“There’s an app for that.” Ever since mobile technology has advanced to Apple Inc.’s release of the iPhone, this phrase has become widely known and comes up in conversations often. The phrase has become part of everyday vernacular, and in most cases, is true. If you’re looking for a simulation game that allows you to play as people in real life situations, there’s an app for that. If you want to know what kind of places, such as restaurants, historical areas, convenient stores, among others, are in the area you’re in or heading to for the weekend, there’s an app for that. If you’re wondering who the artist is or what the lyrics are for the current song on the radio, there’s an app for that. Convenient, isn’t it?
The newly popular site Pinterest, happens to not be so new. The site launched in March 2010, but it seems 2011 is it’s year of user growth and popularity. The invitation only site emerged as one of the top 10 social networking sites in December 2011. According to Experian Hitwise, the site nearly received 11 million total visits during the week ending December 17, 2011, which is almost 40 times the total amount of visits it received only six months prior ( June 2011).