This post was last updated on September 15th, 2013 at 10:28 pm
Whenever we have to choose a single brand among some most popular brands then we compare them by many aspects. Whatever the field people use this technique to make their decision. Now the same case is here today on Round Pulse. Today in social world on internet Facebook and Pinterest are the two big names and today we are going to compare these two social networks. Today Facebook is at top in the list of all social networks and Pinterest is at Third rank. But some people think that pinterest have some potential in it to beat the Facebook, that’s why we are going to compare every important thing related to these best social networks. We will compare features from basic social features to main features like apps and privacy. So, let start now. This is the Pinterest Vs Facebook: Comparison without any Respect.
1: First Comes Most Important “The Privacy”
On internet Privacy is ever questionable, but mostly on Social networking websites or social apps privacy is a big Question. On social networks, there comes many things about the users which they have to expose like real name, sex, date of birth, job and all other content submitted by them. As we are talking about pinterest and Facebook, So when we look the records of these two websites then it will be realized that Facebook is providing more options for privacy since long time, for example, users can hide their personal details all or any of them and they can also put limit of four types to their content, first Only me, Friends, Friends of Friends and Public. But When we take a look on Pinterest then we will come to know that there is only one thing there “Secret Boards” and that too are launched recently.
So, The Winner Here In Privacy is “Facebook”.
2: Name In Internet English’s Dictionary
I added this thing here because this is also very important when we are comparing big names present in the Internet, For example days back when Google was launched then there was no word like “Google” in English Dictionary but now when its powerful, Spell Checker will consider your spellings wrong even if you have written Google with lower case “g” only “Google” will be right. The same case is with Facebook, same as Google there was no word like Facebook in the Dictionary but as like Google spell checker will consider your spellings wrong if you have written Facebook without capital “f “. But when we come to Pinterest the spellings in the both cases will be considered wrong.
So here also Winner is “Facebook”.
3: Which is Better Market Place
Mostly people use social networks to promote their product to the whole world because it’s easy enough and free to promote anything. There are many social networks on the internet and some have great number of visitors and some have low number of visitors. But it does not mean that the social networks which have great number of visitor would also have great number of users who are wiling to buy online. The same case is with Facebook, it have greater number of visitors than Pinterest but didn’t have great number of users who are wiling to buy online than pinterest. In pinterest about 45% of it’s go for the product they see on the pinterest and this percentage is 30% for Facebook.
Here is the New Winner “Pinnterest”.
4: Users’ Type
Types of users are also important for all of the social networks. For example if you have people who can spend money quickly then your business will be top, and if you have people who can spend there precious hours then you will be again on top. Facebook have users of all classes from children to old folks, it all have content of all types because every website of every type makes a Facebook page for its content and they share their content on that. As we mentioned earlier pinterest users have more potential to buy products, but the difference between that two is not much and when we consider the number of users of both the social networks then it will vanish from mind. Now come to the time spending, pinterest have deficiency of users who can spent hours on their website due to the lake of features but Facebook users not only spent hours daily on it but it also have a large number of users who are online 24/7.
Here also the winner is “Facebook”.
5: Number Of Visitors and Growth Rate
Now here is the most important comparison in “Pinterest vs Facebook: Comparison without any respect”. Number of visitors are the base of any website in the internet as many visitors a website gain as many popular it will become. Today as Facebook is ranked first among all the social network So, it would have great number of visitors then pinterest. Today, pinterest is gaining over 30 million visits a month and Facebook is gaining round about 100 million visits a month. As Facebook is already first ranked social network so there is no need to talk about its growth rate, but growth rate of pinterest is 54%.
Winner again “Facebook”.
The reason why pinterest is less famous than Facebook is due to it’s features. When we talk about features then we come to know that there is nothing like “Notifications” in Pinterest. But When going to Facebook notifications we will realize that is full of info. Whenever any of user on Facebook like, comment or share anyone’s content the user related that content will receive a notification in his/her notifications menu but in pinterest you won’t receive this kind of info.
Smiles because Winner Again is “Facebook”.
7: Extent of Users’ purity
It’s an interesting comparison or you can also say that fact that about 95% of the pinterest users have link back to Facebook, what I mean to say that they are already using Facebook more then Pinterest or all of them have a Facebook account. So, in this comparison Facebook again has strong points.
So, the Winner Is “Facebook” again.
Now here comes something like “First Investing Report” in Our Pinterest Vs Facebook: Comparison without any respect. Both the social networking website have something like complaints in them. If content of a person or a person is irritating you in any of these two social networks then you can report of block it easily.
So there is a “Tie” first time in our Comparison.
Almost every known social network in the internet have this feature in it but pinterest is the first who haven’t this feature in it but important is that it made its success without this essential feature and till now it doesn’t have this. But on the other hand when we came to Facebook then there are many methods of communication in it, for example, it have PM and video call making features but pinterest lacks this facility, which is a important why its still at third rank.
Winner again “Facebook”.
10: Big places to gather to discuss things
In Facebook there are many options to gather at one place and discuss things politely. People can gather in IM’s by adding people to discussion, people can create groups for particular type and can gather people of that type in one group and then can do healthy discussion on any topic. But coming to pinterest, we again realize that its not allowing these kind of things to it’s users.
So, Now pinterest is losing again and “Facebook” is winner again.
Facebook have its own app center in which it allow app developers to put there apps and gain a huge exposure to Facebook community. This Facebook app center contains apps of all types from high quality games to apps like horoscopes and many other all types of apps which includes, gaming, entertainment, quiz, education and other. But in pinterest there is nothing like this App center to engage visitors in the community for hours and hours. So, this is anther reason why it is at third.
Mind blowing again “Facebook” is Winner.
12: Advertisement and content promotion
In Facebook advertisers came from around the globe to advertise on it because it is providing the facility to advertise on it. Not only the Facebook Fan pages are advertising their content to reach at maximum level but the other website too advertise on Facebook to get huge traffic for them. In Facebook advertisement is very easy and also very cheap. But when we again have a look on pinterest we come to know that only business account can get some exposure.
So, here it is “Facebook” again as winner.
So, these are the some comparisons between Facebook and Pinterest. These are also can be considered as “reasons why pinterest can’t beat Facebook yet”. In most of the comparison we have seen that Facebook is winner and Pinterest is loser, this is because of the lack of features in pinterest. So, this is the end of “Pinterest vs Facebook: Comparison without any Respect”, hope you will like the stuff.