Introvert Boomer Male

Side Hustle

Original Source: https://blog.pinboard.in/2017/07/eight_years_of_victory/

Pinboard is eight!

Here’s what’s happened so far:

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
bookmarks 3.5 27 53 76 97 122 148 173
tags (M) 11 76 135 178 212 251 291 291
active users (K) 2.8 16 23 23 24 25 24 29
archives (T) 0.2 3.0 5.9 8.8 14.2 20.9 24.8 31.8
URLs (M) 2.5 16 32 48 63 82 104 126
revenue (K) 117 178 181 175 193 160 234 259
funding (M) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
acquisitions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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.

But it’s also been a rough year for Pinboard users! In November I began traveling extensively in support of Tech Solidarity, an attempt to mobilize tech workers after the disastrous US election.

All the travel meant I sometimes ignored support emails for weeks at a time. In the last couple of months, I’ve taken a bit of a reverse sabbatical to try to stabilize the site, make it easier for me to monitor and run, and catch up with a backlog of very, very, very irate messages.

I also baked this delicious pie:

As every year, I’d like to thank all Pinboard users, old and new, for their support and their custom. I know there are lots of rival bookmarking services out there.

I will consume them, one by one, like I consumed the pie.

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