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I joined Mastodon today. So did metrics-bot who is now simultooting to the fediverse.

metrics-bot on Mastodon

metrics-bot on Mastodon

Annoyingly, the API for Mastodon is different enough from the API for Twitter that I’ve needed to use a new library in metrics-bot. I’m using the mastodon4j library for now, but I’m really using so little of the API I do wonder if it would be easier to just reimplement the parts that are needed and drop the rest. The only part I’m really worried about is the OAuth authentication and I’m sure that won’t be anywhere near as bad as I think it will be.

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