When it comes to sharing recipes with Katy, Katie and Cait for things you could just buy frozen at Trader Joe’s, Pinterest has bypassed email as a popular method of distributing items of interest.
The caloric dip look book ranks in third behind Facebook and Twitter as the preferred method for sharing stuff (i.e. articles, links and pictures) according to recent findings from ShareThis.
The survey focused on people’s distribution habits in the fourth quarter of 2013 and found that people’s impulse to sharing things via Pinterest zoomed up 58 percent.
Fretful newshounds and anxious bloggers can stop sitting shiva. Digg, or rather Betaworks’ reboot of old Digg, wants to resurrect yet another ailing online mainstay. On its blog this afternoon, the startup announced it would be building a reader to replace the “much-loved, if under-appreciated” Google Reader.
In the post, Andrew McLaughlin, the former vice president of Tumblr who joined Betaworks as an entrepreneur-in-residence last summer, said Reader’s “early social features were forward-thinking and hugely useful.” However, as with the revamped Digg, the new iteration won’t look exactly like its predecessor: