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So if anyone is still looking for an instance or you want to help start a community, you can join here!

benign.town

It's gonna be a pretty wholesome place so if you are interested you can join. If you are already happy where you are at least help me boost so more people know of it :P

#boostswelcome #boostsappreciated #newinstance

It's a delight to see so many new faces around here in fediverse!

Welcome everyone 😁

Sad: This is the hottest summer of my life.

Change of perspective: This is the coldest summer of the rest of my life.

#ClimateCrises #ClimateChange

Dear youtube!
Stop recommending me Johny depp and Amber heard's trial videos. I just watched one video out of curiosity for God's sake!

I'm just going to link this article in here since it has proven to be extremely useful to me for backing up and restoring my gpg keys.

jwillikers.com/backup-and-rest

Amazing talk by Mat Ryer on Writing web services in . Although this talk is 3 years old, it marks the beauty and elegance of writing the code that Golang brings to the table when used carefully! Enjoyed it :)

youtube.com/watch?v=rWBSMsLG8p

Hi everyone! πŸ‘‹

Today I'm going to talk a little bit about black holes and what I do as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford. I can't cover all black hole physics, or all of my work, but I'll try my best to highlight some of the most interesting things! Join me for a wild ride through spacetime!

🧡 (1/12)

An Elon Musk fanboy literally tried to tell me Twitter will be open-source and that it will be 100% censorship-resistant at that point.

You keep using that term, open-source, I don't think you understand what it means.

Since I migrated I should post a new #introduction I suppose?

Hi! I'm Tam. I'm a 40 year old trans woman working in IT. I've been married to my lovely wife since 2003 and we're poly. I consider myself a Gray Ace Lesbian.

I've found my love of Star Trek again and I've been dabbling in 3d printing and some "casual cosplay" like in my avatar. I love video games, though I talk about them more than I play them.

I decided to move here in light of recent goings-on with Twitter.

Nice to meet you!

Imagine being able to follow and interact with Instagram accounts from Twitter, with Pixelfed and Mastodon you can!

Simply search the account url from either Mastodon or Pixelfed and you can follow and interact as if you were both on the same website!

This is the magic of the #fediverse

Starting my new position as a developer for a project. I have been always wanted to learn golang but never got a chance around it. Now starting from ground zero.

Feels like treading a new territory. So many surprises and so much learning!

The fediverse is a true social network, in that it actually requires you to do "networking" and be "social."

Think of it like a crowded pub. There are no celebrities here. You'll need to make an effort to meet people, no algorithm pushes content on you. To find more people, and new content, you'll need to talk to people, and see what they're into. You can move around, but you need to get along with people sitting near you.

These are commonly labeled "problems," but I consider them "features." #feditips

πŸ‘ Protocols, not platforms.
πŸ‘ Communities, not corporations.

Hi! mastodon.social is being slow right now, as far as I can tell because there's twice as many people using it at the same time as ever have; I'm working on making it go fast again, but in the meantime, do remember to invite people to joinmastodon.org instead of directly to mastodon.social. People don't have to be on the same server to follow you! Thanks!

Next to #Mastodon as replacement for #Twitter we also have a ton of other free open source services without ads and tracking!

pixey.org - #Pixelfed as Instagram

peertube.tv - #PeerTube as YouTube

chat.mstdn.social - #Matrix as WhatsApp

misskey.ai - #Misskey as Facebook

Most of these services connect with each other! For example, you can follow me also on:

@stux@pixey.org
@stux@peertube.tv
@io

That's called the #Fediverse or Federated Universe :fediverse:

For folks who are new to Mastodon and are intimidated by the timeline, here's my suggestions for awesome accounts to follow:

@Curator β€” The admin of .ART, often boosts really lovely art, as well as creative/artistic exercises and reference images and resources.

@APoD β€” A bot that shows you awesome astronomy photos every day.

@todayilearned β€” Another bot filled with interesting tidbits/trivia (quality varies, though!)

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I remember one of the things that motivated me to look into the state of decentralized social media (and ultimately begin working on Mastodon) in 2016 were talks that a controversial billionaire might buy Twitter.

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