Apparently Instagram is adding a data export feature for GDPR-compliance... So if you're building an Instagram-esque ActivityPub platform, there might be some value in adding an import function
@Gargron Provided that the exports aren't just HTML pages with no parseable elements.
@deadsuperhero @Gargron I once wrote a parser for Facebook's export format, because some guy on a channel (he isn't there anymore, sadly) wanted to import it into WordPress; the scraping wasn't that hard, actually
@deadsuperhero @Gargron As far as I understand GDPR: they must provide both a human readable and a machine readable version, because importing is an explicit goal.
@Gargron ping @dansup
@Gargron #GDPR strikes again! I can honestly say I've never been more happy about a piece of EU legislation! ^_^
@Gargamel BTW, maybe someone should have a look at what steps a Mastodon instance would have to take to be GDPR-compliant?Maybe very soon?
@dansup is working on this project :D
@toromino @Gargron @dansup where can we stay informed about this project?
Well, I'm following him on @dansup to stay informed. :)