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May I ask you to site your source for Pinterest having 20 million *active* monthly users (as opposed to monthly unique visits)?
I loved your article - concise, useful, and well worded.
I think you neglected to mention one key part of the Pinterest trend though: 80% of pins are actually repins. So people are not getting most of their pictures as they surf the web, clicking the Pinterest bookmarklet. Instead, they are getting their pictures from the Pinterest site itself. Maybe that argues that social image curation is more like a visual twitter than "the modern equivalent of online bookmarking".
I particularly like the way you said "users are connecting with images to self-identify with their needs, wants and desires." An interesting hypothetical question to ask is whether users would bother using Pinterest if their pinboards were not shared with others. I think they probably would not. If that's the case, then users aren't so much self-identifying as you say, but they are more concerned about projecting yet another online view of themselves to the world.
Loved your article - thank you for publishing that. My only criticism is that you are too loose with your use of the term "brand ambassador". I think brand ambassadors are semi or fully professional people who receive real compensation, even significant salary/cash/commisions from the brands they represent. See, for example, the definition of Brand Ambassador on wikipedia or the way brandambassador.org defines this. If you accept this definition, they are not impartial and their recommendations must be suspect, and I don't believe this is what the survey you cited was talking about. So when you recommend that brand managers engage more women as brand ambassadors, I don't think you can really base this on the survey results you cited.
May I suggest another term, perhaps "brand influencer" to make this more clear?