Mtt
Mtt

How are people using both micro.blog and Mastodon? Cross posting? Using individually? Some other creative way?

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maique
maique

@Mtt Crossposting, interaction happens in both places, but a lot on Mastodon, now that some of the Twitter people are trying it, or moved over there already.

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Mtt
Mtt

@maique Are you cross posting with a full personal Mastodon account? Or just using the micro.blog created thing? Not sure of the proper terminology.

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maique
maique

@Mtt For the blog, with every single post, I’m using a personal account there. Plain crossposting. I have a couple others over there: one for the stickers on my second Micro.blog blog; one where I just share a few links; and a bot account with photography quotes.

I have the thing turned on, but not using it.

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gregmoore
gregmoore

@Mtt Because you asked: Using both separately with Mastodon usage on the decline and M.b on the rise.

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Mtt
Mtt

@gregmoore I’m currently using them separately but looking into how they can work together.

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Mtt
Mtt

@maique Makes sense. I feel like there’s a more cohesive way to use everything (Micro, Mast, Twitter), but I haven’t worked it all out yet.

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pimoore
pimoore

@Mtt I have cross-posting disabled now, and use both individually while manually syndicating what posts I want on both.

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Mtt
Mtt

@pimoore I think I might disable the built in cross posting, but I may use some sort of automation to cross post to my personal one. Not positive though.

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briandigital
briandigital

@Mtt I have been using the built-in MB <-> Mastodon functionality exclusively for now, and advertising my MB account Mastodon name to people I know. So far so good.

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Mtt
Mtt

@briandigital Do we have any control over that Mastodon account? Such as setting profile info or seeing follower accounts?

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pratik
pratik

@Mtt Not cross-posting from Micro.blog. But I have activated ActivityPub so people using Mastodon can follow me there. Basically Micro.blog is my fediverse instance.

I have a different Mastodon account which effectively will replace my Twitter for work account. I use it much less than I use Micro.blog.

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Mtt
Mtt

@pratik Makes sense. I think I’m going to turn off the activitypub and cross post to my personal account for now. Just seems to give me a little more flexibility.

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crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@pratik Your post for some reason helped explain to me the link in between Mastodon and Micro.blog that just made it completely clear to me. That is despite the very good and helpful posts from others. Come to think of it, it was probably because of and on the back of those very good posts. Your post was the one that cleared away the final bit of dust. Thank you.

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briandigital
briandigital

@Mtt depends on what you mean by “control”. Your MB profile can be read by Mastodon users. Right now, MB does not show following counts, although I would like to know how many accounts follow my own.

But the way to think about it is MB is (can be) your Mastodon account with a slightly different feature set.

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Mtt
Mtt

@briandigital Ok, that makes sense. But can I follow Mastodon-only users through it? That would be the holdup for me.

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briandigital
briandigital

@Mtt I do currently, yes. Just enter their user name in the Discover search to find, then tap “follow” within their profile.

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Mtt
Mtt

@briandigital I’m getting closer I think. One more question if you don’t mind. When I use my personal account to search for Microblog ActivityPub one, it shows it. But it has no content. What am I missing? Nothing

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pimoore
pimoore

@Mtt @briandigital If nobody minds me stepping in, you have to have at least one follower before the ActivityPub account will populate. Just follow it from your actual Mastodon account and you’ll see your posts.

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Mtt
Mtt

@pimoore Ah, got it. And it’s working. Thanks!

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briandigital
briandigital

@pimoore neat, I didn’t know. Thx.

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pratik
pratik

@crossingthethreshold You’re welcome ☺️ I like to make things clear in my head by writing it out and speaking it out loud sometimes to the point of being absolutely mistaken.

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