Why Pinterest is 2012's hottest website
I thought the trends noted below were interesting and we should be thinking about how they will impact our work.
"There's more to Pinterest than its unique audience, however. If you'd mapped out the evolution of social sharing online a few years ago, you might have predicted that something like Pinterest would emerge. As tech entrepreneur Elad Gil insightfully explained in an article on his blog last month, sharing on the Web has been following three parallel trends.
The first is that sharing involves less effort over time.
The second is that social sites are becoming more visual over time.
And the third is that "people-centric" recommendations are being augmented by "topic-centric" networks -- which is to say that while Facebook lets you explore the Web through information shared by friends, newer social networks organize content by topics of interest. Some in the technology industry call this the "interest graph."