Pinterest.com has exploded in the past few months. It has reached 10 million monthly visitors quicker than Facebook or Twitter. It is one of the fastest growing websites in history. Interestingly, its massive growth was started by women, mostly from the mid west. Typically, web companies that soar have their growth initiated by geeky urban males. So far, 70% of Pinterest users are women and they drive 85% of the websites traffic.
So what is Pinterest? It is a website that lets you organize and share things you find on the web. People use virtual pin boards to post things. It is simple to use and looks visually appealing. Users are planning weddings, organizing their recipes, their favorite fashion items or if they are runners their running related items.
Runners have a significant showing on Pinterest with numerous running pin boards. For runners it is an opportunity to easily share running related items in a simple way. It is visually delightful.
Below are a few excellent running pin boards to get you started. One little annoyance is that you have to apply for an invitation or have a member invite you in order to view the site.
and of course this little one I just started http://pinterest.com/runnerdotcom/