Hello Friends & Followers of Pinyadda!
Pinyadda has since
seen strong user adoption. Many people outside of our networks are
engaging around shared interests, having meaningful conversations and
using the platform in ways we had not imagined. This content-centric
self-expression is far more powerful than any of the technology we have
spent a year developing. For this we owe thanks to our users, and for
their continued engagement and feedback. Our vision for creating a more
personalized and engaging content experience is being brought to life.
As for the Pinyadda
team, what started as Kevin and me making our very first web crawler
(Pinbots!) in early 2009 has now grown into a full-time team of five in
the US and nine in Vietnam (a special thanks to Kurt Cobain, Jimmy Davis
and the rest of the devs in Hanoi!). We are all working 24/7 on
executing our mission of connecting people with the best information
available for their unique interests and needs. Your continued
participation, feedback and enthusiasm are critical to this effort, and
we really look forward to it.
I hope the start of
this new decade has treated you well. Here at Pinyadda we have been
heads down executing on our mission, so let me briefly catch you up on
what we have been up to.
As many of you know
we attended the DEMO conference last fall in San Diego. Winning the
prestigious DEMOgod award, we joined the ranks of great companies like
ETrade, Tivo, Java, Salesforce.com and Palm. We devoted the remainder of
2009 to relentless product development and iteration (with plenty
of caffeine and countless sleepless nights). We revealed the new product in
our open beta launch event a few weeks ago, and can easily say the
exhilaration outweighs any left over exhaustion.
At Pinyadda we
believe that information is the most valuable and most vast resource in
the world. We are proud to be developing a better way for people to
discover and manage the information that is most valuable to them as an
individual. As always, the Team and I look forward to following your Pinned articles
and Yadda-ing away with you!
~ Chase Garbarino, Co-Founder & CEO