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What is the difference between Pinterest and Facebook?

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Anika Nicole

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Anika Nicole, Wordsmith, PG In Journalism, New York

Answered Dec 15, 2020

Pinterest is a type of site wherein you can pin different images. You may share your own images too and place them under categories. If people like the “pins” you have uploaded, they will pin them on their own boards. Some people are able to grow their Pinterest following by posting different “pegs” that people would like to follow. The images found on Pinterest are usually very aesthetic.

Facebook, on the other hand, is a type of social networking site wherein people can contact each other. It is easy for people just to follow people who are already their friends from before or look for new people to be friends with. Over the past years, Facebook has also expanded a bit so that it can be used by businesses when they want to do some promotions.

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Answered Nov 27, 2020

The major difference between Pinterest and Facebook is what their major functions are. Facebook is considered a kind of general social media that makes people connect to each other, and also know more about other people’s lives. For Pinterest, it is usually used by people to share random pieces of stuff, basically, pictures and links, that they find useful or interesting. The way you can organize things in these sites also form the difference between them. With Facebook, you can create an open or closed group where people of common interests and goals can come together from different environments and share kinds of stuff and interact together. With Pinterest, what you can basically do is to follow people, and the pins of the person you follow would always appear in your feed. Facebook has been, quite long before Pinterest came to being, and Facebook also has more users, compared to Pinterest.
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Answered Nov 27, 2020

Facebook and Pinterest are both popular social networking sites. Facebook is a site that lets you connect with friends and learn more about their lives, and you can utilize photos and videos. Pinterest is a site in which you can share items that you have found interesting. You can feature recipes, how to’s, and a myriad of cool stuff on the site. Another difference is if and how you can bring people together. With Facebook, you can create groups, which can be either open or closed, and you can invite other people to join. With Pinterest, you cannot create groups, as it is a site that is more of a niche photo-sharing site, and it is still relatively new. Facebook also has more users than Pinterest. Pinterest took a page out of Facebook’s old school handbook, as people are permitted on the site by invitation only. Facebook used to be this way until it attained massive popularity.
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Zack , English Professor, PhD, Basel

Answered Nov 18, 2020

Pinterest and Facebook are both interesting platforms but they can be used differently. Pinterest is a website wherein you can share your photos. For example, if you would like to share a photo of your room so that people can be inspired, Pinterest is the best platform to use. Facebook, on the other hand, is more of a social networking site. It is through Facebook that you will be able to connect to different people. You may also talk to new people that you will meet online. You can also share photos on Facebook but this time, the photos may not be as curated as compared to the pictures that you will be sharing on Pinterest.
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Answered Jul 23, 2020

Pinterest and Facebook are two types of social media networks. Between the two, Facebook has been around longer. It is used to connect with friends, share stories, share announcements, and news. FaceBook can also be used to play games, post photos, used for business, and as a selling site through its Marketplace.

Pinterest is younger than FaceBook and it is where images are shared. A person using Pinterest can create boards with ideas and it gives inspiration for things such as the home, the garden, and beauty. As FaceBook is more versatile in its features, there are more users of FaceBook than Pinterest.

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L. Agate

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Answered Jul 20, 2020

There are different social media websites that are available that it can be confusing for some people to know their differences. Pinterest is known to be a photo-sharing website wherein the things that you find interesting can be pinned to different boards so that you can refer to them easily. It will allow you to categorize different items so that you can come up with a “peg” for something that is important to you. For example, you would like to look for pegs for an upcoming wedding. Pinterest can be very useful for this purpose. Facebook, on the other hand, is known to be a social networking site. This will allow you to create different groups so that you can meet up with new people. You can share information about yourself and find other people with the same interests easily.
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Bergeront Tiffney

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Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery

Answered Jul 13, 2020

Before going into their differences, it is important to know that Facebook is the older social networking site of the two. One of the major differences between Facebook and Pinterest is by comparing the activities of the users on the two social networking sites. On Facebook, you can easily connect with friends and family and know certain things about their lives, lifestyles through whatever they are posting on the platform, and you can also connect better with your friends by sending messages to them via the platform.

Before going into their differences, it is important to know that Facebook is the older social
Pinterest, on the other hand, is an image-sharing platform where you can get ideas and inspiration that will help your interests. While you can create groups and ask people to join on Facebook, you can't really do this on Pinterest but it allows you to follow people. When you follow someone on Pinterest, their pins will be showing on your feed. Another difference is that there are more people on Facebook than Pinterest.

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