Adopting Pinterest’s design

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A couple of the Internet’s big players have adopted the bulletin board content display model – one that has been made popular by Pinterest. Read below for more info.

Facebook Experiments with Want and Collect Buttons

Source: ABC News

Facebook has begun testing new “Want” and “Collect” buttons for a few retailer pages including Pottery Barn, Wayfair, and Michael Kors. The new user engagement options are part of Facebook’s upcoming “Collections” feature, which enables users to create product wish lists in the form of image galleries. However, users will not be able to purchase these products directly on Facebook.

Last week, Facebook implemented a feature that, when a url for a third-party “Like”-enabled page is shared through a private message, automatically increases that page’s “Like” count by one. However, the feature does not generate a “Like” for the user who shared the story.

eBay copies Pinterest in Redesign

Source: CNET

eBay is testing a redesigned homepage that presents a user-specific feed of purchasable items in a bulletin board model similar to Pinterest. eBay expects the redesign to be complete within the next 100 days but encourages users to preview the homepage by going to ebay.com/feed and setting up their custom feed. In addition, eBay has released an iOS app called eBay Now that will enable customers to request a same-day delivery for their purchases. The app’s service currently applies to San Francisco residents only; eBay will continue testing the app for other cities in the coming weeks.

In other news…

Google released its second data refresh to its Penguin search engine algorithm on October 5. Google’s Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts tweeted that the update will affect approximately 0.3 percent of English queries.

Source: Search Engine Watch

 

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