In case you haven’t caught on by now, Pinterest, the latest social photo-sharing craze has taken Silicon Valley by storm. The two-year-old site has experienced a surge in traffic, generating over 11 million unique visitors just last month. Think that’s impressive? A recent study by Shareholic also shows Pinterest is generating more referral traffic than Twitter. While the service has yet to bank in on its viral success, as it continues to alternate the landscape of social media, there are a number of new companies already piggybacking and looking for a slice of Pinterest’s pie. And chances are you’re only a click away from conforming to one of them. Bind your eyes to the screen and check out the 5 Startups Inspired by Pinterest.

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