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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Twitter vs. Pinterest

The Question we have all been asking… Which will get my business more notability: Twitter or Pinterest

Twitter vs. Pinterest

Everywhere you turn, there will be an [email protected] symbol followed by a name, street, park, person, business, dog, anything.  We are trained by now to associate to Twitter.  The twittering of our everyday lives, of our every move, our every thought, our every, well … everything!

“Tweet It” has slowly gained a competitor to some extent: “Pin It”.  Pin It? Pin what? Pin anything! Yes, Pinterest has revolutionized the sharing of all things graphic.  For all those visual seekers out there, this is your ticket to getting noticed.

Pinterest as a social network alone drives more traffic to websites than those more established microblogging networks like Twitter. (source: http://bit.ly/xtQ3CO)  Traffic? Traffic! Meaning… visitors, links, shares, basically your online presence.

twitter vs. pinterest

As a business you want more traffic heading to your site.  You want people talking about your products, your services, recommending to others, reviewing, sharing their experience.  The buzz created by social media websites is of the key marketing measures today.

Which to choose?  Is there a preferred one?  Will one get me more exposure than the other?

Here are a few distinct differences:

  1. Twitter allows for a max of 140 characters per tweet.  Fact: if you add a picture, less characters can be entered.
  2. Pinterest allows for a max of 500 characters per pin.  Picture is in addition to the 500 characters.
  3. Every pin on Pinterest can be published on both Facebook and Twitter simultaneously.  Therefore allowing you to tag/mention other followers or friends within your post.
  4. Retweeting on Twitter posts to your profile and retains all the content from original tweet.
  5. Repinning on Pinterest automatically mentions ‘the who’ (original source) but also allows you to categorize where on your boards your pin will “live”.

It is important to achieve a balance.  As a business you don’t want to burden yourself with each social media site.  You have a business to run!  Seek out social media guru’s ([email protected]) that are already doing it and can really optimize your marketing efforts.

 

Want to know more on how to use these networks to create more sales for your business?

Stay tuned for a series breaking down Pinterest, its features, functionality and market value.

 

Till next time, keep pinning!