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I didn't realize Pinboard is only 10 years old. It feels like it's been around forever.



Well, at its inception it was a retro reboot of 2003-era delicious, so at no point did it feel new and fresh to anyone.


What with the Botoșani reference, what were you doing in Romania?


My girlfriend was in the Peace Corps and I was freeloading.


Ah, thought for a moment you have relatives there or something. Was born nearby (Iași) and have good friends/college mates from Botoșani.

Ever thought about leveraging your skills/instincts/fame for much bigger impact other than through politics ;) ;) ? I'm in Seattle tired of big corp, cooking up with other ex-pat Romanians a service to disrupt the traditional ad model while preserving privacy and data ownership. Email is in my profile if at all interested.


LOL, that gave me a laugh. Thank you for the entertainment.

Care to share what you found so funny?

Well, first I almost got a bingo for 'leverage', 'impact' and 'disrupt'. And then I realised you asked idlewords to join you in ad business. That's just funny.

Didn't intend it to be funny but good for you.

Hating ads is misguided. Ads aren't going anywhere and network effects keep users and advertisers coming to Facebook and Google. The solution we see is going after the ad money with a different business model and use cases that give users control over their personal data while serving advertisers needs. That is disruption and idlewords could leverage sorry use his success and relative fame to more impact sorry effect on changing the status quo.




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