For now we just mirror on #Mastodon about 1500 #Twitter accounts of EU officials and MEPs as listed by Wikidata and https://european-union.europa.eu/contact-eu/social-media-channels_en.
The overall database we can share in #CC0 but no single license on the text and media would be available.
Some data scrubbing might also be needed if #Mastodon doesn't yet provide a native way to provide dumps of public-only information.
This service is experimental and offered without promises of permanence.
A long-term #digitalpreservation service for the EU's communication on social media would be useful, but we're not such a service. (A suitable institutional home would need to be found.)
We're very happy to see #EUvoice https://social.network.europa.eu/explore, a #Mastodon instance run for the #EU by the European Commission (@EC_DIGIT + @EDPS). Hopefully it will grow and improve fast. The sooner ResPublicae.eu becomes redundant, the better.
Given the changed circumstances, there's no longer a need to consider offering local accounts in the future. The frontpage has been updated accordingly.
🇩🇪 Endlich könnt ihr Informationen der EU-Institutionen, EU-Politiker, EU-Fraktionen usw. auch über inoffizielle Mastodon-Mirrorkonten beziehen: https://respublicae.eu/explore
🇬🇧At last you can follow EU institutions, politicians and groups via inofficial Mastodon mirror accounts: https://respublicae.eu/explore
ResPublicae.eu has launched! We want to make it easier to join the #EU policy discourse on the #fediverse.
For now we just mirror on #Mastodon about 1500 #Twitter accounts of EU officials and MEPs as listed by Wikidata and european-union.europa.eu/conta….
Special thanks to @mastohost for the excellent service and @robertoszek for being so helpful with #Stork / #pleromabot.
Should we also mirror ~500 #nonprofits listed in the #EU transparency register? (Trade associations included.)
The fixes are here! ✨ #Mastodon 3.5.1 is out, fixing some issues in the last release:
Notably, instead of having to enter a code sent by e-mail to login from a new IP address, you'll now just get notified about a new sign-in.
Upgrade finish. Every instance on Masto.host is now running v3.5.1
Any issues or questions please let me know.
OK, so all issues have been solved and instances are working. About half of the instances have already been updated to v3.5.0.
The rest of the update will be going much slower and probably only tomorrow it will finish.
There will still be another restart (15 seconds of downtime) even on instances that have already been updated, just to make sure I didn't miss any instance when I corrected this problem manually.
I have now joined a handful #ActivityPub #relays (thank you for the service!).
(Found via https://github.com/brodi1/activitypub-relays .)
This understandably has caused a load spike, let's see how it goes.
There seem to be no backlogs: updates are sent immediately to followers on other instances like mamot.fr. However, most searches of profiles by name and toots by tag from other instances return nothing so far.
This will probably improve over time as people start interacting with more profiles discovered by some accident of history or by following mentions from bigger profiles.
At the moment all profiles here are marked as posting to English, the default interface language.
Marking #languages correctly is important so that people can filter by their preferred languages and have a seamless experience even if they don't speak English.
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