Tag Archives: Photo sharing

FANCY- The Biggest Competitor

4 Mar

In my opinion, thefancy.com, a company launched in February of 2012, is Pinterest’s biggest competitor.  Fancy is a photo-sharing based site just like Pinterest.  It’s slogan is “Discover amazing stuff, collect the things you love, buy it all in one place.”

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Like Pinterest, Fancy gives people the option to ‘fancy’ items that they like, similar to pinning items on Pinterest.  However, Fancy has an upper hand in the fact that they allow consumers to buy all of their featured products directly from their website.

Do you have a FANCY account? Which aspects of it do you prefer or dislike compared to Pinterest?

I’d love to hear feedback! And keep a look out for my next post that will be about another up and coming Pinterest rival.

All About Pinterest

4 Mar

As put best by the Pinterest team themselves, “Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing things you love.”  

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Pinterest is a fast growing, photo-sharing social media site that allows users to build and maintain theme-based pinboards.  It allows users to browse other users photo boards and gain inspiration.  The site development began out of San Francisco, CA in 2009 by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp. It is managed by Cold Brew Labs and funded by a small group of entrepreneurs and inventors.  The site was launched in March 2010 in a closed beta arena and began as an invite-only site.  It is now a site open to everyone!

Stay tuned for my next post about the basics of Pinterest.