Pinterest has exploded into the social media scene, with an over 85% increase in users from January to March of 2012 alone. With its huge success, unique style, and pinboard-like user experience, it instantly inspired an incredible number of clones.
Trippy, UrbanTag, Gtrot, and Wanderfly are all examples of this new phenomenon. Some are striving to hit a more local market, while others help people plan for globetrotting expeditions. All of them have expanded on the simplicity of Pinterest’s style to bring a more focused experience.
(Images via visualnews, venturebeat)The sites Minglewing and Kulisha are discussion sites loosely based on the Pinterest style. Minglewing describes itself as “the world wide water cooler” and encourages civil discussions on a wide variety of subjects, while Kulisha helps users aggregate info from social feeds into one super page.
IWannaNom, whereas TheComplete.Me appeals to singles who are looking for possible dates. GetVega is targeting people who love lists and Thinng concentrates on the products and tangible aspects of one’s life.
Chill brings the visual aspect of the pinboard to a new level, while Sworly brings it into an entirely different dimension, by allowing people to share and listen to a huge variety of music.