Why Pinterest Wins at Internet
As a blogger, designer and entrepreneur, there are so many reasons why I wish I were at Alt Summit this year, not the least of which is the fantastic keynote given by Ben Silbermann, Founder of the visual social bookmarking service Pinterest.
Ben speaks eloquently and intimately about his dream, his transition to entrepreneurism, and his dreams for what the image-pinning platform can grow to become. The image above is from his presentation – and represents the state of how he feels at the helm of one of the web’s hottest startups.
The value of Pinterest is that it allows anyone, anywhere to discover what they love and participate a community related to it. He adds, “Even if you don’t have a really specific plan of exactly what you want to do, being close to people that inspire you is a really good first step.”
I’ve watched Pinterest evolve as a daily user over the past few years, and I am sure will continue to grow because it inspires millions of people to do what they love. The company’s vision and commitment to make an elegant, consistent product will keep Pinterest relevant to an ever-widening user base.
If you love Pinterest, take an hour to watch the video and meet Ben. You won’t be sorry!