So I built http://threewords.me - literally an MVP that I posted on Facebook and my friends started using. Fast forward 3 days. The entire Twitter results page for "threewords.me" is of tweets that happened less than five minutes ago. The site grew 2x in pageviews over the past hour.
Two problems: 1) what do I do now? 2) how do I afford this?
Advertising? Hosting partner? ...daresay... investment?
Sorry to be brief. If you're curious, the stack is Rails + Ruby Enterprise Edition + Passenger + nginx, which isn't cheap like PHP to host. On the $40 Linode right now but maxing out CPU at 350%.
227K pageviews today. 50K uniques. 71% traffic referred. 8,285 users. 3,100 new users in the past 1 hour.
What happens now?
EDIT: Hello! This thread is not going unnoticed while I take my metaphorical fire extinguisher to the fires that are happening. Will reply soon.
EDIT: cranked the Linode up to 4096. $160 server, woo!
EDIT: David from Duostack (http://duostack.com) is helping with the load on his cloud Ruby platform. Many many thanks to him.