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I couldn't find anything to export Ao3 bookmarks to Pinboard, so I threw together a python script to do so. Some friends of mine wanted a copy, and so I threw it up on GitHub. You have to know how to run a python script, and it relies on a couple python packages, but it's pretty simple to do.
It was a little slapped together, and is not the most beautiful code in the world, but if you want to check it out and let me know how it works for you, that'd be cool. Just remember to turn off any sort of Twitter/etc crossposting or your tlist will want to murder you for spamming. :)

Find script on GitHub
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I edited the default Pinboard bookmarklet (the button you put in your browser bookmarks to let you quickly add links to Pinboard) so that it will grab the tags and summary from AO3 and include those in the Pinboard tags/description.

Would anybody who uses Pinboard for their bookmarks rather than AO3 be interested in that if I posted it?

I made a generator for the bookmarklet to allow people to choose which tags to include and so on. http://random.fangirling.net/fun/ao3/bookmarklet.html

(I tried to do the same for Delicious but it doesn't look like I can pass tags to it.)
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ifttt -- it stands for "if this, then that" -- is a nifty service that can automate some web-based tasks. For instance, it can e-mail you a reminder to take an umbrella if the forecast calls for rain, or it can take all the pictures you post on Facebook and put them in your Dropbox.

It can also do some fantastic things with RSS feeds. Like, say, the new AO3 fandom feeds.

Want all the new Kirk/Spock fic automatically added to your Delicious account? No problem -- you can even specify the tags or make it private. (It also works with Pinboard, but I'm not sure how the tags work over there.) Want an e-mail notification when a new Sherlock fic tagged "asexuality" gets posted? You can do that, too. Heck, if your favorite author writes in too many fandoms and you just want to know when they post new X-Men fic, you can set that up, too.

How does that work when AO3 only supports fandom feeds? Well, AO3 includes characters, pairings, and so on in the feed posts, and ifttt lets you trigger actions (like sending an e-mail or creating a bookmark) based on what's in posts instead of just "a new post exists."

There are a lot of different things you could do with it, and the process of setting up a task (e.g. "if there is new Buffy/Spike, then send me an e-mail") is pretty straightforward, so I'm not going to write up instructions -- instead, I'll just leave you with the suggestion that, if you're sad there's no character or pairing feeds, you might want to sign up for ifttt and poke around a bit. You might come up with a solution that's perfect for you.

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