I Can't Stop Winning (Pinboard Blog)


43 bookmarks. First posted by davep 8 days ago.


Pinboard is ten years old! I launched the site in July 9, 2009 from a small kitchen in Botoșani, Romania. My very first support email angrily demanded a refund,…
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2 days ago by wenxin
«What does the future hold for Pinboard? Death! The bus that one day comes for us all! The skeletal, icy hand on an unprepared shoulder! Pain, a flash of light, then numbing darkness. So back up your bookmarks.»
pinboard  business  bookmarking 
2 days ago by brennen
My very first support email angrily demanded a refund, setting the tone for the next ten years.
2 days ago by tamberg
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Pinboard is ten years old! I launched the site in July 9, 2009 from a small kitchen in Botoșani, Romania. My very first support email angrily demanded a refund,…
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3 days ago by patrick
"[...] if you are already an anxious person, go ahead and start a business. you're not going to feel any worse. you've already got the main skill set of staying up and worrying, so you might as well make some money."
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5 days ago by chl
The creator of pinboard reflects on the past ten years of running the site.
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6 days ago by eanyanwu
legendary business stats table

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
bookmarks 3.5 27 53 76 97 122 148 173 224
tags (M) 11 76 135 178 212 251 291 291 405
active users (K) 2.8 16 23 23 24 25 24 29 21
archives (T) 0.2 3.0 5.9 8.8 14.2 20.9 24.8 31.8 57
URLs (M) 2.5 16 32 48 63 82 104 126 173
revenue (K) 117 178 181 175 193 160 234 259 253 222
funding (M)
acquisitions 1

405 million tags, 224... million? bookmarks, 21k active users (flat to falling), 57 terabytes of archives, 173 million URLs, 222k yearly revenue (also flat to falling from 2017)
pinboard  business 
6 days ago by jarek
Pinboard is ten years old! I launched the site in July 9, 2009 from a small kitchen in Botoșani, Romania. My very first support email angrily demanded a refund,…
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6 days ago by michaelfox
Running an online service solo puts one in the coffin corner between the Dunning Kruger effect and impostor syndrome.
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7 days ago by vielhuber
Maciej Cieglowski:
<p>Pinboard is ten years old! I launched the site in July 9, 2009 from a small kitchen in Botoșani, Romania. My very first support email angrily demanded a refund, setting the tone for the next ten years.

The Internet back then was different. HTTPS was a luxury good. You could buy products and services with Bitcoin. Things in the tech industry hadn't consolidated down to an oligopoly—Yahoo was still a going concern, as was AOL and LiveJournal. The 'big 3' in tech were HP, IBM, and Motorola, with Microsoft the only software company in the top 10. Pillows were fluffier. Food tasted better.

Now that a decade has passed, I thought I would have some Yoda-like business wisdom to impart, but I don't. It feels just like last year. The journey of 10,000 steps begins with 9,999 steps!

My grandpa sometimes said "you have to help your fate along," and I always liked this worldview very much, for the way it bolted a work ethic onto fatalism. Things happen, but you can always take credit for tenacity.

A one-person business is an exercise in long-term anxiety management, so I would say if you are already an anxious person, go ahead and start a business. You're not going to feel any worse. You've already got the main skill set of staying up and worrying, so you might as well make some money.</p>


Cieglowski is definitely a force for good - especially in the way he helped fundraise for liberal causes, and secure politicians' systems. If you could power servers with sardonic humour, he'd be set.
pinboard  history 
7 days ago by charlesarthur
Pinboard is ten years old! I launched the site in July 9, 2009 from a small kitchen in Botoșani, Romania. My very first support email angrily demanded a refund,…
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7 days ago by dylan
RT : I Can’t Stop Winning
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7 days ago by ma51ne64
Favorite tweet:

I wrote a blog post to celebrate the site's 10th anniversary, and to update the stats I share every year except when I forgot to do it last year. https://t.co/RVX0pRffqp

— Pinboard (@Pinboard) July 9, 2019
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8 days ago by pinatasenpai
A one-person business is an exercise in long-term anxiety management, so I would say if you are already an anxious person, go ahead and start a business. You're not going to feel any worse. You've already got the main skill set of staying up and worrying, so you might as well make some money.
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8 days ago by benjaminmcnelly
Pinboard is ten years old! I launched the site in July 9, 2009 from a small kitchen in Botoșani, Romania. My very first support email angrily demanded a refund,…
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8 days ago by flobosg
Favorite tweet:

I wrote a blog post to celebrate the site's 10th anniversary, and to update the stats I share every year except when I forgot to do it last year. https://t.co/RVX0pRffqp

— Pinboard (@Pinboard) July 9, 2019

July 09, 2019 at 11:49PM
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8 days ago by oneroom
Happy birthday Pinboard!
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8 days ago by davep