Fancy is a new social website where you can post / share images of interesting products with your friends on Fancy, as well as to Facebook and Twitter. From the short amount of time I’ve spent on the site I’m finding it less like Pintrest, and more like SVPPLY in that it more resembles a curated shopping experience rather than a “I like this” picture / video / article space.
I get the feeling that social shopping sites like this are about to become quite popular, however I don’t know how much “stand-alone” longevity they have, as in can they survive by themselves or will they need to be swallowed up by one of the larger social networks, i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Google+?
I’m not leaving Facebook completely, it’s still one of the best ways to keep in touch with friends and family members from afar, see how their kids are growing up and learning what’s going on in their lives. But for me, Facebook is going to become a much more private network.
Facebook’s been a, dare I say it, ‘real friends’ social network for me for a long while now. Everyone I am friends with on Facebook I’ve interacted with offline in the past 12 months…and in most cases in the last 3 months.
Twitter and Google+ are where I will friend / follow anyone who I find interesting.
With Everyme, the idea is to keep the Circles very small. And again, private.
Everyme Circles are actually closer to Facebook’s Smart Lists, which the social network also populates for you based on relationships. But for many people, Facebook has become too large.
Another ‘mobile only’ social network, on the surface it seems quite nice and the app itself is very intuitive, but I just wonder how hard it’s going to be to get people away from Facebook….which is the most obvious competitor.
Then again, I bet that’s what people were saying about Facebook when it launched, I wonder how hard it will be to get people off of Friendster / Myspace.
All that aside, I quite like the implementation of Everyme Circles where you get to keep certain information private to certain social circles, of course if you don’t have 5,000 Facebook friends it’s easy enough to do that same sort of thing there.
Anyway, it’s a ‘watch this space’ case for now.
Yahoo knows how to kill a product, that is not make any compelling changes in the last 5+ years, and 500px seems willing and able to welcome the growing number of people deleting their flickr accounts.
(Via The Brooks Review)
Still not sure what Google+ is useful for, and how you can make it work for you and / or your business? You should probably check out Guy Kawasaki’s latest book, What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us.
Guy’s currently giving away a load of free PDF copies, sponsored by the Alltop iPad app.
If free’s not your thing, you can always buy a copy for $2.99 on Amazon.
Watch front and centre as the last great bastion of journalistic integrity dives face first into a huge pile of shit.
Then opens his mouth.
And Eats. It. All.
I don’t even care what this article of MG’s is about, just reading this lead / teaser is hilarious in itself….maybe I should go and read the links.
It’s sad, really. For years, I spent tons of time on Flickr. I added photos, wrote comments, joined groups and made friends.
No one I used to interact with is there anymore. I don’t upload large photo sets anymore. I don’t visit groups anymore, or read comments or favorite things.
Stephen Hackett deleted his flickr account, and based on his reasoning above I cannot blame him as I’ve had the same things kicking around in my head for a while.
flickr feels old and tired now. It’s tough to do something completely new with a photo hosting and sharing website, and of course flickr still does those things quite well, but I’ve found myself getting involved in the ‘social’ side increasingly less and less.
Of late I have mostly been using flickr for backing up photos that I’ve completed editing, and for a handful of images I use on the blog here. Since I picked up a Drobo Pro recently, and have a pretty rock solid backup routine in place, that final bit of value flickr has held for me has all but disappeared.
Time to delete….err once I finish uploading the photos used on the blog here to S3 or somewhere.
There’s a new update to everyone’s favourite iPhone ye olde photography social network app out, Instagram. And it’s quite nice. There’s a new feature, Lux. A new filter, Sierra. And there’s been a few tweaks to the UI.
Go update now, it’s definitely worth it.