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Pinterest, the most talked about start-up of the spring, didn’t catch on at the White House quick enough because someone has signed up for the photo sharing site with the username Obama… and the user picture is that of a primate.

The account name is also prime internet real estate as pinboard-style social photo sharing website becomes more and more popular by the day.

[Update 3/29/2012 5:17pm EST] Reader Celeste W. offers some useful information:

Pinterest has revamped it TOS and Etiquette guidelines and this is a clear violation of those. “You represent and warrant that you are an authorized representative of the entity with the authority to bind the entity to these Terms, and that you agree to these Terms on the entity’s behalf. ” People need to report the account to Pinterest to have it removed. They are actually pretty responsive. Anyone can email them at support@pinterest.com and should report this or any other jackass.

(h/t BuzzFeed)

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