Pinterest moves to conquer French

Jun 11, 2013
A woman looks at Pinterest.com on March 13, 2012. Pinterest said Tuesday it was launching a new "localized" version of the bulletin-board style social media site for French users.

Pinterest said Tuesday it was launching a new "localized" version of the bulletin-board style social media site for French users.

"French has been available as a language setting on Pinterest since last year, but language is just one important piece of culture," Pinterest said in a blog post announcing the move.

"That's why we're launching a new localized version of , created especially for people in France."

French "pinners" will see more local content and links to more French domains and pins with descriptions in French.

"We hope today's updates will help French pinners discover more relevant pins, and faster than ever before," the company said.

The fast-growing social media site gives people virtual bulletin boards that they decorate with pictures showcasing interests in anything from food to sports, fashion or travel.

It does not release use figures but some analysts say it has more than 26 million users and a potential to cash in on e-commerce.

Explore further: Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Pinterest introducing 'secret boards'

Nov 08, 2012

Pinterest on Thursday began letting users create "secret boards" that can only be seen by invitation at the hot online bulletin board service.

Recommended for you

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

Aug 26, 2014

People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

US warns shops to watch for customer data hacking

Aug 23, 2014

The US Department of Homeland Security on Friday warned businesses to watch for hackers targeting customer data with malicious computer code like that used against retail giant Target.

Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data

Aug 22, 2014

The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

Should you be worried about paid editors on Wikipedia?

Aug 22, 2014

Whether you trust it or ignore it, Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world and accessed by millions of people every day. So would you trust it any more (or even less) if you knew people ...

Philippines makes arrests in online extortion ring

Aug 22, 2014

Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online syndicate accused of blackmailing more than 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcam, an official ...

User comments : 0