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Will Pinterest become the champion of saving online content?

With Pinterest changing its “Pin It” button to “Save” a few months ago, they are focusing on the saving aspect of content, instead of pinning it to a visual board. Pinning, saving. What’s the difference? Pinning something to a board implies short-term use. You have a project going on, and you want to gather information […]

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Pinterest can drive long-term consistent traffic

Post a link to Twitter, and it’ll stop getting traffic within a few hours. A Facebook post might give you traffic for a day–if you’re lucky, two days. So many social media platforms are a river flow–post something, and it’s away down stream into the ocean in a matter of moments. However, Pinterest does have […]

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The next Google: personal search

Where did you post that thought? Did you save it in Evernote, or in Google Drive? Maybe it’s in your Dropbox. Perhaps it’s on your blog, or maybe you tweeted it. Hmmm. Where is it? Wouldn’t it be nice to have one site where you can search through everything you have? A unified search through: […]

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Why Pinterest has not killed Tumblr… yet

Tumblr is growing faster than Pinterest (via PNConnect) When Pinterest came out, I thought it would totally kill Tumblr. Tumblr is just one steady stream of EVERYTHING. When I subscribe to Tumblr feeds, I see the whole mix together. What a mess! Pinterest has the potential to be so much better than Tumblr, because Pinterest […]

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Social media: referral traffic vs. engagement

Facebook and Pinterest may drive a lot of traffic to websites, but they don’t do quite as well in converting those clicks into engagement. If you want your social media visitors to stick around on your site, you are best off using YouTube, Google Plus, and Linkedin. Shareaholic created two very interesting reports: Facebook and […]

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Google beats Pinterest at browsing images

When it comes to looking through images, Google’s layout of rows is much better than Pinterest’s layout of columns. Google is very organized and easy to scroll down and look at all the images in a sequential manner. The rows keep all the various images in order. The Western world reads left to right, so […]

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Do people want to read content by topic?

We live in a world where content is not sorted by topic. Tweets are sorted by person. You can’t view tweets by topic. People on Google Plus never post to topic-based circles. Pinterest automatically subscribes to you to all boards by individuals you follow. You can clean up your pinterest to have just the boards […]

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Pinterest hasn’t killed tumblr… yet

I thought for sure that Pinterest would have killed Tumblr. I find my tumblr stream too unfocused. With the specific boards in pinterest, it would seem that a user would be able to define exactly what they want to see. But it doesn’t quiet work that way as my pinterest news streams seems to be […]

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How to get men to use Pinterest

As any other male can attest, I find the female-dominated

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Medium might become the best publishing platform ever, if they…

There’s a new publishing platform in town. It might beat the pants off wordpress, blogger, typepad, pinterest, and tumblr. It’s called “Medium” and it’s by a twitter co-founder. They state, “We