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The White House Is Now on Pinterest The White House Is Now on Pinterest

If you’ve been following politics and social media for the past few years, it shouldn’t surprise you that Obama’s White House is making another move into another form of social media. This time, it’s Pinterest that’s welcoming the official residence …

Pinterest Helps Local Police Clear Their Wanted List Pinterest Helps Local Police Clear Their Wanted List
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You may know Pinterest is that “place with all of the food pictures” or “that place where my girlfriend spends all of her time,” but social media is versatile – and Pinterest is proving to be no exception. The fast-growing …

Pinterest Begins Site-Wide Spammer Purge Pinterest Begins Site-Wide Spammer Purge
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Pinterest is saying goodbye to spam with a site-wide purge of what they called “suspicious, fake or spammy accounts.” The social network says that their spam team has been hard at work identifying the sources of spam on the site, …

Here Are Some Clear Business Uses For Pinterest Here Are Some Clear Business Uses For Pinterest
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Pinterest has been the largest growing social network of the past year. According to data out this week from Nielsen, it’s in fourth place in terms of unique PC visitors in the U.S., just behind LinkedIn (with the top two …

Guy Kawasaki Wants You To Love Google+ As Much As He Does Guy Kawasaki Wants You To Love Google+ As Much As He Does
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If you follow the social media industry, you probably know who Guy Kawasaki is. Just in case you’re not familiar with him, he used to be the chief evangelist of Apple. He’s the co-founder of Alltop.com and Holy Kaw, and …

Pinterest Just Got A Lot More Business-Friendly Pinterest Just Got A Lot More Business-Friendly

Pinterest has launched new tools (as well as some new terms of service) for businesses. “Organizations can now sign up on the Pinterest for Business site to specify their business name (instead of first and last name) and to secure …

Pinterest Finally Lets Users Create Secret Boards Pinterest Finally Lets Users Create Secret Boards
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Yesterday, we told you that Pinterest may be working on private pinboards, an often-requested feature that Pinterest had mentioned in the past, but never enabled. Now, users can rejoice in their newfound privacy – Pinterest has just launched “Secret Boards” …

Is Pinterest Finally About to Enable Private Boards? Is Pinterest Finally About to Enable Private Boards?
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If there’s one most-wanted feature that Pinterest users have been clamoring over for the past few months, it’s private boards. Users want the ability to pin without the prying eyes of their followers or the rest of the Pinterest community …

Want To Increase Your Sales With Pinterest? Want To Increase Your Sales With Pinterest?
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This week, comScore put out its monthly list of the top 50 sites in the U.S. (in terms of unique visitors), and Pinterest made the list for the first time. It’s still growing. As it continues to attract more users, …

Pinterest Launches Website Verification Pinterest Launches Website Verification
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Pinterest announced that it is launching website verification, in order to let users verify when they are the owner of the site associated with their Pinterest profile. As Pinterest becomes a bigger player in ecommerce, this feature is going to …

Pinterest Adds User Blocking, Reporting Features Pinterest Adds User Blocking, Reporting Features
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Pinterest announced today that it has added new controls for people to block and report users. There is a “block user” feature, which can be accessed on an individual’ profile by hovering over the small flag icon on the right-hand …

Sex.com’s NFSW Pins Banned From Pinterest Sex.com’s NFSW Pins Banned From Pinterest
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Earlier this year, sex.com underwent a huge redesign and came out the other side looking like a Pinterest for porn. Sex.com, which was part of one of the most famous domain name legal battles ever, has seen many different looks …

How Valuable Is Pinterest To Online Retail Sites? How Valuable Is Pinterest To Online Retail Sites?
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A new study finds that Pinterest is proving to be quite valuable for online retailers. While it trails Facebook in a variety of metrics, it’s gaining ground in those, and is leading in one very important metric. Plus, Facebook’s dominance …

Over Half of Online Adults Post Pictures and Videos Over Half of Online Adults Post Pictures and Videos
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Pew Research says that photos and videos have become “key social currencies,” and they have some new figures to back that up. According to a recent report from their Internet & American Life Project, 56% of adult internet users posts …

Facebook Drives Most Retail Traffic, But Pinterest Drives the Big Spenders Facebook Drives Most Retail Traffic, But Pinterest Drives the Big Spenders
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Any retail site knows that social media is their friend. Not only do sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest have the massive user bases to drive traffic, but they also have the opportunity to drive traffic based on the trust …

Google+ Is Getting A Lot Bigger In Brazil Google+ Is Getting A Lot Bigger In Brazil
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It wasn’t that long ago that Google ruled social media in Brazil with Orkut. Recently, Facebook overtook Orkut in the country, and dominated the landscape there like it does in most places. Don’t count Google out just yet, however. New …

Pinterest Expands Into More Languages Pinterest Expands Into More Languages
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Pinterest announced today that it is expanding into a couple of new languages – Dutch and German. Pinterest is now available in the following languages: “Whatever language you speak, we work hard to make Pinterest a place to plan your …

Pinterest Mobile Apps Should Lead To More Users, Sales And Brand Engagement Pinterest Mobile Apps Should Lead To More Users, Sales And Brand Engagement

It’s remarkable how Pinterest has been able to gain such traction in the social media space with such dominant forces like Facebook and Twitter to compete with, although rather than directly competing, Pinterest has managed to use Facebook and Twitter …

Pinterest Finally Gets Android, iOS Apps Pinterest Finally Gets Android, iOS Apps

Finally, after all the hype that has surrounded Pinterest, it actually has mobile apps for Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad versions). It’s pretty impressive that the social network has been able to gain so much traction without such apps, …

Pinterest Is Now Open To Everyone (In Case You’ve Had Any Trouble Getting An Invite) Pinterest Is Now Open To Everyone (In Case You’ve Had Any Trouble Getting An Invite)
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Pinterest is finally now open to any user who wants to use it. You no longer have to be invited. It’s not as if an invitation was hard to come by, but this should only open the social network up …

Instagram Sees 40% Adoption From Top Brands Instagram Sees 40% Adoption From Top Brands

In the past few years, it’s become impossible for the world’s biggest brands to ignore social media. First, having a robust Facebook presence was imperative. Then, it was Twitter. Later, brands had to spread their resources across newer networks like …