This new feature to Pinboard is one that I’m particularly happy about:

Privacy Lock will make it impossible to add public bookmarks to your account in any form while the setting is turned on. It will also make private bookmarks appear without a dark background, so the site is easier on the eyes.

I’m one of the 12,000 active Pinboard users who has the “add everything as private” setting enabled on my account. And so far, it looks like 292 (now 293) have enabled it. Is it silly to admit I’m mostly happy about this because it improves the design?

March 6, 2013