We're not saying Pinterest won't help your business--it very well might, especially if you're in retail, design or travel. But make sure you're being smart about it.Have you heard about Pinterest, the latest social media darling? It's already surpassed 11 million user accounts and leading to no fewer than a dozen news headlines a day right now:"How Pinterest Helped Clean a House -- and Save a Marriage""Can Pinterest Save You Money?""Mitt Romney's wife gets patriotic on Pinterest"The hoopla is getting ridiculous ... and not just a little annoying.All About PinterestTo educate those still unfamiliar with Pinterest, one only has to recall high school days of yore, when high school locker doors were decorated with full-color clippings of favorite things: teen idols, sports figures, fashion looks, candy bar wrappers and tropical environs
A founder of Women 2.0 explains how the start-up scene is evolving for women and offers networking advice for aspiring female founders.Silicon Valley may earn praise for its creativity and dynamism, but rarely is America’s foremost start-up hub held up as a model of diversity. The world’s engineers may flock to the area’s start-ups, but when Shaherose Charania moved to the Valley to explore becoming an entrepreneur several years ago, she often found herself the only woman on product teams and at networking events. These days, she and a few friends are doing something about this gender imbalance with Women 2.0, an organizaton that supports female founders and runs a host of women-friendly networking events around the world.
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