My first two dates with Pinterest
It's impossible to ignore Pinterest now. It's soared in recent months and it doesn't seem like it's going to die anytime soon. The latest "It-girl" in social media has been around since 2009 and showed the tip of its hockey-stick growth in September 2011. I must have heard about it in October and finally scored an account back in November or December (was waiting for an invite - thank you jonasll).
The first date was lukewarm. She was interesting and very pretty and I could definitely understand the appeal, but it just wasn't for me. I left the date with no hard feelings, thinking there would likely never be a second. Perhaps we'd stay in-touch, be Facebook friends or something, much like my previous hookups with Gowalla and Path.
Fast-forward a couple months later, and everybody was going bananas. She was the hottest thing since a jalapeño enema, she was the talk of the town and her logo was splashed on the cover of every tech and non-tech news site. Even Martha Stewart had social-media optimized her website with "Pin it" buttons. But I still wasn't interested.
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