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One Year of Pinboard

A year ago today this site left the comfortable womb of beta testing and started charging for new accounts.

Here are some of our vital signs, one year in:

  • 3.5 million bookmarks
  • 11.2 million tags
  • 2.5 million urls
  • 187 GB of archived content
  • 99.91% uptime (6 hours offline)

And here are some of the features we've added to the site in our first twelve months:

Over the past year, we've had about six hours of cumulative downtime, when the website was unreachable. Both these episodes were due to hardware failure. This year, we'll work to make the site a little more resilient against hardware trouble.

We also have a long list of bugs to squash and new features to roll out in an effort to make sure Pinboard remains the best value for your bookmarking dollar. I've updated the site roadmap to reflect our development priorities.

If you don't see a feature you want, or if you have specific questions about our plans for the site, please don't hesitate to ask on the Google group.

A site like this is a real pleasure to work on. I would like to offer a slice of virtual birthday cake to all our users, and thank everyone who submitted bugs, gave us feature suggestions, and took a chance on us in our first year. (Please, limit one slice per customer.)

I also owe a big birthday thank you to honorary co-founder Peter, who has helped me keep the site running while keeping a sharp eye out for customer requests. When you want the quality of customer care that only two Eastern European introverts can provide, choose

—maciej on July 09, 2010

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