Why Pinterest is likely the Web’s most popular trip-planning site

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    http://www.nbcnews.com/travel/why-pinterest-likely-webs-most-popular-trip-planning-site-8C11352259

    We knew that travelers and travel companies have taken to Pinterest, but to the tune of 660 million pins?

    Yes, in its trademark lawsuit against flight search startup Pintrips, Pinterest reveals that there are 660 million pins in its travel category.

    When you consider that Pinterest launched in March 2010, then that works out to more than 46,150 travel pins per day on average.

    It’s enough to make travel startups angling for the “Pinterest of travel” position to just give up.

    Asked how the travel category measures up against other categories on Pinterest, a spokesperson says: “We actually haven’t broken out other categories in the same way yet. Travel is clearly very popular, though.”

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    Pintrest? I think Pintrest and Instagram are two of the dumbest things created!

    IMHO, Google+ is better, due to the ability to have a conversation and its truly a place, like MP and FT, to meet like minded individuals and it has the capability for video chat.
     
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    Haven't thought about this.
     
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    I also like the fact that Mile Point is active on Google+ Sorry to hijack the thread with that bit of info! :oops:
     
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    Pintrest use Picture and also information thats why it is east to see and understand compare to read any thing.
     
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    still haven't ever explored Pinterest, aside from seeing interesting home improvement projects or recipes pasted on friends' FB walls
     
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    LIke so many other Social networks. What makes Pintrest unique as compared to Facebook, Twitter, or Myspace?
     
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    Social Media's only redeeming quality is the traffic. Otherwise it's a big waste of time, IMO. And I work for a company that markets to social media audiences...
     
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    I'm looking for an answer too.
     
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    Me neither, I always forget about them when I'm feeling the need to get "real" insights on stories.
     
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    Thanks for your input. Traffic is nice, as long as they like us. :D
     
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    Well one of us here at Milepoint might have a personal interest in the site ;)
     
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    THAT'S when social media is worthwhile :)
     
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    well, I haven't been able to figure out how to integrate Google+ into my routine either. To the extent I do social media it's predominantly FB, it's where the community of friends and colleagues I know and am most interested in seem to hang out...
     
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    Once you move to google+, you wont even think about going to back to FB.
     
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    If someone wants to make a Google+ thread I'd be glad to pitch in. Loved it since beta, but don't want to get this too far off topic :p
     
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