Some years ago I added an embedded Twitter feed to the side of Planet KDE. This replaced the earlier feed manually curated feeds from identi.ca and twitter which people added but had since died out (in the case of identi.ca) and been blocked (in the case of Twitter). That embedded Twitter feed used the #KDE tag and while there was the odd off topic or abusive post for the most part it was an interesting way to browse what the people of the internet were saying about us. However Twitter shut that off a few months ago which you could well argue is what happens with closed proprietary services.
We do now have a Mastodon account but my limited knowledge and web searching on the subject doesn’t give a way to embed a hashtag feed and the critical mass doesn’t seem to be there yet, and maybe it never will due to the federated-with-permissions model just creating more silos.
So now I’ve added a manually curated Twitter feed back to Planet KDE with KDE people and projects. This may not give us an insight into what the wider internet community is thinking but it might be an easy way to engage more about KDE people and projects as a community. Or it might not, I haven’t decided yet and I’m happy to take feedback on whether it should stay.
In the mean time ping me to be added to the list or subscribe a bug on bugs.kde.org to request you or someone you know or or your project be added (or removed). Also volunteers wanted to help curate the feed, ping me to help out.by