Pinterest, whose look and features are being emulated by sites like eBay and Facebook, is giving itself a bit of a makeover. Nothing too radical, mind you, as messing with success might be a little dangerous at this stage for the fast-growing social network.
The tweaked look of the virtual corkboard that now draws more than 25 million visitors a month will be tested with a "small group of people soon," says Vy Phan, Pinterest software engineer, on the site's blog.
Among the changes: Bigger pins! "We've added more information related to pins, so it’s easier to find things you’re interested in," Phan writes. "For example, on each pin, you’ll see pins from the same board, other boards this pin was pinned to, and a whole slew of related pins."
Pinterest is also changing the site's navigation to make it "more intuitive, so it’s faster to get to where you want to go." That's a good thing, because at times, Pinterest can seem as difficult to maneuver around as the 405 in L.A.
If you want to be a guinea pig for the test, you can sign up here.