Impressive THANKSGIVING from Pinterest Team

Read ThanksGiving email sent by PINTEREST team and it is really impressive and motivating…

Two years ago, I was sitting with my family on Thanksgiving Day trying to come up with a name for a new website I’d been working on with my friends Paul and Evan. My girlfriend Divya (now my wife!) suggested “Pinterest” after watching a commercial starring The Most Interesting Man in the World. Four months later, we sent an email to our friends and family to try out Pinterest.

It has been rewarding and exciting to watch Pinterest grow from a site used by just a few dozen friends, to a community with millions of creative and passionate people. It’s humbling to see people using Pinterest to redecorate their homes, plan family dinners, or just find a little daily inspiration.

As our team here in Palo Alto heads home for Thanksgiving, we wanted to say a big thank you for joining Pinterest during these early days. We know there have been bugs and hiccups. There are times when the site is slow, or an occasional pin goes missing. These are problems that we experience first-hand, and we’re working hard to get them fixed.

Despite growing pains, we’ve been amazed by the ever- upbeat and positive Pinterest community. We know there’s a lot of work ahead of us, but we’ve never been more excited or optimistic. We hope you’ll continue sending us your suggestions and inviting your friends.

From everyone here in sunny Palo Alto, thanks!


– Ben & the Pinterest Team


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