As social networks like Facebook and Twitter become commonplace, users, espcially young teenagers, are looking for new and cool apps to satify their ever shortening attention spans.
Here come the hot new up-and-coming Pinterest and Path.
Pinterest has increased its traffic by 4000% in the last 6 months, and Path has grown its userbase to almost a million in one year. Both still face doubts and cricitism surrounding their
business model, but there is no question they are the hottest new social networks around.
What is making them so "cool" is their focus on images and photos. Pinterest is is a vision board-styled social photo sharing website and app where users can create and manage theme-based image collections. Path is a social networking-enabled photo sharing and messaging service for mobile devices.
Both understand that images, not text, are the most important content to immediately grab users' attention. As mentioned earlier, users' attention span is getting shorter by the minute (a social issue worth a separate discussion). They don't like to read; they like to see something they can understand and relate immediately, and pictures do just that. And why not? if pictures can relay the message effectively and efficiently, that's what we should provide - immediate visual gratification and instant impression.
CybEye also builds its event-based networks around photos. CybEye allows you to post photos to the event and share them (either one by one, or in its entirety) by SMS or email. These photo shares visually engage the users and tell the story about the event. CybEye's main advantage over its competitors is its ability to share with anyone by email or the phone's contact list.
Pinterest grabs your attention with its pin-board style, Path gives a unique way to display your daily life with vivid imageries, and CybEye allows you to share with the easiest convenience with anyone on the phone contact list. Big players like Facebook and Twitter are also more and more photo-driven than ever before.
Photos are undoubtedly driving the direction of social networking, and CybEye aims to use them to provide users an engaging social networking experience.
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