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Instagram vs Pinterest: Which One's Better

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Instagram and Pinterest are among the most popular social network apps today. But those who are not familiar with how these apps work might ask, “Which of these two is better?”.

First of all, both apps are actually free to use and both of them allow users to share photos and images to their network of friends. So read on to find out more about these two social network apps so you will know which one is better.

What is Pinterest?

In order for us to best differentiate Instagram from Pinterest, let us first find out what these apps are all about. So let’s start with Pinterest. This social network site works like a content sharing service wherein members can “pin” photos, videos and other objects on their “pinboard” or wall. It also comes with several social networking features which are commonly found on other social network sites, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more.

According to surveys, Pinterest is female dominated. In fact, more than 70 percent of the users in the United States are females. As for the age demographics, more than fifty percent of users are aged 18 to 34 years old.

What is Instagram?

Instagram is a kind of social network app that lets you share photos and images, as well as videos, to your network of friends. It is available to download for all smartphone users, whether you have Android or iOS operating system in your phone.

So who uses Instagram more… males or females? Actually, almost half of the users are females and the rest are males, so there is more balance when it comes to the gender of the users unlike Pinterest. As for the age demographics, almost 70 percent of users are aged 18 to 34 years old, which is way more than the number of Pinterest users.

Which is Better?

Given the data above, which do you think is better between the two apps? The answer to the question is all up to you. But the fact that more than half of the Pinterest users are female is already a hint that this social network is enjoyed more by the female population. If you happen to check Pinterest, most of the pinups are actually attributed to fashion. You can find a lot of fashion savvy females out there sharing their outfit of the day, shopping purchases, etc.

But this does not mean that Instagram users are not fashion savvy. There are also lots of Instagram users that share their outfit for the day and other things related to fashion, but not as much as Pinterest. With Instagram, you can post anything you want, from food images, travel photos, snapshots with friends, and the most recent social network craze, selfies.

Whether it is Pinterest or Instagram that you prefer to have, the best thing is that you have lots of friends who are users of the app as well. After all, these apps are intended for you to socialize and connect with friends, so there is no point in using the app if you have no friends in it, right? Try them both and see which one you enjoy more, or better yet, use them both!