2018-10-25 Using a Mastodon Bot

Perhaps if I had a dedicated bot acting on behalf of the blog, like a newsbot. It toots what I post on the blog, and it posts any replies it gets as comments to the blog. Hm. 🤔

I’ll have to think about that. 🧠

I had half of a Blog/Mastodon bridge going for a while until I decided that people on Mastodon weren’t expecting their toots to show up as comments on the blog (including caching and all that), specially as I myself am trying to expire all my old toots. But a dedicated bot would (perhaps?) solve that problem.



That should be relatively easy. I have a few Twitter bots that crawl RSS feeds and post them to Twitter, it’d just be a matter of changing the output API to Mastodon.

Neither costs me anything at the moment.

Wes Baker 2018-10-25 17:08 UTC

Very cool, thanks for the links!

– Alex Schroeder 2018-10-25 20:13 UTC

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