Facebook and Twitter thrive on what users do — where they travel, who they’re hanging out with, which cat videos make them LOL. But Pinterest, that other social-network titan, thrives on what users want: each page on the three-year-old platform is filled with beautiful images of clothing, gadgets and more that have been “pinned” from all over the Internet. As CEO Ben Silbermann puts it, the site is “helping people get inspired and live out those aspirations.” But it’s also, by proxy, reshaping how brands, users and more-established networks define social. Although Pinterest’s early buzz has waned, its emphasis on wanting over liking is still fueling growth — some 20 million people pin every month — and has hooked a user base that buys significantly more than those on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Tumblr, according to several studies. As a result, big names like Lowe’s and Whole Foods have made the platform an integral part of their branding strategy, and industry analysts speculate that Facebook may soon introduce a Want button.
These companies are not helping the economy, they're just a waste of time and money. Stop inventing nonsence... Invent solutions. Mindless garbage, all of it, and they're getting rich off it... How sad...
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Aside from the 3D printer every one of these guys is basically building an app. America will not get back on its feet on building apps. We need to build actual physical objects.
Even though they are not brand new companies Elon Musk's Tesla Motors and Space X as well as Homeland Robotics, Baxter are better candidates for affecting America's future.
Not so fast. Are we not all paying for movies, music, and dozens of other services? It is probably not about only the physical product anymore -- it is about the constellation that emerges between physical, service, and information aspects of the product!