A casual mention in a presentation by Yahoo’s “Senior Vice President for Bad Decisions” helped Maciej Cegłowski build Pinboard.in into a sustainable business. https://www.economist.com/babbage/2011/04/04/stick-a-pin-in-it. Since this article ran in 2011, Pinboard.in acquired Delicious.
Maciej Cegłowski takes readers on a culinary tour of Antarctica.
Cegłowski’s latest essay, “Gluten Free Antarctica,” is part of an occasional series on his adventure cruise to the southernmost continent. It’s brilliant: dryly humorous and insightful, like all of his writing.
Cegłowski is a multiple threat: Talented speaker, writer, software developer and entrepreneur. He developed the social bookmarking service Pinboard.in (motto: “Social Bookmarking for Introverts”). It’s a lean, high-performance clone of the del.icio.us bookmarking site from the 2000s, which was acquired by Yahoo and got bloated and slow. Eventually, Pinboard acquired the Delicious (as it was then called).