Learning about the costs of running a Mastodon instance for even <1000 users highlights how Twitter also wasn't free, even though users thought it was. There were enormous costs, and we paid for them.

Did we ever pay for them.

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To be clear: the final sentence there is not a question. It is a statement, as in, "OMG, man, we paid for them. Did we ever."

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