Why is that every social networking sites have feeds page similar. Most of them use card structure for their feeds page. I just want to know the reason behind such use case. I thought every Social networking sites had mobile in their mind before they started building for the web ( it will be easier for the users to switch between mobile and web ) Can anyone help?
All of the sites look similar because designs that catch on tend to get copied. There are a couple of main reasons:
- When something new and trendy appears and becomes popular, other companies try to "keep up" by doing something similar.
- Once something becomes an established paradigm, it also becomes easy for users to understand and use.
But there is no inherent reason why a card-based feed, or even the concept of a feed had to exist. This is one possible way of structuring information among many. If some early pioneering social networking site had invented something else, we might all be using that now.