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Eight Years of Victory (Pinboard Blog)
The big story this year was last month's surprise acquisition of Pinboard's long-time nemesis Delicious. This illustrates the importance of always having a backup nemesis, an area where Pinboard leads the industry.
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yesterday by foliovision
Pinboard / Delicious - Anatomy of a Crushing
"In December of 2010, Yahoo announced it was ‘sunsetting’ Delicious, an adventure I wrote about at length. The site was sold to the YouTube founders in 2011. They subsequently sold it to Science, Inc. in 2014. Science sold it to Delicious Media in 2016, and last month Delicious Media sold it to me." -Maciej Ceglowski, Nine Fives Software

"On December 16th (2010) Yahoo held an all-hands meeting to rally the troops after a big round of layoffs. Around 11 AM someone at this meeting showed a slide with a couple of Yahoo properties grouped into three categories, one of which was ominously called "sunset". The most prominent logo in the group belonged to Delicious, our main competitor. Milliseconds later, the slide was on the web, and there was an ominous thundering sound as every Delicious user in North America raced for the exit.(The list also included the mysteriously indestructible Yahoo Bookmarks, though that didn't seem to affect anyone. How Yahoo Bookmarks has persisted into 2011 remains one of the great unsolved mysteries of computer science.) ..."

What we did right:
Used dedicated hardware.
Charged money for a good or service - no making the users the product.

What we did wrong:
Too many tasks required typing into a live database.
We had no public status page.
Assumed slaves would be within a few minutes of the master.
Internet  Del.icio.us  anti-social  bookmark  delicious  pinboard  yahoo  YouTube  ScienceInc 
6 weeks ago by Tonti
JSONT
Adopting that concept I have been experimenting with a set of transformation rules (written in JSON). As a result in analogy to XML/XSLT the combination JSON/JSONT can be used to transform JSON data into any other format by applying a specific set of r
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10 weeks ago by mshook
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10 weeks ago by mshook
The founder of Pinboard on why understanding fandom is good for business
"Subscription-based bookmarking site Pinboard is a one-man operation, founded and maintained by former Yahoo engineer and slightly eccentric Silicon Valley figure Maciej Cegłowski. Last week, it managed to acquire its longtime rival, Delicious, for a paltry $35,000, in what appeared on its surface to be a standard story of dog-eat-dog.

But behind every boring story is a smaller, more interesting story. Delicious may be largely lost to the internet, but it leaves behind a valuable lesson on understanding users — specifically those that belong to a massive online subculture."
business  internet  pinboard  del.icio.us  delicious 
june 2017 by grahams
The founder of Pinboard on why understanding fandom is good for business
The biggest reason for me is that I’ve been friends with Joshua [Schachter], the co-founder, and a bunch of the early Delicious people since forever. My roommate when I lived in New York was Peter Gadjokov, who was the other co-founder. This was their beloved project and I didn’t want to see it disappear or be bought by someone who wanted to use it strictly for SEO or marketing stuff. I thought it was really important given the amount of history and the special affection that some people have for this site, that it not end up in a startup graveyard.

I’m an archivist. That’s what Pinboard is for, so the idea that these sites just go offline and take millions and millions of pages of bookmarks with them is one of the things I hate the most. I’m glad to get the chance to preserve something that changed my life in a number of ways.
interviews  pinboard  del.icio.us  business 
june 2017 by mikael

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