Profile of Pinterest users – interests, favorite stores, vacation spots, and metrics

Pinterest is still growing with more 20 million users and 1.9 billion views worldwide. And the average user spends an astounding 14 minutes on the site. Most of these pinners are ages 25-54 and largely female – 79% female to 21% male.

Their interests are:

  1. Visual Arts & Design
  2. Crafts
  3. Hobbies & Leisure
  4. Baked Goods
  5. Interior Decoration

 

And, their favorite stores.

  1. Victoria’s Secret
  2. Sephora USA
  3. Barneys New York
  4. Williams-Sonoma
  5. Nordstrom

 

Favorite places to visit.

  1. DisneyWorld
  2. Florida
  3. Las Vegas
  4. Chicago
  5. New York

 

Finally, Pinterest users spend $100 more than users of Facebook and Twitter – when clicking through a link to make a purchase.

  • Pinterest – $180
  • Facebook – $80
  • Twitter – $70

 

Source: Infographic – The Astounding Power of Pinterest

 

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Tickets available for the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival

This will be my second year attending the Newport Beach Film Festival. Last year I watched a film about sharks and listened to Aaron Sorkin speak about writing. I loved it.

This year is looking to be just as good and I’m excited to see movies about the ocean, surfing, design, and drama.

One things that makes this film festival special is its focus on specialized topics, like:

  • Action Sports (surfing, skiing, extreme)
  • Art, Architecture, & Design (documentaries, profiles)
  • Music (profiles of great musicians and genres)

The festival runs from April 26 – May 3 and this year highlights the Island Cinema, a remodeled luxury theater at Fashion Island.

The full schedule is available online at Festival Genius, and you can follow the festival on Twitter – @nbff.

Debbie Beacham a pioneer in womens surfing

Last week I attended the induction ceremony for the Surfing Walk of Fame where Debbie Beacham was honored. She seemed shy as she walked onto the stage making the comment that PT forced her to write a speech. What came out was fascinating.

I grabbed two minutes of it on my iPhone. The sound is great but the shot is too distant to get a good shot of Debbie.

Debbie is a true unsung hero of womens sports and womens surfing. After retiring from competition she plunged into the hard backroom world to make it a viable profession.

For several decades she repp’ed womens surfing by putting on events, organizing tours, getting sponsor money, producing movies for girls, and more. Now she is the Vice-President of the International Surfing Association (ISA), the official governing body of surfing.

I am a big fan of womens surfing and it’s great to see heroines like her in person.

Debbie in 1983 when she was world champion.

If you’re a fan of womens surfing check out this great online magazine – Jetty Girl.