“I’m not able to figure out the whole concept, but there must be a reason to it. It’s very well-known!”
My sister-in-law wrote on Facebook in January, just before the end of the month, about Pinterest, one of the most exciting new players within the realm of social media.
If you’ve not already succumbed, Pinterest is a virtual scrapbook or pinboard to which members “pin” images, videos, or even snippets of text from other websites or even content they’ve created themselves.
These pins can be classified (as “cooking,” “sport,” or “sport”). Users are able to comment or share pins with others, and they can add them to their personal Pinterest boards, too.
Is it easy? It’s. Is itlike a different social bookmarking website? It’s.
Although it’s not unique and still only available to invitees, Pinterest is 2012’s breakout social media marketing sensation.
“Social media fatigue”
Every social media service has to contend with two kinds of user resistance. One is”the “tool for task” problem: “What will service X do that service Y doesn’t do?” The second is the “friend silo” problem: “Why do I need service X when all my friends are in service Y?”
If a brand new social media platform (such as Pinterest) isn’t able to answer these two issues, the future will likely be a slow decline (sorry, Google+) or a gradual loss of life (sorry, Unthink).
The collection includes Science and nature pins. Pinterest
However, Pinterest has found a Web 2.0 perfect spot, offering an impressive answer to both of these questions. It offers highly revisable personal collections that are characterized by an enormous social appeal and are incredibly accessible to share.
Pinterest indeed looks like any other “social collection” service. It is a combination of the benefits of online bookmarking (like Delicious) as well as digital photography online (like Flickr) and other social networks (like Facebook). The way it integrates the two makes it an important element in the world of social media.
Me first, the others in second
A person’s Pinterest site possesses both personal and social aspects. Users can collect things for themselves with the aim of revisiting the collection.
The desire to revisit and observe the collection expand in comparison and contrast an ever-growing yet relevant set of things is an integral part of the success of Pinterest.
The fact that other people aren’t connected to Pinterest isn’t a reason not to use the service since it has significance for the user first. This is quite different from the services like Google+ or Facebook, which is not a social network with friends and a lack of friends, providing a less complete experience.
Photography websites online like Flickr may also behave similarly, but they tend to be focused on uploading content rather than acquiring material on the internet.
While online bookmarking websites like Delicious (or del.icio.us or del.icio.us, as it was) have made it possible to collect links more than a decade ago, the process of online bookmarking is close to being a complete end-point “I’ll get to that later” or, more often, simply private hoarding using the internet to back up your data, not sharing.
Many bookmarking sites do share data; obviously, however, these services do not drive referral traffic across the web in the same way as Pinterest. Impact that is Pinterest.
Tumblr blogs can be described as the two worlds of Pinterest and online bookmarking. My students who use Tumblr collect pictures and videos, songs, and inspirational quotes on Tumblr to enjoy themselves.