Remember Delicious, the social bookmarking service? Remember the massive exodus to new services that popped up, like Pinboard?
Yeah, well Pinboard (run by one guy) just announced they bought Delicious!
@dajbelshaw As someone who bought a #pinboard account as part of the mass exodus when #delicious first sold and I didn't like the new management, I find this quite amusing. How many years later, I'm still a happy Pinboard customer and now that the crazy pants notion that all startups with funny domains are automatically worth billions has somewhat blown over, the guy with an actual business model buys the withered skeleton of his one hot competition.
@dajbelshaw Wow! This is so deliciously ironic.
And the Pinboard guy also gives wonderful talks about the internet, AI, etc. Well worth reading here: https://longform.org/archive/writers/maciej-ceglowski
@fireh9lly @dajbelshaw he says the fanfic community are awesome users ( https://blog.pinboard.in/2011/10/the_fans_are_all_right/), and he frequently mentioned how good they are. They gave him detailed, important feedback on features
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.
Do not attempt to compete with Pinboard.
—maciej on June 01, 2017