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First Pinterest pin: "A perfect idea for a Valentine's gift," January 2010
Pinterest founder Ben Silbermann has the site's first account and put up the first-ever pin in January 2010, and it's hard to get more Pinterest-y than a photo of a cute paper-cut from Etsy, with a notation that it'd make a great Valentine's Day gift. Silbermann felt his California friends didn't get the site when he sent a link to them; many of the earliest users came from his home town of Des Moines, where his mother, a doctor, was pitching it to her patients.
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