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Happy 2nd Birthday, PandaWhale!

Happy 2nd Birthday PandaWhale


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On January 11, 2011, we incorporated PandaWhale.

PandaWhale Incorporation Day: 1/11/11.

It's been a long and interesting two years!

Most of our early assumptions were wrong: that OAuth is worth using instead of our own auth system, that people would want to save their Facebook and Twitter conversations, that Twitter is a useful platform for distribution, and that the Internet needs a conversation platform.

Reality is: websites should build our own auth systems, nothing on Facebook or Twitter is worth saving using anything more than screen capture technology, the amount of traffic Twitter drives rounds to zero, and there are plenty of places for people to argue with each other online.

So we've evolved.

After over a year of trying things, we released the website on March 7, 2012.

In the 10 months since then, we've been used by over a million people, and now have over 400k monthly active users. It's a rush!

We're going to keep improving what we have.

But I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to PandaWhale's users.

And Happy Birthday to PandaWhale! Who's ready to party? :)

Cat Party! - PandaWhale


Thanks Jared! We're breaking out the confetti!

Rob Huebel Sparkles - PandaWhale


Party Hard pug gif


Thank you, Steve! Go 49ers!!

Colin Kaepernick kisses biceps after touchdown run. - PandaWhale

Congrats (very very impressive!). Thanks for sharing the insights. Same experience with OAuth for us (and I won't have to anymore feel so guilty about investing our limited resources in building the system ourselves as well)

Thank you Vivek! Lets celebrate our discovery with confetti...

Rob Huebel Sparkles - PandaWhale

Mazel tov, you wonderfully creative beings!  I love this place!!

Thank you Geege! This place loves you too!!

Party Hard gifs - PandaWhale

Congratulations guys! I like the openness with which you've been building PandaWhale, and seeing you all as frequent users of it yourselves.

Thanks Mark! What makes me happy is that the best is yet to come...

Troy and Abed dancing gif



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