Two infographics that articulate reasons behind the growth of social sharing site Pinterest are highly visible this week and are well worth viewing.

Monetate says that Social and search continue to be essential inbound marketing channels. And while Google’s generating a lot of discussion around its new social network, Google+, another website is actually driving more inbound traffic: Pinterest.

Its infographic: Is Pinterest the Next Social Commerce Game Changer has some great stats and looks good as well.

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Infographic: is Pinterest the next social commerce game changer?

Over at Mashable, Stephanie Buck explains graphically why Pinterest is so addictive. Stephanie says: “Column Five created this infographic to examine the Pinterest addiction that seems to be spreading like a zombie apocalypse virus. Proof? Pinterest users spend an average 98 minutes on site per month, third only to Tumblr (2.5 hours) and Facebook (7 hours). Antidote? None.

Go see the infographic or click on the image:

Infographic: Pinterest flowtown by Column Five on Mashable