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Earlier this year, Silbermann gave the keynote speech at the Alt Summit 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 45 minute talk was all about how he abandoned his long held plans to become a doctor, founded Pinterest during the recession, survived early failures, and built a company for the long-run
Full story at Business Insider
Brian Cohen, who has a background in publishing and is now the founder and chairman of the New York Angels, talked about what it was like to work with Pinterest in those early days, how the idea for Pinterest blossomed out of a different project Silbermann was working on, and what makes the Pinterest team different and therefore successful. There are also, Cohen believes, valuable lessons in the Pinterest story for other social entrepreneurs.
Full story at Mashable
Despite appearances, the history of social media traces back as far as the late 1970s, when computer hobbyists Ward Christensen and Randy Suess invented the bulletin board system (BBS). The launch of the Mosaic web browser in 1993 gave birth to the world wide web, and from here we never looked back.
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Today everyone is using social media in their job search. People make connections and share their work on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter — and with the recent explosion of Pinterest, there’s a new player in the game.
Via Business Insider
Pinterest has kept quiet about its internal data, but RJMetrics decided to examine user engagement itself. The business intelligence software company wrote a script and analyzed random Pinterest user data. All in, about 1 million pins were examined. From those 1 million pins, RJMetrics compiled a list of the top 20 websites that receive the most pins or shared content on Pinterest.
Pinterest’s recent success, which flies in the face of so much speculation about social media fatigue and information overload, holds an important lesson: It’s not social media we’re frustrated with. It’s with one another.