Migration from Google Takeout g+ to some Federated social system

@Doc Edward Morbius Hello, we've never had prior contact.

I asked @Shelenn Ayres about this topic recently and your name was suggested.

I'm in a conversation with a g+ contributor I really admired to see how his migration effort was going. He's a prolific photojournalist (and IMHO a brilliant one). He seems to be struggling with getting his content from Google to somewhere else.

Is there a system with a conversion tool to go from HTML or JSON exported posts and linked attachments (photos, etc.), directly into Friendica, Diaspora, Mastodon, etc.?
@Michael Rupp Hi, apologies for the late response, I've been slammed.

Short answer: Yes.

There are a few options.

There are some platforms (not necessarily Federated) which can import content directly. This includes blogs (WordPress and Blogger, directly, others with some work), WikiFactory, PASHpost, and numerous others (I can't keep track, though there's a good list at particularly if you check the "Data Migration" category).

These are going to be the easiest options.

There are also options for using scripts or other tools to migrate content. There are numerous examples of this, with @Michael K Johnson, @Filip H.F. "FiXato" Sla... show more

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