Have you considered what the next wave of social networks will be like? Social media ie. technology that enables our connectness is becoming more seamlessly and rapidly integrated into our activities that soon the phrase may disappear. We are no longer limited to desktop computers; mobile growth is phemonemal. We connect and communicate on the go wherever we go.
Our social networking selections are growing daily and trends are emerging. Will there be a proliferation of pinboard style or magazine style social networks?
Pinterest (feminine) and Gentlemint (masculine)
Kate Freeman wrote:
Users post content, such as photos with a short blurb, and other users can comment and click on the moustache logo that also serves as a “like” button. Gentlemint connects to Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. Sift through pages of entertaining pictures and articles to vote on your favorites. Posts with more support get pushed toward the sites’s first page. — Mustaches Prevail on Gentlemint, the Pinterest Site for ‘Manly Men’
What I’m interested in, though, is Gentlemint, which I keep calling “Pinterest for dudes.” (Again, because Pinterest has a very high level of female users, the content that flows by my screen there, most often, is female-focused.) I’m not at all interested in the technology. Frankly, Pinterest works much better. I’m not interested in the longevity. Pinterest has millions and millions of users. Gentlemint is still cozy. Here’s why I think it’s interesting: because it’s very targeted content curation where the network effect isn’t the goal. — The Next Social Networks.
Like Pintrest for Men. Manly men. Social: IRL chats with Gentlemint.com founders Glen Stansberry and Brian Mckinney. January 19, 2012.
Gentlemint BETA membership is by invitation.
Do you believe the supersized social networks will continue to dominate?
Or do you think smaller, interest-specific communities of people who meet via Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and/or LinkedIn connections today will lead to a wave of new start-ups tomorrow?
Do you think there will be a proliferation of pinboard style or magazine style social networks?