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(Slash Gear)   New Pew Research report shows that Pinterest is close to becoming the second largest social networking site, just a few bored scrapbookers away from passing the narcissists on Twitter   (slashgear.com) divider line 40
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2013-02-18 08:08:51 AM  
Womens be Pinteresting.

www.mediabistro.com
 
2013-02-18 08:10:44 AM  
The only people on Pinterest are women and Mormons.
 
2013-02-18 08:16:49 AM  
Wait, there's ladies on the internet now?

*hastily dusts cheetoh's crumbs off of shirt mostly just making things worse*

Well, hullo!
 
2013-02-18 08:17:23 AM  
So does this mean I should start investing in burlap manufacturer stocks?
 
2013-02-18 08:24:19 AM  
Maybe it's because I'm a guy, but I've always felt like Pinterest:Facebook::US Weekly or In Touch Weekly:People, whichever one of those two rags is the one that's supposed to be just pictures.  Pinterest just seems like Facebook for people who don't like words.
 
2013-02-18 08:29:35 AM  

FriarReb98: Maybe it's because I'm a guy, but I've always felt like Pinterest:Facebook::US Weekly or In Touch Weekly:People, whichever one of those two rags is the one that's supposed to be just pictures.  Pinterest just seems like Facebook for people who don't like words.


And love recipes, arts & crafts. My mom and her church lady friends are all over that site like buzzards on fresh road kill.
 
2013-02-18 10:08:50 AM  
So THAT'S where all the hoes be at.

Seriously, I'm always shocked to learn that a woman online really IS a woman. Like, on Fark. I don't believe the majority of the so-called ladies here are legit.

I spent years pretending to be a woman online. I can spot the fakers.
 
2013-02-18 10:18:40 AM  
It makes me happy that I've never heard of a lot of the sites in that infographic above. Habbo? Ning? Friendfeed? Badoo? Bebo?  I don't even have a Facebook page, and I have a twitter only to cash in on Amex promotions.
 
2013-02-18 10:23:37 AM  
Of course there are women online. And they're doing what they do offline. Which means not hanging out with cheeto-dusted neckbeard discussing how sharp, exactly, Chistina Hendricks knees should be. Quelle surprise!
 
2013-02-18 10:25:03 AM  

Sybarite: Womens be Pinteresting.

[www.mediabistro.com image 825x1153]


No Tumblr on there?  That damn thing is teeming with feminists.
 
2013-02-18 10:25:54 AM  

FriarReb98: Maybe it's because I'm a guy, but I've always felt like Pinterest:Facebook::US Weekly or In Touch Weekly:People, whichever one of those two rags is the one that's supposed to be just pictures.  Pinterest just seems like Facebook for people who don't like words.


Which makes you wonder...why is it so popular with the ladies?
 
2013-02-18 10:39:34 AM  

FriarReb98: Maybe it's because I'm a guy, but I've always felt like Pinterest:Facebook::US Weekly or In Touch Weekly:People, whichever one of those two rags is the one that's supposed to be just pictures.  Pinterest just seems like Facebook for people who don't like words.


I'm on Pinterest because it is a good way to organize an online cookbook. I can pin a recipe into any "chapter" I decide to create. This makes it a great cross-reference for when I want to actually decide to make something I thought looked interesting in Epicurious, Bon Appetit, or Saveur. But I don't think of it as social networking. It's more of an easy online filing system.

(I am also using it to gather information about things that we might want to use in our kitchen remode.)
 
2013-02-18 10:41:01 AM  
twimg0-a.akamaihd.net
 
2013-02-18 10:47:45 AM  
but what about


fark.com
somethingawful.com
4chan.org
slashdot.org

guess these don't count as "social media." Or buy the right ads or something.
 
2013-02-18 10:48:53 AM  
What do social network sites have to do with a place that researches church benches?
 
2013-02-18 11:03:03 AM  

SuperChuck: [twimg0-a.akamaihd.net image 389x375]


Came for pewcat, leaving happy.
 
2013-02-18 11:09:14 AM  

kid_icarus: FriarReb98: Maybe it's because I'm a guy, but I've always felt like Pinterest:Facebook::US Weekly or In Touch Weekly:People, whichever one of those two rags is the one that's supposed to be just pictures.  Pinterest just seems like Facebook for people who don't like words.

And love recipes, arts & crafts. My mom and her church lady friends are all over that site like buzzards on fresh road kill.


My wife is addicted, though some good comes out of it.  At least once a week she finds a neat crafty project for the kids.  I am leary of any recipe she finds... the last 2 have not been very eatable.
 
2013-02-18 11:30:19 AM  
I'm not convinced calling random people to ask them is as accurate as web statistics.
 
