I came across a neat project that has helped me find new folks to follow (think the “Who To Follow” on the bird site, but with a straightforward & open-source algorithm). While you could just hit a Vercel app the creator spun up, you can run it as a local service (i.e., nobody needs to see what you’re doing besides Mastodon instance API servers).
Head on over to GH: https://github.com/gabipurcaru/followgraph
$ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:gabipurcaru/followgraph.git $ cd followgraph $ # you can do all the npm pkg installs on one line. Substack's code $ # blocks aren't great so I split it up for clarity $ npm i next@latest react@latest react-dom@latest $ npm i eslint-config-next@latest $ npm run dev
Now, point your browser to the URL it gives and connect one of your Mastodon accounts.
It surfaced many folks I follow on the bird site and also showed me some other accounts that are def worth following. ☮
And the awesomeness rounds out '22. This substack is severely on point for me. Cheers and beers.