Wednesday, August 29, 2012

10 Things People Love and Hate About Pinterest

The Pinterest frenzy may have cooled, but millions of people are still buzzing about social media’s overnight sensation. Once the network reached 10 million users in February (in record time, we might add), buzz peaked with 119,000 social mentions, an increase of 373% over two months.

But a rush of new users meant Pinterest was under a microscope. According to this infographic by NetBase andSAP, people were quick to criticize the platform’s technical glitches and UI shortcomings. Others felt that connecting Pinterest with Facebook delivered unwelcome “spam” from pin-happy users. The number-one thing that Pinterest users hate? Three-quarters believe that the social network is a gigantic time suck. But let’s be honest: That’s your own fault.

SEE ALSO: Top 10 Pinterest Pins This Week

Playful and inspiring — these might be ten of the coolest Pinterest pins we’ve collected yet.

If you’re anything like us, you love spending time looking through the many boards of Pinterest in search of your next perfect repin.

On our Pinterest account, we have boards ranging from cool gadgets for your home to extraordinary iPhone cases that will leave your old case feeling a bit plain.

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For our top pins this week we found photos and tips from all different corners of Pinterest. What were the best Pinterest pins you found this week?

However, Pinterest isn’t all bad. After all, its beautiful interface has not only inspired you, but web design in general. The visual layout is all the better for amazing photos of food porn, the top-liked feature on Pinterest.

Do you have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest? Share your gripes and praise in the comments below.

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