25 “Pin-ispiring” Facts About Pinterest That You Probably Didn’t Know

Pinterest is without doubt the world’s biggest online catalog of ideas. Many dedicated pinners see it as a source of inspiration, while others choose to use the site as a supplement or complement to their work. Unlike Facebook or Twitter, Pinterest is a “quiet” and unique social media platform where you can casually browse and bookmark visuals without worrying whether other people will like or comment on your posts. Pinterest is a platform that gives you the opportunity to express yourself and allows you to broadcast your tastes and lifestyle to the world, even if that lifestyle is just the stuff of dreams.

Pinterest is super easy to use. It is also a different and fascinating way to make friends since what will really connect you with others in a visual conversation of sorts are your interests and lifestyles rather than your educated or uneducated opinions on a wide variety of subjects. Most importantly, there’s no need to worry about privacy, since you’re not sharing any personal information when you’re on the site. So, if you’re not familiar with the platform yet, here follow 25 “Pin-ispiring” Facts About Pinterest That You Probably Didn’t Know and will get you logged in and pinning today.


The idea for Pinterest grew out of CEO and cofounder Ben Silbermann’s love for bug collecting. He says his bug collection is “Pinterest 1.0.”

bug collectionSource: businessinsider.com, Image: Wikipedia

Pinterest started with just three employees in 2009. Seven years later, it has more than five hundred.

employeesSource: pinterest.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org


Pinterest was founded by three friends, Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp, who like to collect all sorts of things and thought it would be fun to bring the idea of collection making to the Internet.

Paul SciarraSource: pinterest.com, Image: YouTube

Ben Silbermann initially hoped to become a doctor, but instead he founded Pinterest during the Great Recession. He often talks about how he survived early failures and built the site for the long term.

doctorSource: forbes.com, Image: pexels.com


Zappos shoppers are thirteen times more likely to share a purchase on Pinterest than on Twitter.

zapposSource: zappos.com, Image: YouTube

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