Stick a pin in it

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. www.economist.com. Since this article ran in 2011, Pinboard.in acquired Delicious.

Del.icio.us founder Joshua Schachter tells the story of his pioneering social sharing platform

Did I Make a Mistake Selling Del.icio.us to Yahoo? (New York Magazine)

Much as I loved del.icio.us – and I continue to use del.icio.us clone Pinboard.in – del.icio.us was never going to be Facebook- Google- or even Twitter-big. People like images and design; a bare-bones text-only site was always going to be a niche.

(Oh, yeah, is that so, respond Reddit and Craigslist, sarcastically.)