Now Twitter is dying, but, incredibly, Maciej Ceglowski's Pinboard endures. I've migrated to Mastodon (on an instance for veterans of App.net!) so now I use IFTTT (still free for my use) to create mastodon posts tagged #jgshare from that old Pinboard RSS.
I'm writing now to share a bit of how that works. I started with a recipe first published in 2017 and updated in 2022 by KelsonV. That recipe uses IFTTT web hooks: I tweaked it a bit to get the output I wanted:
The recipe is a bit hard to follow but the key steps are:
- In Mastodon Profile Preferences Development create an "application" with website "https://ifttt.com/" and Scope of write:statuses. After it's created copy the access token.
- In IFTTT create a rule based on the RSS feed of your source (in my case Pinboard shares with a particular tag). My rule starts with IF "New Feed Item"
- The action part of the rule is a web request"
- URL: https://appdot.net/api/v1/statuses
- Method: POST
- Content type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
- Authorization: Bearer 1234567890 (replace 1234... with your Mastodon access token)
- Body as below.