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Joining mastodon is a great time to establish new habits and a new information diet.

**However** - if there is someone only on Twitter that you really want in your feed, you can "bring them over" via birdsite.live.

Just search for @someusername@beta.birdsite.live replacing someusername with the person you want to bring over.

For me, I have a private News List that is made up of journalists, which I will recreate over here as well.

Warning: birdsite.live will import a lot of old content from each user, so your timeline will be filled up with old content.

Also, nothing will happen immediately after you follow, so be patient.

@ozten that's really cool. Although "Instance saturation: 702%" 😜

@mossop @ozten aye, bookmaked @ozten 's toot to come back to later and try again once the server's had a chance to regain its composure.

But I can be patient. I wholly appreciate these services are offered for free without any ads or data harvesting "price".

@wiredfire @mossop If the issue is seeing updates in your feed, it took a while but they started showing up.

I will reply to myself with a warning as well... it loads old posts so your feed will get blown out for a bit 😅

@ozten aaaah it's suffering a fediverse hug of death right now 😅

@wiredfire @ozten

So that’s why I can’t find @hfxexaminer@beta.birdsite.live

@Jeff @ozten seems like it. The site itself is sort of working but I think Mastodon's search is timing out before Birdsite.live can respond

@ozten Trying this out! I have a couple of people I'd love to keep up with.

@ozten this is actually very cool. Thanks for the tip!

@ozten

I’ve bookmarked this to boost later when the site starts working again 😀

@ozten

So everyone knows, this instance is not production and the owner will probably shut it down with the sustained load.

Check out their readme on the GitHub

github.com/NicolasConstant/Bir

@Jeff thanks for the heads up! It is a very cool experiment

@ozten @Jeff thanks also! Back to seeing if I can find a viable route to keep a track of a few Twitter users via RSS then!

@Jeff @ozten yeah, not working for me currently either. To bad, as the concept is awesome.

@ozten Now this is interesting. Will check it out. Thank you.

@ozten oh this sounds perfect. I have a few friends nervous to make the jump to a new app

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