...Ultimately, it’s just my perspective but isn’t this what Instagram is for? Last night, when I was browsing through existing Idea Pins to reverse engineer them, my Mac barked at me: “This web page is using a significant amount of energy. Please close the page to make your Mac more responsive (last sentence paraphrased).”
I’ve always thought of Pinterest as an image search engine and mood board. I understand the applications for crafters and tutorials but isn’t this just taking away from an otherwise stellar niche model that nobody else is doing better right now? After all, not even Google can intuitively know which images are similar to the one you are viewing as accurately as Pinterest can. It’s like having an experienced design friend sitting next to you while you browse.
Maybe I’m just an old fashioned, ‘don’t reinvent the wheel’ guy.
I agree with you. I am not seeing the point other than to make Pinterest more like Facebook and Instagram. Personally, I don't think the world needs more of Facebook or Instagram. It could just be me.
Pinterest is an American image sharing and social media service designed to enable saving and discovery of information (specifically "ideas") on the internet using images and, on a smaller scale, animated GIFs and videos, in the form of pin boards. The site was created by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp and had over 400 million monthly active users as of August 2020. It is operated by Pinterest, Inc., based in San Francisco.
Pinterest has nothing to do with Mark Zuckerberg.
As for Idea pins no, just no I get that idea pins and story pins are all the trend on Facebook and Instagram or instaface since they are one now. I just wish that Pinterest was not being assimilated in to that line of thought that every plateform has to be the same.
@theauthorencounter no but Facebook is a shareholder - Facebook did not start the company and do not own it but Pinterest is owned by shareholders of which Facebook is a part of.
Ben Silbermann - originally worked for Google on AdSense and is the CEO of Pinterest
Paul Sciarra - originally worked for Facebook - he designed Pinterest and was a product designer at Facebook he currently leads the Pinterest Creative Team
Evan Sharp - originally was a lawyer and worked in venture capital.
They are the founders.