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Identity is different from persona, and this difference often causes confusion. Your identity is how you relate to yourself. Your persona is your public "face".

Sometimes identity and persona are one and the same, but not always.

I'm terrible with introductions, but here we go, I guess. My name is Chad McCullough. I live in the St. Louis area. I'm an advocate for Linux, Security, and Privacy. I'm a bike, public transit, safe streets advocate, runner, Socialist, and Vegan (for the animals - Always). Currently working at Liquid Web and I love WordPress, even though I've owned a domain for years but still haven't built a personal site. That's changing, and changing soon. πŸ˜€ #introduction

Hi! I'm a PhD student in #geography at UQAT. I work on wildfire risk mitigation in Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Quebec, and my research interests include political ecology, resource frontiers, cultural landscapes, settler colonialism and natural hazards.

I also am father of a 1yo, I love to chat about #music, #photography, #history, #ecology, #communism, #anarchism and #decolonization, and I like #hiking, #canoeing and #roadtrips. You can also follow me on!

#Introduction Hi folks!

I'm Maren, a nonbinary designer, 3D artist and illustrator. Experimental is one of my favorite words! I love making colorful, unexpected pieces that explore mediums, materials, textures, and complex feelings. I love ethical art and tech. I post a lot about human rights and activism. I love using #Blender and I'm studying #Houdini.

These are some of my artworks and me ✨

#art #design #3dArt #climate #environment #politics #astrophotography #nature #photography #poetry

Since it has been a increase of users lately, I'll follow the stream and #introduce myself πŸ™‚ Better late than never.

My real name is Erik and I live in Sweden. Airikr is the old name of Erik from medieval Sweden.

My main interests are #programming, #photography, #cycling, #astronomy, #exploration, and #history.

I am a big fan of #opensource and #selfhosting and are working on open sourced projects like #serenum.


I wish I were as wise as my avatar! Viewing this sad world we live on, I do take solace in the words of that great philosopher, Pogo:

"We have met the enemy and he is us."

Interests: Avid reader, especially #History. If you read about ancient Greece, you come to realize everything since has been reruns! (Herodotus and Thucydides are a must.)

#photography especially wildlife - the photos you see are my own. #AmatuerRadio. I like to communicate using Morse code. Live deep in the woods, so love Ma Nature.

Others: #Aviation #sailing #books

Old guy trying to keep up in the 21st century so trying Mastodon.

Cheers, Lee

Okay, I guess it's time to get on with the #introductions!

I'm Badri, based in #India (or should I say, #SouthIndia!). I #read a lot, both #books and articles, which I sync to my #ereader to avoid bright screens.

I edit a mostly science and culture magazine called #Snipette (more on that in a bit).

For my income, though, I'm working as a #programmer. I've been tooting at Fosstodon for a while as @badrihippo, but I decided to create an account here for the other side of me!

#Introductions #Introduction
Trying out this new platform. Always open to meet new people and have meaningful discussions. :verified:

Few things about me.

1. Sri Lankan.
2. I speak English/Sinhala.
3. My Chinese is still very preliminary.
4. My research is on Chipless RFIDs for renewable energy applications.
5. I do like to discuss politics

So yeah, come say hi.


Hi all, my name is Stuart but, love to be called Stu. I love technology and also music is my favorite thing on earth. I always need to listen to music.

I like mostly hip-hop from the 90s but I love classic rock and jazz and Synthwave and electronic music.

I'm a huge coffee fan. I go cafè hopping for the best beans around.

#Introduction Hey I'm Jesse from Sydney Australia. I'm a noob to Mastodon and still trying to figure it all out πŸ˜….

I'm interested in #Tech, I love #FOSS and I like #Photography. I also enjoy playing and watching Tennis, and am a big F1 fan. I enjoy discussing politics as well πŸ€“.

Really looking forward to using Mastodon!

Why did you end up coming to Mastodon? Pls boost so we can get some good data πŸ™Œ

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Well, I'm not new to Mastodon. However, I find it helpful for new users to know me better with an intro, so here it is :)

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Hello there, I'm a software engineer by trade, working as a backend engineer with as of now.

When not at work, I like reading books on evolutionary biology, anthropology, science and technology and sometimes just a cozy comic book for that sweet feeling of nostalgia.

I self-host most of my services (of which this instance is one) and post my thoughts in my blog once in a while.

All in all, just trying to be a person in this world full of AI and bots :)

I just came here from the Bird Site.

I tweet about activism, pragmatic anarchism, radical left wing stuff, climate justice, intersectionality, ablism and neurodiversity. Also flowers. Wild flowers and little critters. And I often share new music and old music I discovered and currently enjoy.
Tweets in Dutch and English.

Follow me to connect!

For new people wondering why Mastodon is on thousands of servers instead of one:

-It helps protect us all against Elon Musk scenarios. It's very difficult for anyone to buy a network made of thousands of independently owned servers. (It's the same reason why no one owns the world's email network, because there are so many independent providers out there.)

-If your server misbehaves (or sells out to a malevolent billionaire), you can move your account to a different server, or even to a brand new server. Decentralisation means you're never trapped on a site you hate.

-Mastodon is an open platform where anyone can start their own server, and they don't need tech knowledge if they use a service like or

...and there are lots more good reasons too, to do with servers using alternative Fediverse software etc, but I'll save that for a future post 😁

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #Fediverse

OK who can help take Matt Mullenweg up on his offer to bring #Tumblr up to full #indieweb standards? cc: @humanetech

Not a joke: this is a very real opportunity... #openweb

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