Pinterest vs Tumblr

     

 

          Pinterest and Tumblr are considered curatorial social spaces, according to the NY Times, with the additional blog component for Tumblr. But after the Yahoo buyout of Tumblr, it’s following has become stagnant while Pinterest is coming up strong and predicted to soon rival Twitter in its amount of handlers. Social media has been around for decades but has only started trending now, which means out with the old blog spaces and in with the new real time one sentence life update.

 

 

          Google is the leading data search engine with the ability to image search as well, but while Google has the literal answer for image keywords, Pinterest has the creative answer for users with aesthetics in mind.

The great thing about Tumblr is that it effectively combines a variety of image content under a number of tags that is seen worldwide, and with gaining a following they can choose to get to know you personally via opinion blogs and messages.

 

Forbes Magazine recently did a study on the top four networking applications ranking Facebook ($170 billion), Twitter ($23 billion in stock), and Linkdin ($20 billion) as the top three but Pinterest ($5 billion) is climbing fast in popularity. It’s estimated to go head to head with Twitter in the next year. Surveys say that many of the users are identified females, myself included, but it has no target gender, and male identified users are testing the waters more and more.

 

I recently became a Pinterest convert. I was previously a Tumblr addict adamantly resisting the fact that something new could be better than Tumblr.My partner recommended Pinterest to me because I missed the visual inspiration I got from Tumblr but without the time investment needed to search and sort in comparison to Tumblr and Google.

 

 

          Pinterest brings to the table immediate satisfaction in all things visually pleasing to the eye, the interface allows for quicker browsing and more exploration in order to create personal mood boards in which others can view or you can choose to hide.

 

It’s an excellent time waster without the feeling of wasting time and its impersonal unlike a lot of other networking social media sites whose main focus is  blogging to meet people.

                                

I’ve been through many networking blogs from Xanga to Livejournal, to Myspace each with a target audience and it’s funny to see how they grow and decay leaving way for new social enterprises.

 

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Will prime Olympic coverage be lost because there are limits and restrictions to participants social media activity?

Social media plays an active role in our social life today. From communicating to people, to helping business expand. It has even made it’s way to the Olympics!

The role for social media in the Olympic games is to make the games feel more enjoyable and more exciting for the participants and their fans. And as the majority of the world cannot attend the games, social media helps enhance the overall experience for those not present.

Though it is understandable that the IOC (International Olympic Committee) is attempting to limit the promotion of brands that are not official Olympics sponsors to preventing both controversial posts and upsetting their official sponsors. The controversy lies in mixing of professional and social life. Many argue that the IOC cannot dictate what someone may or may not do with their personal social media page.

One might go as far as saying that the London 2012 is not a “social media Olympic” with all the rules and restrictions cause by the IOC. By not allowing the participants to share some of their experiences during the games, ‘the world’ may lose prime coverage, in turn limiting both the participants and their fans.

 

The true question at hand…

Should social media site’s be monitored? Who should monitor them?