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'Pinterest' Microblogging Site Mimicks Tumblr in Almost Every Way

By: Summer Luu - Published: Mar 9, 2011 • References: pinterest and fashionablymarketing.me
It looks like someone is eager to contest with the mighty blog site, Tumblr, who has established a very large community--but the 'Pinterest' Microblogging Site wants to have a go at it. And so the competition begins.

Pinterest is a lot like Tumblr. Rather than tumbling, these new bloggers are "pinning" things to their virtual pinboards. Instead of "re-blogging" they're "re-pinning." Different words, but the microblogging concept remains the same. You create collections of things you love and follow other people's collections who you deem interesting. The only noticeable difference so far is that Pinterest users can quickly create themed “pinboards,” which Tumblr users can't.

The act of blogging in small snippets of information while over-sharing images continues to rise. Building online communities is today's favorite pastime, and the Pinterest Microblogging Site wants a piece of the action. Will it be able to compete with the almighty Tumblr?