Wouldn’t it be swell?
Wouldn’t it be fab?
Wouldn’t you just swoon if Facebook looked more like Pinterest?
Well now, it can.
I stumbled across this really neat new beta Facebook app yesterday called Pinview that renders your Facebook account into a Pinterest-style board. Here’s what my news feed looks like rendered in Pinview:
My own wall?
Apparently I blah-blah-blah comment more than I post photos.
Pretty spiffy, huh?
The only thing I don’t love about this is the interaction piece. Instead of being able to like or comment on a friend or brand’s status or photo inline, like you can on your Facebook feed, you actually have to click the photo or update and wait for a little box to pop up (a la Pinterest) that allows you to comment, share or like. I think they are still working on glitches, because I was unable to comment or like any of the 4 or 5 photos I tested the feature on.
The app has a lot of great potential, and is a sign that people are thirsty for more and better visuals on Facebook. So the two questions that come up for me are a) do we really want an app that encourages us to spend even more time on Facebook, and b) how long will it be before Facebook buys Pinterest?