Interesting stats from @snarfed what it costs to run Brid.gy. It's not cheap (~$1300/year) but not crazy expensive either for 5000 accounts. Wondering if a lightweight, one person setup would be possible though. Using brid.gy for some reason feels like another SPOF outside of my control http://snarfed.org/2018-01-02_bridgy-stats-update-3
@mdbraber good find! it's actually been just ~$800/yr for the last couple years, and current run rate is down to ~$450/yr.
regardless, if you run it yourself for just your own accounts, it should fit entirely within app engine's free tier. you'd need a few config tweaks, specifically reverting https://github.com/snarfed/bridgy/commit/b35e553a90534a132a1fdf8f167b1714b2bbde2f . background in https://github.com/snarfed/bridgy/issues/578#issuecomment-376233546
@snarfed thanks for the pointers Ryan! I'd be definitelly interested to look into running my own instance (just as w/ webmention.io). Thanks for building this!
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