Msg#: 4693776 posted 4:29 pm on Aug 7, 2014 (gmt 0)
Now there's another place to have a conversation: Pinterest.
This latest announcement lets users message each other, and to hold conversations over pins. Suddenly, Pinterest is much more of a social network.
We wanted to make it easier for you to have a good old fashioned conversation about those Pins. So now, when someone shoots you a Pin, you’ll be able to reply with a message or send a Pin back! Pinterest Adds Messaging and Conversation About Pins [blog.pinterest.com]
More good news: you can also send Pins and messages to multiple people.
Msg#: 4693776 posted 6:22 am on Aug 8, 2014 (gmt 0)
Suddenly, Pinterest is much more of a social network.
I'm afraid that at one point people will get sick and tired of all the social networks where they "have" to communicate and post things. Many of my friends already gave up posting on the existing social networks. I don't think we need another one.
Msg#: 4693776 posted 4:15 pm on Aug 8, 2014 (gmt 0)
I have to agree, to an extent. I know some people that already focus their activity on one or two networks, and they look at the new ones and decide to participate depending upon their preference and interaction.
Perhaps the days of a catch-all social network are finished with FB the 800 pound gorilla and lots of smaller, more specialist networks.
Msg#: 4693776 posted 7:13 pm on Aug 21, 2014 (gmt 0)
I'd agree that it is more of a specialist network. It is more worthwhile to have a conversation which is "specific interest" driven, rather than a more vague, all inclusive conversation like we see on FB, Twitter. After all, our friends are certainly from all walks of life,& trying to be all inclusive can get pretty difficult, especially if you're also trying not to be narcissistic and only post photos of your life. It's somewhat refreshing, as well, to gain inspiration from the good things that people are doing without HAVING to have a conversation about it.
Msg#: 4693776 posted 7:18 pm on Aug 21, 2014 (gmt 0)
@chrisv1963, I have quite a few photographer &/or graphic designer friends that would agree about the copyright violations. Some of them, however have seen an influx of traffic to their sites & larger sales because they've tried Pinterest. Seems to be a catch 22. I wish Pinterest would revisit the copyright issues & make it right for the artists so everyone would feel comfortable using it...then it could truly benefit both parties.