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Bridgy Publish for Facebook shuts down in August

Bridgy Publish launched four years ago with the ability to create posts, RSVPs, comments, and likes on Facebook and other silos. It’s created over 30k silo posts since then (details), 7k on Facebook specifically.

After the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, Facebook started limiting its API in a number of ways. Notably, it disabled RSVPing yesterday, and will disable posting on August 1, which will effectively kill Bridgy Publish. More background in the docs.

I’ll send Facebook notifications to warn users that they only have a few months left. RIP Bridgy Publish for Facebook, we’ll miss you. So long, and thanks for all the fish!

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Gina and Brooke were out of town this week, so I’ve been home alone with the new Zelda, one of the best games I’ve played in years.

I’m an introvert, so I was sorely tempted to hunker down, hack on work and other projects, and otherwise just play a ton of Zelda.

Instead, I got together with a bunch of friends I don’t see often enough. I went for a few long runs. I cooked a bit, edited pictures, read a good book, did some writing. And yes, I played Zelda a lot too.

Sometimes, every now and then, willpower actually works. Sometimes.

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Bridgy stats update

A new year means new Bridgy stats. Perfect timing, too, since we’re just about to hit 1 million webmentions!

Let’s go to the numbers. Since launch in December 2013: 4300 users, 940k webmentions sent successfully to >1500 unique domains, 9.5M responses handled (likes, comments etc), 26K POSSEs published, total cost ~$.02/user/month (up from ~$.01 18 months ago).

Data, methodology, previously, previously, previously.


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