So I'm officially starting work to port bird.makeup to other social networks, starting with Instagram. There is some code already written, and the domain is already bought: kilogram.makeup
It will be very bare bone at first, and there will be a list of supported accounts, but as I make it scale those limits will be removed. I also plan to add features that will specifically help #pixelfed, like federating stories.
On a more technical note: shoutout to https://github.com/instaloader/instaloader that will give me all the data I will need to make this work.
Also currently federation bird.makeup <> Pixelfed is imperfect. Posts and accounts can be found but followed posts don't show up in the timeline. I believe there might something with the activity ( https://bird.makeup/users/dog_rates/statuses/1650533062655242252/activity ) If a pixelfed expert could chime in here it will be very helpful to this project!
@vincent Vincent, when I use bird.makeup here on Mastodon, does Elmo get to count it as engagement? When I repost, is that a Twitter count too?
@makkhorn Nope! That only helps the fediverse
@vincent . I’m being told by other users that I should screenshot the makeup posts to minimize Twitter count.
@vincent can you focus on the existing code base first? currently you can’t even make a clean install of the docker container, it fails to load on a empty database… and eventually move to github as sourcehut sucks so bad.
@radu this feature is more important to me than being easy to install. Also you are welcome to host a mirror on GitHub if you want
@vincent What's the goal of this twitter to ActivityPub bridge?