2013-02-18 11:39:35 AM  
www.noone'sgottimeforthat.com
 
2013-02-18 12:47:47 PM  
Pot to kettle: You are black

/regarding "narcissist" comment
 
2013-02-18 01:20:46 PM  

SuperChuck: [twimg0-a.akamaihd.net image 389x375]


Exactly.
 
2013-02-18 01:41:30 PM  
img534.imageshack.us

^ What the people behind Pinterest may look like.
 
2013-02-18 01:43:01 PM  
If Google+ bought and incorporated the Pinterest interface and functionality into it, they would finally have something that could kill FaceBook... So that's not gonna happen.
 
2013-02-18 01:54:10 PM  

JonZoidberg: It makes me happy that I've never heard of a lot of the sites in that infographic above. Habbo? Ning? Friendfeed? Badoo? Bebo?  I don't even have a Facebook page, and I have a twitter only to cash in on Amex promotions.


You didn't mention if you watch tv or not...
 
2013-02-18 02:09:36 PM  

doczoidberg: I spent years pretending to be a woman online. I can spot the fakers.


Honest question: why did you do that?
I can't imagine investing time in pretending to be someone I am not and keeping up the personae, or for what reason I would.  *shrug* I'm one of those people who can only be me no matter what.
 
2013-02-18 02:41:55 PM  

Karne: JonZoidberg: It makes me happy that I've never heard of a lot of the sites in that infographic above. Habbo? Ning? Friendfeed? Badoo? Bebo?  I don't even have a Facebook page, and I have a twitter only to cash in on Amex promotions.

You didn't mention if you watch tv or not...


Yes, lots. TV is great.  I also have no problem keeping in touch with my family and friends without giving away my personal information or being so deluded into thinking people give two shiats about every inane thing that pops into my head.
 
2013-02-18 02:43:13 PM  
Pinterest is exactly like del.icio.us if del.icio.us were better designed (from a social-networking perspective) and you could *only* bookmark websites that contained an image.  A Wikipedia article with no photo or image? Can't pin it.
 
2013-02-18 02:46:00 PM  
Wonderful site. Thanks to my wife's Pintrest addiction I have been able to get in a decent amount of skyrim time.
 
2013-02-18 03:29:41 PM  

JonZoidberg: Karne: JonZoidberg: It makes me happy that I've never heard of a lot of the sites in that infographic above. Habbo? Ning? Friendfeed? Badoo? Bebo?  I don't even have a Facebook page, and I have a twitter only to cash in on Amex promotions.

You didn't mention if you watch tv or not...

Yes, lots. TV is great.  I also have no problem keeping in touch with my family and friends without giving away my personal information or being so deluded into thinking people give two shiats about every inane thing that pops into my head.


It didn't stop you from posting that for people to read here...
 
kth
2013-02-18 03:31:52 PM  

DeaH: FriarReb98: Maybe it's because I'm a guy, but I've always felt like Pinterest:Facebook::US Weekly or In Touch Weekly:People, whichever one of those two rags is the one that's supposed to be just pictures.  Pinterest just seems like Facebook for people who don't like words.

I'm on Pinterest because it is a good way to organize an online cookbook. I can pin a recipe into any "chapter" I decide to create. This makes it a great cross-reference for when I want to actually decide to make something I thought looked interesting in Epicurious, Bon Appetit, or Saveur. But I don't think of it as social networking. It's more of an easy online filing system.

(I am also using it to gather information about things that we might want to use in our kitchen remode.)


I used it to keep track of the books I read, and to organize ideas for house stuff. I pin garden plans and kitchens I like. I rarely do recipes, but will occasionally pin day of the dead cookies or some such as a party ideas. Occasionally, I'll pin stuff for vacation planning. Lots of organization porn on there.

Basically, all of the stuff I used to pull out of Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple, Hobby Farms and Food and Wine and put into notebooks, without the mess.
 
2013-02-18 03:48:54 PM  

Karne: JonZoidberg: Karne: JonZoidberg: It makes me happy that I've never heard of a lot of the sites in that infographic above. Habbo? Ning? Friendfeed? Badoo? Bebo?  I don't even have a Facebook page, and I have a twitter only to cash in on Amex promotions.

You didn't mention if you watch tv or not...

Yes, lots. TV is great.  I also have no problem keeping in touch with my family and friends without giving away my personal information or being so deluded into thinking people give two shiats about every inane thing that pops into my head.

It didn't stop you from posting that for people to read here...


Did you forget the purpose of FARK?
 
2013-02-18 05:30:39 PM  

Sybarite: Womens be Pinteresting.

