A Pinterest Way To Success

Background: Pinterest has grown from zero page views a day to billions per month within three years.  According to measurement site ComScore; Pinterest reached 25 million unique visitors in July 2013. Today, Pinterest is valued at $2.5 billion following a $200 million financing round earlier this year. So what make this social bookmarking site stands…

Facebook inside out

How does one take an objective look at something they know and use everyday? In the last couple of years Facebook became so widespread that it seems almost everyone has a concept what the platform is all about. Through usage, we all develop our own understanding of what we are dealing with. Moving past those…

Foursquare in the Post-check-in Era

Foursquare, created in 2009 by Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai, is a location-based social networking service for mobile device users. As of April 2012, the company reported it had 20 million registered users [1]. The website and the mobile application allow registered users to check in the places they visit and share to their Twitter…

Wikipedia, a collaborative online encyclopedia

Today, I would like to use the concept of design patterns to study the website, Wikipedia. What is Wikipedia? On Wikipedia, there is a general introduction about itself, “Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project supported by the Wikimedia Foundation and based on an openly editable model…Wikipedia is written collaboratively by largely anonymous Internet…