Post to Mastodon v2.2 - Bug Fixes and Setup Questions
Another update regarding my Post to Mastodon Apple Shortcut automation, which is now at version 2.2!
Specifically, I’ve learned two things about Apple Shortcuts today:
- Their logic for input type sucks and is very buggy.
- You can set setup questions so people don’t have to edit the shortcut after they download it!
Both of these issues are now fixed in the latest version of the shortcut, which you can download directly right here.
The original post explaining the shortcut has been updated as well, and can be found here.
Post to Mastodon v2 Shortcut - Image Support
Yesterday I released an Apple Shortcut (macOS, iOS, and iPadOS) that will allow you to quickly post to your Mastodon instance. As you might imagine, it received a little traction on Mastodon including the following feedback: A feature request already? Over the holidays?! I don’t have time to figure out…it’s done!Read more
Posting to Mastodon via Shortcuts
The best thing to come out of Elon Musk’s Twitter purchase (and then backing out of the purchase, and then purchase, and then massive layoffs, and allowing crazies back on Twitter, and whatever happened today) is that Mastodon has been so much fun! One extremely minor annoyance has been the lack of good Mastodon clients, and while TapBots is hard at work on that right now, it makes posting on Mastodon a little bit harder than it was on Twitter.Read more
Mike Masnick: Why Would Anyone Use Another Centralized Social Media Service After This?
If you haven’t been reading Tech Dirt, and specifically Mike Masnick’s post tracking the Twitter saga and what it shows about social media and content moderation in general, you have been missing out on some fantastic and thought provoking writing. Recently, Masnick is coming to the same conclusion that I am: I think federated social media (Mastodon, etc) might actually stick with the general public and if it does that would make things a lot better for everyone.Read more