While I was surfing the web to find information about sharing on social networks, I found this chart below on BusinessInsider.com. According to the article and this chart, Facebook dominates sharing with 24% of shares, and beats out email (11%) and twitter (10.8%) in 2009. So it says ‘making the world’s most popular social network also the most popular service for sharing content’.
The reason why people uses FB for sharing could be FB has more pass-value than twitter? or just because users tend to have real friend on FB rather than twitter?
Chart from http://www.businessinsider.com
However, the chart is actually not updated data as researched in 2009, so think 2013, there are lots of services focusing on sharing function such as Tumbler and Pinterest. (I suppose many of you already know these websites so I don’t really describe here but google it if you’ve never heard…) These websites allow us to collect information, pictures or videos from other user’s page, and create own pages. Yet, are those pages really based on our own interest? I think it isn’t. Users are probably just want to show how they want to be like, and they pretend to be good and fashionable person..?
I think this point is one of the most significant differences between posting and sharing on SNS. Posting is more likely to include own opinion or experience from real mind, yet sharing is just one click that collect information from others, and pretend my interest or opinion.
I don’t say those shared posts are ‘fake’, but really want to find this kind of mechanism… ummm