22 Apr '12, 3pm

[BLOG] Can Pinterest Make You (Truly) Happy?

[BLOG] Can Pinterest Make You (Truly) Happy?

I spent the day at a conference where, in a panel about social media, the moderator mentioned Pinterest . Pinterest recently celebrated two years of existence and it hit 10 million unique monthly U.S. users faster than any site, ever (source ). The moderator was wondering as to why it became so popular. So, I started thinking… why is it so popular? People like things that make them happy. If people like Pinterest so much, does it mean that Pinterest makes them happy ? Could be. When we look at someone (let’s take the speakers at my conference as an example), we take the message in on three levels: Visual – 55% (example: how the speaker is dressed, if he wears a tie or not…); Audio – 38% (example: the tone of his voice, is it shaking or clear…); Verbal – 7% (example: what he is actually saying, the content of his speech). Obviously, we are visual beings and sight is one of ...

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