Pinteresting

The new kid on the block in social media is a website called Pinterest – a social bookmarking/image sharing website which has experienced unheard of growth recently – to quote lemon.ly, creators of the fantastic infographic below:

Pinterest is the hottest new social networking site. The virtual bookmarking site allows users, or “pinners,” to collect photos and videos that link back to the products they love. Pinners create boards to share all of the things they find funny, delicious, beautiful, inspirational or otherwise interesting.

There’s been a great deal of buzz about Pinterest, especially from the likes of social media commentators Mashable. Clearly Pinterest is one to watch:

While all of those statistics are pretty impressive, the last is simply mind blowing – that “Pinterest is generating more referral traffic to websites than YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn combined“; Pinterest has essentially with that statistic established itself as a must-use tool for search engine optimisation, and invariably the next big thing for retail brands and others alike.