A few years ago, I was raving on Pinterest, being the owner of a small retail website selling art and jewelry. It represents a good platform to display my wares in an appealing and fun way. I will give them that!
Then, verifying my website address.
Followed the steps; wasn't getting verified. Talked to them and they finally fixed the issue, and I felt like I helped change their company for the better, because now the small business can sit there next to the big guys and be just as viable and official! I had my little yellow checkmark and was good to go.
A few weeks ago, the check-mark disappears! So, I ask them what's up with that and they said the checkmarks are confusing people and double-talked through emails for the next couple weeks. Turns out, I have to be a BIG business, now, in order to have the "official" checkmark on my company's official profile page! My pinterest follower growth slowed down a lot since. This is how I got to 4 stars.
On to 3 stars: So, my marketing team is going about the daily pins, and when we go to pin off the site, it crashes the tabs on my computer now. Pinterest is sending huge amounts of cookies that can slow down or crash elements on your computer (this is not permanent damage, to those not too computer savvy). So, pinterest has to have all other tabs closed and flushing cookies before and after. They are lucky they are getting a 3! (It's still a pretty cool website!)
UPDATE: The cookie issue crashing my computer seems to have been resolved! Thank you, Pinterest! Back to a "4" star rating!