But what if you made a dummy unused account on your instance that simply followed a person from every notable instance?
As I understand it, that should greatly broaden the net for your federated feed.
@ssfckdt not precisely. You’d get the likes, boosts, and posts by the people that dummy account followed. To get the whole federated feed you’d need to use a relay.
I use a combo of relays with local small instances, and a couple larger ones.
To pick up maximum coverage of key hashtags I follow, I use Fake Firehose to bring them in through a dummy relay.
@ssfckdt Please don't do that. We don't want spiders, bots, aggregators, etc in the fediverse. Let's keep it human-to-human. Thanks!
@david_megginson oh, I wasn't taking about a bot, just an idle account. You'd set its follows manually.
Sounds like it wouldn't work anyway.
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