Just over a year ago, my wife and I welcomed our son into the world. Since his first day, I’ve been pinning fun things we can do together, right now while he’s still little and later when he gets older. I know many of you do the same. Pinterest is where you keep your wishlists, vacation plans, dream home ideas, and other things you want to do soon and in the future.
That’s why for us, it’s so important that Pinterest is a service that will be here to stay. To help make sure it does, we’re going to start experimenting with promoting certain pins from a select group of businesses.
I know some of you may be thinking, “Oh great…here come the banner ads.” But we’re determined to not let that happen.
Raise your hands if you think Pinterest can do this right.
19:21 // 2 months ago
An outage of Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud in North Virginia has taken down Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram, and other services. According to numerous Twitter updates and our own checks, all three services are unavailable as of Friday evening at 9:10 p.m. PT.
Amazon’s service health dashboard indicates that there are power issues in its North Virginia data center, most likely caused by severe storms in the region.
OH GOD THE POWER IS OUT AND NETFLIX IS DOWN. WHAT DO I DO? — Ernie @ SFB
Update (7:45 a.m.): Netflix and Pinterest? Back up. (Hearing word Instagram is still down, though.) Bigger problem? The power’s still out. More than 2 million lost power in the Mid-Atlantic region last night. Mind you, it was insanely hot yesterday, so this is bad.
0:25 // 1 year ago
Pinterest already has become an attractive destination in particular for Facebook-ers who are looking for the thrill of a small startup versus working for the big company. Pinterest has about 40 employees. Five of the top positions are filled by former Facebook employees.
Key sign you’re not cool anymore? All the hipsters at your company move on, like moths to a light source. (thanks Greg Bufithis)
21:11 // 1 year ago