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Bridgy stats update

It’s that time of year again! No, not awards season…Bridgy stats time! Looking at the graphs, the elephant in the room is clearly the Facebook shutdown. It was Bridgy’s second largest silo, numbering 1477 users when we were forced to disable it on August 1. Bittersweet. On the plus side, I rearchitected in March and […]
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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 […]
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Bridgy stats update

Another IndieWebCamp means another Bridgy stats update! Top line numbers: 3K users, 500K webmentions sent successfully to 1K unique domains, 4M responses handled (likes, comments etc), 13K POSSEs published, total cost ~$.01/user/month. Data, methodology, previously, previously. Also on IndieNews.
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Bridgy stats update

It’s been over a year since I last compiled usage statistics for Bridgy, our little IndieWeb side project, and IndieWebCamp SF last week was good motivation to update them. Here they are! The patterns are broadly the same as last year, so I won’t belabor the obvious. A few high level thoughts: I think user […]
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Happy 1000th, Bridgy

Bridgy, my little IndieWeb side project, hit a milestone a couple days ago: 1000 users! Congratulations Brett Glisson, you win the prize! 1000 isn’t a big number. We’re a long way from viral marketing, growth hacking, and customer acquisition tracking, and that’s fine with me. I built Bridgy to scratch my own itch, in fine […]
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Indie stats

Launched as Indie Map! Bear and Ben also took a stab at this. See the wiki page and GitHub project. When I have to decide whether to implement a feature in Bridgy, or how to prioritize tasks, I often make assumptions like most indie web sites have an h-card, or PSCs and PSLs never got […]
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1 Million Webmentions

We’re celebrating 1 million webmentions successfully sent in the wild! We’re still narrowing down the exact number and when we crossed the threshold, but we estimate sometime in December 2017 or January 2018. Join us for the party, Wed 1/24 at your local Homebrew Website Club! Counting isn’t easy, since webmentions are distributed and peer […]
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Micropub for hosted blogs

Update: Kyle Mahan has built this! Kevin Marks had a great idea the other day: a micropub bridge service for hosted blog sites like Blogger, WordPress.com, and Tumblr, similar to Bridgy’s webmention service. If you have a hosted blog, you’d sign into this service, approve it to create/edit/delete your posts, add its micropub endpoint to […]
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