So it looks like Twitter has banned all third-party clients this morning, but bird.makeup is unaffected.
So this mean that for example Tweetbot users could switch to @ivory + bird.makeup to get back the lost functionality. A loss to the Twitter network, but a gain for the fediverse.
If I could help indirectly the mastodon app ecosystem to grow like that, it would make me quite happy!
@vincent If they try hard enough I suppose they can block bird.makeup (which is why I want to encourage people to make fediverse accounts so I can subscribe natively) but glad to hear it is alive for now.
@vincent novice question from me (I think maybe my instance has blocked bird.makeup? Not sure how to find out). Accounts I’d already set up I see are suspended, and new ones not showing up. Can you tell if this is my instance?
@jesscourtney Yeah mastodon.social blocks all twitter replicators by policy, if you want to use any of those you will have to move servers
@vincent ah, thanks for the confirmation. Do you happen to know how to check who blocks what so that I can be sure before setting up a different account? Sorry, info is probably listed somewhere..?
@jesscourtney You have to check the server policy, but here are the most popular servers that fetch from bird.makeup if you have a vibe-match with one of those:
@vincent thanks 🙂
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@vincent @ivory great news! Not wishing to jinx, how come you've managed to come away unscathed? Bird.makeup is so useful and makes me miss twitter much less!