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  • Mastodon

    Your self-hosted, globally interconnected microblogging community

  • BirdsiteLive

    An ethical bridge from Twitter

    I did the same and am pretty happy with the end result, but be warned: the official guide requires you to install a full Ruby dev kit to run an instance, with Docker being available but poorly documented (as configuration requires running separate commands rather than just writing a file).

    It's not hard, but if you're like me and you don't like polluting your server system with all kinds of dev tools in the global space, you may need somewhat of an understanding of Docker to get everything running smoothly.

    One thing to note is that if you're going to be the only one using your server, you may want to enable single user mode. It's a mode for the Mastodon frontend that's optimized for deployments with a single user account.

    For those considering the switch, I also recommend checking out and setting up an instance. With your Twitter account you can register for an API key and then mirror all the Twitter users that aren't on the Fediverse yet! It's unidirectional but as most Twitter users seem rather passive anyway, this can make the transition rather easy.

    To prevent others from using your keys and quota, you can safely limit ingress to BirdSiteLive to only your Mastodon server. You end up with proxied tweets only visible to users of your server.

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

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