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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New Google+ Data Shows Weak User Engagement

 

facebook vs google

 

Larry Page called Google+ the company’s social spine.  With a letter published from Larry, http://investor.google.com/corporate/2012/ceo-letter.html. Diving deeper info Google+, they have a long way to go before they can even make facebook sweat.

Here are some findings from RJ Metrics:

  • The average post has less than one +1, less than one reply, and less than one re-share.
  • 30% of users who make a public post never make a second one. Even after making five public posts, there is a 15% chance that a user will not post publicly again.
  • Among users who make publicly-viewable posts, there is an average of 12 days between each post
  • cohort analysis reveals that, after a member makes a public post, the average number of public posts they make in each subsequent month declines steadily. This trend is not improving in newer cohorts.

From what we can see from the outside looking in, Google+ has a long way to go before it becomes a real threat to the social networking landscape. While user growth is strong, it is unclear how much of that is driven by tie-ins with other Google products.

At the end of the day, Google Plus simply does not show the same level of ravenous user adoption and engagement that we’ve seen in other social networks (see our reports on Pinterest Data and Twitter Data for examples).

via New Google Plus Data Shows Weak User Engagement.

 

 

Top 5 Free Tools for Creating Hot Infographic

Information graphics (AKA: Infograpgic)

bring in the most users and attraction to your brand with users having diminishing attention spans, bright messages with clearly-displayed nuggets of information allow straight to the point message with real eye-catching statistics.

The biggest websites are already creating different categories of infographics on Pinterest and Twitter. So get up on the wagon and go for the ride.  It does not take a lot to start creating your own infographics within minutes.

Top 5 Free Tools for Creating Hot Infographic:5 Free Tools for Creating Hot Infographic

Hohli is an intuitive and simple online chart maker. Charts are also very well designed and look awesome!

Many EyesIBM research venture lets you upload your documents and visualize the modifications you can make to make it more attractive. You can select from template formats or customize your own changes. Nice!

Visual.ly If you think that vibrant colors and attractive images will work best for your document, pay a visit to the Visual.ly website and be amazed by the number of stunning visuals.

Inkscape is a free vector graphic software available for many platforms. You will have no problems importing your visualisations and combining them with other visuals to create your masterpiece.

Gapminder “There’s nothing boring about statistics!” Documents about current world affairs, dealing chiefly with statistics, can be really spiced up with the Gapminder cross platform tool. A Adobe Air application returns your document with extremely eye-catching visual stats.