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Pinterest is for women? You could try Gentlemint!

A month ago now, I wrote about Pinterest asking if you have you signed up for Pinterest yet? -  it seems to me that now the world and his wife has signed up!  People love it!

Today, the Mail Online, suggested that Pinterest which is one of the fastest growing sites with 12 Million unique visitors (just in the US) could have over 97% female users.  Which I don’t believe, I’d say out of my 300 followers many more than half are male. In fact when I open up my first page of followers you can see here yourself that they are almost ALL men.

Pinterest is for girls? 

As I looked through the rest of my followers this was pretty much the case all the way through. I know I do have many male followers probably due to the nature of my interests but this must show that the 97% figure is wrong.

Besides which, you will only see the pictures of those that you are following unless you go into explore and then you can search for things like DIY or Car or other maybe mainly subjects, so I don’t see the problem of Girly pictures being on Pinterest, as others have suggested.

Its been suggested before that Pinterest is for women, as this is how Gentlemint was born, they decided to create a male version of Pinterest – The tag line being.

Gentlemint is a mint of manly things. 

I have signed up for an invitation to Gentlemint, using my first name Michelle, so I wonder if I will be invited to the manly beta.

Ohh men, look at all those lovely cool dude pictures… I can’t wait to see how this all turns out. Will people be banned for putting pictures of high heels on Gentlemint?  Or is it ok if they are high heels attached to a scantily dressed woman.   I might try it and see! :)

Don’t get me wrong, I think Gentlemint have jumped on the bandwagon with a brilliant idea and obviously with what people think is missing, I just don’t think that it is missing.

The same as Snip.it – another similar site that people are calling Gender Neutral! Yes, I laughted too. It is different in that you snip your favorite links on a board – more like stumbleupon crossed with Pinterest – Stumerest?  Which is probably safer on the copyright score.

I wonder how many more there will be – I wonder just as we can title and put our Pinboards in subjects on Pinterest, maybe what we will we end up with is an actual site for each individual subject – for fishing – horseriding – sewing – oh like magazines?

What do you think? Is it all girlie pink dresses and high heels on Pinterest?  Will you leave there for Gentlemint or something else? Do you not like any of these and will stick to Flickr?

Let us know, we’d love to find out.

 

About Michelledh

Lover of Social Media/Networking, Digital comms, technology, computing, blogging, gadgets, music, and art. Modifying a written novel.
  • http://twitter.com/jvzelst Jeroen van Zelst

    I certainly see a lot of male followers on Pinterest – even though I pinned only two items so far. ;-)

    • http://techieminx.com/ michelledh

      Thanks Jeroen, Yes me too. Two items is a start :)  

  • http://twitter.com/CatalystPart Jorgen Poulsen

    Quick check. I probably have 50/50. I guess men like Cool Infographics more than women. Jorgen

    • http://techieminx.com/ michelledh

      Thanks Jorgen, Maybe not more but about the same then ;)  

  • http://twitter.com/azmushko Alex Zmushka

    Nice post, Michelle! I don’t know where did they get this stats.. :) I’ve just checked my almost 200 followers. It is pretty much 50/50. But what is the point? It’s a great tool providing not just light entertainment. It has huge potential for growth (and it proves it already) from business prospective. Thanks for sharing.

    • http://techieminx.com/ michelledh

      Thanks Alex, yes I agree – I think made up for headlines. Still its all publicity for them. :)  

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  • http://ramblingrecruiter.wordpress.com/ Kunjal Kamdar

    It’s my 3rd day on Pinterest. But as of now did not feel that its dominated my Female Population. It depends on what things you want to follow. No doubt its a great platform and hope that it gets even more popular in the coming weeks and months.

    • http://techieminx.com/ michelledh

      Thanks Kunjal – its good to know that people agree these figures are far out.  It is a great platform, and I wish them well. 

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  • Jessica Saenz

    If anyone gets a beta invite….will you please invite nicsaenz@earthlink.net ???? THANKSS!!!

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