[www.mediabistro.com image 825x1153]


Facbook does not register in the top 16 social sites for men?  I might need a citation on that one

//my wife is on Pinterest and I have to biacth about one thing -- she'll send me these links (pins?) and they're pretty cool stuff like "How to build an in-ground trampoline."  And I'm looking at it and saying "Yes, that does look cool - but there is no f'n link anywhere on how to build the damn thing!"

It's like housewife porn.
 
2013-02-18 05:47:54 PM  

DeaH: I'm on Pinterest because it is a good way to organize an online cookbook. I can pin a recipe into any "chapter" I decide to create. This makes it a great cross-reference for when I want to actually decide to make something I thought looked interesting in Epicurious, Bon Appetit, or Saveur. But I don't think of it as social networking. It's more of an easy online filing system.

(I am also using it to gather information about things that we might want to use in our kitchen remode.)



kth: I used it to keep track of the books I read, and to organize ideas for house stuff. I pin garden plans and kitchens I like. I rarely do recipes, but will occasionally pin day of the dead cookies or some such as a party ideas. Occasionally, I'll pin stuff for vacation planning. Lots of organization porn on there.

Basically, all of the stuff I used to pull out of Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple, Hobby Farms and Food and Wine and put into notebooks, without the mess.



All of this and more.  I've really reduced my bookmarking tendancies on line and and completly done away with the printed pile of "things I don't want to lose/forget)

My only biatch is the people that can't link back to the original source and just repin something from a pinterest wanna be site.  A GIS wil almost always get me to the source, but every now and then I'm left with a really cool looking picture with no idea how it got that way.
 
kth
2013-02-18 07:34:54 PM  
DaCricket:
My only biatch is the people that can't link back to the original source and just repin something from a pinterest wanna be site.  A GIS wil almost always get me to the source, but every now and then I'm left with a really cool looking picture with no idea how it got that way.

I'm usually too cheap to actually buy the stuff I see, but I can use it for inspiration for when I build/make it myself. I did the basic lighting for my picnic table area from a pinterest picture and am going to make a chandelier with stuff from the junk store down the street.

I'm ready for spring, so I we can get back to being outside all the time.
 
2013-02-18 07:45:02 PM  
Twitter is just a media creation anyway. Having missed the booms of Myspace and Facebook, the media outlets started making stories about Twitter very early on. They felt if they could make it, they could create it. That or they didn't want to seem like the dad discovering Facebook in 2010.

Either way, the modern state of journalism is horrid.
 
2013-02-18 10:08:46 PM  

Generation_D: but what about


fark.com
somethingawful.com
4chan.org
slashdot.org

guess these don't count as "social media." Or buy the right ads or something.



You are right, they don't count as social media.  Primarily because they aren't social media anymore.  They used to be, but now they are all merely ad/link-swapping networks (or in 4chan's case, merely the internet equivalent of a usenet bulletin board).  I am sorry you haven't figured that out yet, but if you pay very close attention you will be able to watch it happen to Reddit over the next 3 years just like it happened to Fark.
 
2013-02-18 10:11:16 PM  
I should also point out that technically speaking Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, etc. are actually not social media either, they are personal info and data harvesters masquerading as social media.

So from a purist standpoint there really is no such thing as social media, unless you count blogs and bathroom graffiti.
 
2013-02-18 10:39:07 PM  

JonZoidberg: Karne: JonZoidberg: Karne: JonZoidberg: It makes me happy that I've never heard of a lot of the sites in that infographic above. Habbo? Ning? Friendfeed? Badoo? Bebo?  I don't even have a Facebook page, and I have a twitter only to cash in on Amex promotions.

You didn't mention if you watch tv or not...

Yes, lots. TV is great.  I also have no problem keeping in touch with my family and friends without giving away my personal information or being so deluded into thinking people give two shiats about every inane thing that pops into my head.

It didn't stop you from posting that for people to read here...

Did you forget the purpose of FARK?


Does it have something to do with actively participating in the very thing you pretend to hate?
 
2013-02-19 01:24:37 AM  
Activity and engagement are not the same thing.

/am I talking about social media metrics, or about Pinteristas who pin all kinds of ideas for the wedding  they'll never find someone with whom to have?
 
2013-02-19 10:14:20 AM  

swankywanky: Sybarite: Womens be Pinteresting.

[www.mediabistro.com image 825x1153]

Facbook does not register in the top 16 social sites for men?  I might need a citation on that one.



Facebook is by far number one in users among both men and women, but the graphic is only about gender breakdown not about number of users. So for Facebook we're talking about 445.2 million men as active monthly users as opposed to say Bebo which has a much higher percentage of men but only comes out to around 20 million male users.
 
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