Excellent article on how Pinterest's boards are much better than Google+'s circles, which, as I've said before, totally miss the point of sharing. Money quote: "Both the pinner and the follower only have to think about their own tastes. They don't have to guess what other people are like."
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- So if I actually had a Pinterest account, would I see something other than makeup tips and pictures of cute babies?Jan 20, 2012
- Possibly. It's mostly crafts, and they have a categorization problem, but there's some pretty interesting stuff in there. Point being that they do segmented sharing in a more logical way than Google+: letting people decide what they're interested in rather than having you decide for them.Jan 20, 2012
- It does sound like a good idea. I don't know if you've seen it, but there's an ad for some Android phone that shows people frantically running into circles (i.e. Circles) while the voiceover talks about what a great system it is. I can't think of a better way to show Circles as unnatural and inconvenient.Jan 20, 2012
- TOTALLY. That ad makes me crazy. "So you can organize the people you know into circles, like you do in real life." You're so right: seeing it played out like that with actual people shows how wrong-headed it is.Jan 20, 2012