Not many would have known of Pinterest in 2011. All that has changed in 2012, Pinterest, where users pin objects of interest has taken the social media world by storm.
According to Experian Marketing Services, Pinterest is the third most visited social networking site in the US after Facebook and Twitter.
Women who were early adopters and evangelists continue to be the biggest users of the site. Users pin photos of desire around specific categories and share this content with other users. This is indeed a great way to discover content around the web on specific topics like ‘cute cats’ and ‘ugly dogs’. Publishers and businesses love this because it directs ridiculous amounts of traffic to their website.
Expect Pinterest to continue to grow at a frenetic pace in the months ahead. New features have been introduced to keep the site looking fresh and users excited like the ability to create secret boards.
Top Tech Stories of the Year
Pinterest interest grows
Trudging through the trail of 2012 tech stories and yanking out the best was an onerous task. After much scrutiny, we have unearthed the absolute best.By Nelson Moses | Yahoo! India News – Mon 26 Nov, 2012 12:16 PM IST
From shaking up the very foundations of the Indian government to stirring up unseemly controversies, from showing incredible courage in the face of extreme adversities to losing a reputation built over years of hard work in just a blink of an eye, from setting the electoral hustings afire with golden speeches to getting into trouble for not speaking at all, there were many 'newsmakers' in 2012 who caught the common man's imagination. Some made it for stellar reasons, others for all there is wrong with the society. Here are 12 'newsmakers' that deserve a mention. More »
Trying to pick twelve travel destinations in India is a little like choosing the twelve best feathers on a peacock’s train, but pick we must. The most dramatic phenomenon we’ve observed in 2012 is the rising number of Indians choosing their own country for a great holiday. At one end of the spectrum, they are hitchhiking and backpacking. At the other they are patronising the most luxurious hotels and resorts once reserved for tourists brandishing wads of foreign exchange. Keen to experiment, they are experiencing everything from scuba-diving to cycling. Many are taking to wildlife and landscape photography with a passion. Here’s our selection of the 12 most captivating Indian holiday destinations of 2012. Feel free to argue but, most importantly, get up and pack! More »
It was an eventful year in the world of finance and business, one that actively involved all three actors: the government, people and even the common man. From violent employee agitations to controversial reform proposals and volatile economic indicators, we compile the twelve defining news events of 2012. More »