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Pinterest getting lots of interest

Pinterest is the latest fad to sweep social media. It lets you build bulletin boards to show your friends the things that interest you -- or to keep track yourself.

Say you're planning a wedding. On Pinterest you can organize pictures of gowns you like, table settings, floral arrangements, bridesmaids dresses....and get your friends' opinions.

It's rapidly become one of the more popular social media.  Writer Whitney Friedlander looks at the phenomenon in Sunday's Image section.

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-- Susan Denley

Illustration: Pinterest and sites like it are part of a trend in social media to an image-oriented landscape. Credit: Jose J. Santos / Los Angles Times 

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