As a #Fediverse user, I can follow a lot of cool people, but I can't access content that is exclusively published over Twitter.
Until recently I still opened #Twitter to check for updates by profiles such as MIT Technology Review, The Gradient, The Economist, Quanta Magazine or Phys, since none of those accounts cross-posts to the Fediverse.
That's no longer the case. I decided that instead of complaining about the mountain not moving to me, I should probably take the initiative and drag it myself.
So I have created a #bot based on #Platypush (and a sprinkle of #Python) that subscribes to a curated list that contains my #RSS feeds and with my favourite Twitter accounts (using nitter to bridge Twitter timelines to RSS), and forwards updates to my #Mastodon instance: https://social.platypush.tech/web/@crossbot.
If you're into science and tech content, feel free to follow it!
And I've written a blog article that explains how to build a bot like this, together with some random thoughts on the Fediverse.
@blacklight This is a great article, thank you. I have created a bot with similar functionalities using feed2toot (following https://www.tumfatig.net/2022/read-rss-feeds-on-mastodon/) but I can't wait to test your solution.
@biscuitsofdeath it's open-source and purposely lightweight, so it can run on anything starting from a Raspberry Pi Zero. I may also consider hosting an example instance in the future though.
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