Charlie Rogers, Manager, Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Lexington, Kentucky
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.
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.
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.
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.