Posted this on FB recently, should have copied it here to, tnx for pointing out @suzan:
Djoerd added a few bots to the IDF.social mastodon service - makes it much more informative than just the posts from the three active users or so :-)
Please re-evaluate this much better alternative for Twitter (and maybe even Facebook), I am happy to hand out accounts to anyone interested in trying it out for a while.
See https://idf.social/public for an impression of what your timeline would look like.
The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.
Goal: Make idf.social a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.
Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.