Facebook wall Vs Twitter Feed Vs Pintrest Board

3 Mar 2012 - 3:13am
4 years ago
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Hello Guys, I know that each technique have its own purpose, but if you look at the three: FB wall, twittr feed, and Pintrest board, they have a common purpose such as:

  1. Real time collaboration, notification, allowing users to stay on top of things, focussing on the last seconds. It allows users to scroll down to see older post, but not all users do that, they just focuses on what is recently updated.
  2. Allow users to be up to date with what friends do: social graph
  3. Give the user an easy way, intuitive to post, comment, share

My question to  you guys is the following: 
What is the difference between each one of them? I mean, Is there a list of things / criteria that you can consider when designing your UX that might lead to one of them, and when you change these criteria, it might also change which model you follow? 

Here are my $0.02

  1. Fast and short updates, less collaboration, and big quantity - Twitter
  2.  More content, more collaboration (comments for example), less quantity - FB wall / Feed
  3. More content, less collaboration, more focus on posts, less posts than FB - Pintrest

Dose that make sense? 



3 Mar 2012 - 11:44am

What I find interesting is the overlap between sites. An example is a friend posts something on Pinterest and it automatically posts to Facebook where a conversation takes place. Or I can now post a status update on LinkedIn and have LinkedIn post that to Twitter. The life of any sharing has now been extended as it finds its way to other social platforms. For now it seems Facebook is becoming an aggregate home place for these other sites (Flickr, Spotify, etc.).

3 Mar 2012 - 12:12pm
Moses Wolfenstein

There's a crucial difference between Facebook and Twitter that isn't a function of surface level features of the two systems. The Twitter feed is strictly chronological, while Facebook algorithmically curates your content. I haven't used Pinterest yet.

5 Mar 2012 - 5:59am

I use both Facebook and Twitter, not even heard of Pinterest but might give it a quick look. It often depends on the existing website and its current UX.

14 Mar 2012 - 8:13pm

Pinterest is interesting in that interest is piqued visually. Comments are considered an after thought. It allows you to define your likes and your personality in real time. Each have figured out what their 'content' is and that is what defines their UX.  

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