OK so it looks like this instance was not meant for the public yet. :(
They apparently added HTTP authentication to it a few hours after my initial post. The article where I initially read about it also removed the paragraph about it: https://www.patrick-breyer.de/en/twitter-takeover-by-elon-musk-patrick-breyer-warns-against-mandatory-authentication-plans/
I can still see recent toots from accounts I followed, e.g. @EU_Commission - see the attached screenshot.
Let's see if and when it will open up again.
Look at that, they opened up the instance again!
@EDPS also tooted an official hello world: https://social.network.europa.eu/@EDPS/108208886847816707
I'm glad the EU is doing this, although it would be nice to have a home somewhere for these accounts. As far as I know only zero is on here. But there are several projects here on Mastodon who have funding from assure, DAPSI etc.
It'd be nice if the consortium's running the funds had more of a presence on here as being able to credit the funds is important for the visibility of the projects, the funds and the EU itself. It's a part of working in the open.
I think it would be a good idea. Because alot of projects that are funded by NGI are on Mastodon. It would be nice for the projects to be able to credit the funds.
I think that you running the NGI Zero account has been a good example of how to run an account on here.
Especially with announcing the seminars etc. I cheered when I saw NGI has an account on here rather than the mirror. I welcome the person running the account.
@puresick interesting. I've asked them in january, when their bug bounty program was announced (it covered mastodon, too), and they replied "not yet".
@jollysea According to the wording in this blog post where I just found out about it, it seems that this has just happened recently: https://www.patrick-breyer.de/en/twitter-takeover-by-elon-musk-patrick-breyer-warns-against-mandatory-authentication-plans/
@jollysea that article got updated and the passage to it removed!
Really looks like this was not meant for the public yet.
@puresick I can't see a way to list users, is there ?
I'm kinda interrested what they can post about 🙂
@SGiwrgia It was not there a few hours ago but maybe it was not intended for the public yet and they locked it down now? 😅
@puresick Oh this is very nice to know. I was just thinking that something like this would have been important to give Mastodon a degree of “legitimacy” (in the positive sense of being perceived as a concrete, viable alternative to the centralized network). Hopefully the accounts there are properly maintained (even if only by mirroring the content that gets posted on the proprietary platform).
@puresick this is fantastic. I’ve been wondering how to pitch Mastodon to the local public broadcasters. And this is a great example to point them at.
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