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Pinterest: An Illustrated Field Guide (Plus a Few Survival Tips)

Friends, creatives, crafty types, and internet obsessed — meet Pinterest, the prettiest time suck you’ll ever see.

No need to worry about small talk, Pinterest will cut to the chase. It already knows all your friends from all your networks and is wide open to anything you’d like to pin on its boards (just don’t get any ideas).

Simply put, Pinterest is the brainchild of a team from Palo Alto, California. It’s an endless place to store, pin, and refer back to things you find while down the rabbit hole of the Internet and your friends’ pin boards. Pinterest is an inspiration wall on crack, a bulletin board with no borders, and a supply of visual stimuli that’ll take you a lifetime (quite literally) to get through.

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Published: Phoenix New Times, January 2012