Is it over with Pinterest?

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04.23.2012By

The online community has been full of chatter the past couple days about the latest Pinterest usage report. The numbers show users dropping off this month after a slow growth in March, meanwhile articles and blog posts about Pinterest went up. (I guess this post counts as one of those too, huh?)

So the question many people are asking is if this is the beginning of the end for Pinterest. And you may be asking yourself, “I just got on Pinterest and now it’s going away?!” Well, don’t panic.

The Room Isn’t Empty Yet

Pinterest still has a network of active users; this means there are plenty of people, with certain interests, still there. Since the beginning, Pinterest has had a tight niche, specific demographic of users, so if those people are the same ones your nonprofit is trying to reach, then you still have a crowd to talk to.

Ups and Downs

There are ups and downs in all sorts of online communities, but if the folks over at Pinterest come up with something that reinvigorates the platform—or some Internet magic happens—users could pick it up again.

It’s Good Practice

In social media, you can’t go wrong trying out the new platforms, seeing how they work, and interacting with people on there. The online world is always changing, so spending some time getting to know a platform (even if it goes away) can keeps you in the loop with the latest trends across the board.

May Be Too Soon to Tell

The report is about April’s drop-off, so it may be too soon to tell what lies ahead for Pinterest. In the end, it’s the users—like us—who decide, right?

What do you think of the latest Pinterest news?

  • http://www.care2.com/causes/trailblazers/ Sue Anne Reed

    Of course the hype was bound to die down a bit. I think it’s too soon to tell what the plateau will be for Pinterest. That said, the best benefit for Pinterest is that it’s forcing nonprofits and other brands to think visually and that’s not going away — no matter what the hot platform is today.u00a0

    • http://social.razoo.com/ Ifdy Perez

      Yes! It’s too soon to tell about Pinterest, but you’re right. The visual factor of Pinterest is pretty much shaping the way all social platforms will work. Good point, Sue. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Louise

    I’m one of the users who have since dropped off and substituted all the “hype” for another great site called Clipix.u00a0It’s fairly common foru00a0websitesu00a0such as Pinterest to loose popularity. u00a0Its all about constantly offering something new and giving users more than just a visual aid. u00a0I personally rather have functionality which I do on Clipix.u00a0

    • http://social.razoo.com/ Ifdy Perez

      It’s true, platforms sometimes lose popularity. I just checked out Clipix… what do you like most about it over Pinterest?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/LZAENXKE46RWYVL473HV5VLEDA Louise Moore

        Iu00a0don’tu00a0even know where to begin. u00a0Pinterest has just become too spamy. u00a0Half the time I’m looking at things but cant get back to theu00a0originalu00a0source (hence all their privacy issues). u00a0nnClipix always links back to the original source. u00a0I can find something that has been “re-clipped” several times and the link still connects back to the original source. u00a0Clipix also has this awesome price drop alert feature that lets you know when something drops to your desired price. u00a0Here is a cool article I found that highlights the major differences.u00a0nnhttp://www.eetimes.com/electronics-blogs/other/4372261/Clipix—is-this-the-tool-we-ve-all-been-waiting-for-?Ecosystem=microcontroller-mcuu00a0

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000334933855 Sarah Cranston

    @332610dbc3ebbdc30e15be831179a23b:disqusu00a0I also started using Clipix recently after reading about it on a blog. u00a0The site is great and I was able to import all my Pinterest pin to Clipix with just a few clicks. u00a0