@jaredmoody you will hit that issue. That’s what I’m saying. My entire instance was banned, so no one on mastodon.social, not even my account, could follow the mirrored accounts. Pretty much killed the entire point of the mirrored service.

@jaredmoody @ChrisWere @yogthos

the first thing I would do differently next time, is only mirror accounts that grant permission. Mirrored.social was banned from mastodon.social for not having permission first.

I’m planning to kill this, unless someone convinces me not to. The current feeds broke in early June, so it’ll take some work to get them publishing again. And I’m not sure it’s worth the ~$20/month it costs me to run it, especially since the instance is blocked by mastodon.social ...

If anyone has a reason I should keep/fix it, speak up now.

Thanks.

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I'm trying a :

Mirrored.Social is an instance that will some popular accounts from other social networks.

Here are some mirrors you can try out:

mirrored.social/@daringfirebal
mirrored.social/@nasa
mirrored.social/@spacex
mirrored.social/@MKBHD
mirrored.social/@thephysicsgir

Complete list so far is here: mirrored.social/about

This is all beta for now BTW. More mirrors will be added soon.

It’s taken me about 5 years to finally put this post together. It’s my 2020 WWDC Security Wish List. 7 security features I’d like to see in iOS.

cerebralgardens.com/blog/entry

@chartier ok cool. I wasn’t meaning to push you on it or anything, just forgot about it until I saw the post in my history and wanted to make sure I hadn’t missed it.

@jaredmoody Hey, sorry for the delay.

It’s currently using a python script (based on the one here: github.com/cquest/tootbot ). It’s fragile though since it relies on twitrss.me/ . A proper version should use the official Twitter API, but I’ve avoided that thus far because I don’t want to violate their agreements. 🤷‍♂️

I currently have it running on a Linode, and polling every 5 mins.

@chartier I just came across this toot again digging up an older one I’d posted. Did you launch this yet?

@cnf Hi. I haven’t been adding new mirrors because I’m not sure how long I can keep the service running reliably. A while back Twitter broke the service I’m using to pull the feeds and I thought it was dead for good. Seems to be working again, mostly. Still not sure it’s worth investing too much time/effort/money though since it could die at any time. Still debating…

@Artanicus Hi. Sorry. I’m not adding new accounts at the moment. The project doesn’t appear to be sustainable due to Twitter API, and potential copyright issues. I’ll keep her account on a shortlist if/when I do add more accounts though.

@PG_Kelly Hi. I haven’t been adding new mirrors because I’m not sure how long I can keep the service running reliably. A few weeks ago Twitter broke the service I’m using to pull the feeds and I thought it was dead for good. Seems to be working again, mostly. Still not sure it’s worth investing too much time/effort/money though since it could die at any time. Still debating…

A while ago I asked my patrons what features they'd like to see in future Mastodon releases. Now, I'd like to ask you, my followers. I'd like to hear what people outside of GitHub think.

All those years of playing basketball finally paid off. I couldn’t have done it without my hard working teammates or my little league coach.

@Gargron @cnf Interesting. I didn’t even realize it was blocked. Guess that explains why my @ links weren’t working.

Also, none of my mirrored accounts should overshadow real accounts since none of them have real accounts yet (that I’m aware of anyway). The idea was they could take over my mirror when they joined mastodon so they would automatically gain those followers.

I thought Twitter was going to break the tool I’m currently using to create the mirrors. But it seems to be working still. Maybe I should add some more requested accounts. Server May need to be bumped up a level though. It’s running out of memory with Mastodon 3.0.1

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Wow, a few of my mirrored.social accounts have amassed quite a few followers:

@elonmusk@mirrored.social -> 1.2K
@nasa@mirrored.social -> 644
@DuckDuckGo@mirrored.social -> 615
@Snowden@mirrored.social -> 311

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