Recently there has been a singular trend: bloggers leave cozy blogging platforms and stand alone to transfer their account activity on social networks. Of course social networks encourage this: even blogger's catalogs appear. But is it so easy as it seems at first sight?
In the traditional types of social networks, for example, in Facebook, there is a special entity, "notes", which allow users fill large amounts of text and even format it. Notes act as supplement to the ordinary posts in the profile, containing relatively short thoughts.
However on the fact the notes are used only by few people. Most users prefer the standard status update. In Facebook this is due to the introduction of Timeline. There are signs that Facebook will try to secure success in the blogging arena: recently a blog-startup Story lane was purchased. The largest social networking service may try to beat Tumblr, which taking his young audience. away. To do this you need to update the function of notes. Presently Tumblr gives bloggers much more freedom to express their thoughts.
Now posts in Facebook represent a sorry sight: there are only six formatting options, including changing the style of the text, create lists and quotes. You can attach only pictures, but not video or animation, because these types of content are the core values of Tumblr. Now this section is used only by various Facebook departments for large descriptions of fresh features and by fired employees for publication heartfelt farewell posts. After publication a note appears in the newsline, but it looks very dimly. In contrast to this in the Tumblr each note has its own personality, just like every blog.
Most importantly, that now the section of notes is extremely difficult to find. Facebook should set this button to the fore and specify a list of notes directly in the user's profile. Today notes adhere to that policy of transparent ordering, which has helped MySpace in the fight against the eternal chaos. But if you give users a little more freedom, they themselves will go to you.