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    March 16, 2012

    Redesigned Pinterest profile pages go live

    Pinterest has rolled out its first re-design since it recently began gaining popularity that sees a new streamlined appearance for its profile pages on the virtual pinboarding service.

    The redesign has been anticipated for some time with a number of media outlets including CNN speculating over possible changes and now the site has rolled out a more streamlined look. Elements previously positioned on the side of the page have been moved to the top to give photos and content greater prominence.

    The changes come soon after Pinterest reached a significant milestone by indicating that it has become more mainstream. In February, a 21% growth in traffic saw it rank among the top 30 websites in the US for the first time. Other popular social networking sites Facebook and Twitter have also seen some moderations with the roll out of Facebook’s Timeline for brands and individuals and Twitter’s site revamp.

    The site‘s popularity has grown significantly over the last year, with statistics showing a traffic increase of more than 6, 000% over the last six months of 2011, resulting in it becoming a service to rival Facebook, Twitter and other established social networks.

    Pinterest‘s incredible growth led comScore to declare it the fastest standalone site to reach 10 million monthly users in the US.

    In addition to this new re-design it is rumoured that Pinterest will be launching a mobile app.

    To find out more about Pinterest, what it has to offer an why you should care about it click here.

    Source: The Next Web

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