Online communities over the past two years have fixated on what’s happening right now, what your friends are doing right now, activity streams, trending topics, and staying on top of a wave of frequent and evanescent snippets of text. I think this leaves room for a site where you can hamster away information to come back to at your leisure, in the company of interesting people, without worrying that it will disappear.

Pinboard Blog

I think the guy does a good job here of, in two paragraphs, telling a very simple story that explains both his app, and his own personal motivation, which are both aligned.

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