally attracted a largely female audience – as high as 70% or 80%, depending on whose metrics you cite. But Pinterest this week revealed that its male audience is now growing more quickly than women, with men accounting for one-third of all sign-ups on… Read More

Olapic Turns Social Media Pins Into Store Portals On Pinterest

olapic Olapic, the social media aggregation and curation service for brands and stores, has launched a new service to turn images shared on platforms like Facebook or Instagram into store portals on Pinterest.
Using Olapic, brands can share linked photos on Pinterest that will bring a user back to a product page for the store, rather than the social media service from which the original image was… Read More

Facebook, Pinterest, Box Team Up on Mentorship Program for Women in Tech

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Facebook, Pinterest and Box announced a new pilot program on Wednesday that will provide one-on-one mentorship to help women break into technical roles, and thrive in the industry

The program, called WEST (Women Entering and Staying in Tech), will have have female staffers from the three tech companies available to serve as mentors for those women who sign up. The pilot program will launch early next year in the Bay Area

“WEST is designed to enable 1:1 mentorship for women in the early- to middle-stages of their technology careers,” according to its website. “We believe that by providing more direct support, advocacy and community development, we can help more women build rewarding careers in technology.” Read more…

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Pinterest Curates Its Own Content With New Weekly Collections Called “Pin Picks”

Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 10.58.34 AM Pinterest is venturing into the editorial space, having launched last night a new collection of the company’s “favorite things,” which will be updated weekly. This collection, called Pin Picks, is aggregated under Pinterest’s official account at Pinterest.com/pinterest/pin-picks, and is built in conjunction with content partners, whose pins Pinterest features here.… Read More

20 Most Popular Halloween Costumes on Pinterest

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If you want to know what everyone is being for Halloween this year, just take a look at their pin board.

People love to find inspiration on Pinterest, so the company gathered its top-searched Halloween costumes for 2014. From Halloween classics like skeletons to clever puns, everyone is looking for a unique spin on their costume of choice

If you’re planning on dressing as any of these popular pins, make sure your costume is the best of the best. Read more…

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Pinterest’s Latest Chrome Extension Lets You Decorate Your New Tab Page With Beautiful Photos

2014090501 Pinterest wants to insert itself further into its users’ everyday workflows, so the company has rolled out today a new way to jazz up your Google Chrome web browser with a little bit of “inspirational” imagery. With its second Chrome extension, Pinterest can now insert a full-color Pin onto your New Tab page, which you can click on to be redirected to Pinterest’s website… Read More

Pinterest Launches A New Analytics Dashboard For Business Users

PinterestP Pinterest is the latest social network to build tools to help businesses get more out of its platform. It’s got the brands on board, it’s got a group of brand-focused Pinterest For Business tools, and now it’s got a new analytics dashboard to help those brands better understand how fans are interacting with their content on Pinterest. Read More

Pinterest Rolls Out Deeper Analytics for Businesses

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Pinterest is showing it means business.

The social bookmarking service announced Tuesday that its new analytics tool is now available to businesses worldwide. With the tool, businesses can see detailed data on the number of users who engage with their pins as well as information on what countries those users are from, what their interests are on the social network and off network data for those who have Pin It buttons installed on their websites.

“We’re pretty excited about this because it’s actually our first global business tool launch that we’re doing,” Jason Costa, product manager at Pinterest, told Mashable in an interview this week. “We talk here at Pinterest a lot about the importance of the user experience and how the pinned side of the ecosystem is important to us. Businesses are equally and critically important to us as well.” Read more…

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8 Locations From Emmy-Nominated TV Shows That You Can Visit

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Vacationers typically view a break from the chains of cable television as a good thing — free from commercials, cliffhangers and the horror of a cancelled show.

For those of you who find the idea of leaving your favorite television show unthinkably heinous, Pinterest has mapped out a few visitable locations where your favorite Emmy-nominated shows were filmed. So you can pretend you’re taking a vacation from pop culture, while actually embedding yourself even deeper.

Take a look at the locations, below, and check out Pinterest’s interactive map for the full list to start planning your route. Read more…

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