As Pinterest makes all the right noise, the graphical-oriented social media platform is certainly catching on. The online pinboard website is gaining great popularity, especially among young women. A vast collection of pinups ranging from funny, thrilling, beautiful, amazing and stylish is truly becoming a huge attraction and something that is making women really drool over.
At the current rate, Pinterest promises to become a really hot platform in the coming few years and one that can truly be addictive. But the real question is will Pinterest replace Facebook, which for now is like the all-encompassing network for one and all.
While Pinterest has several features that can literally keep you “pinned” to the site, its hopes of challenging Facebook can be marred by a few fundamental factors.
The first on the list is that Pinterest is based on content regeneration, which can be a slight turn off for many content owners. Thus, there is always that impending threat of copyright violation that can raise its ugly head. The lack of original and personalized content is one of the major obstacles for Pinterest.
While leafing through the tons of pinups can be really fascinating, the one major factor that defines Facebook’s popularity is that it truly allows you to get up close with your friends and people you want to connect with. Facebook allows you to express yourself, share as many things as you want and know something about your friends, every time you log in. Pinterest still has lot of ground to cover in this regard.
For many, Pinterest has “too many” things grabbing your attention. This clutter and clamor for attention is also a key reason driving people away from it.
Though, these are still early days for Pinterest, the coming few months will certainly see the website undergo great changes and evolution in terms of ideas and features. The huge surge of audience now driven by curiosity and novelty will also die down a little. It is only then that we would know whether Facebook really has a serious challenge on its hands.
For now, FB can enjoy its numero uno position. What do you think, will Pinterest be the next FB or for that matter even the next Twitter?