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VI (over Nederlandse TV prut, in NL) 

Oh wow, the European Union πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί now has its own official Mastodon instance!

social.network.europa.eu/explo

You can follow lots of important EU officials on here including the @EU_Commission

#EU #EuropeanUnion

Nice to illustrate ActivityPub: you can subscribe to Pixelfed accounts from Mastodon and see the photos posted there in your home feed, and even respond which the owner sees as comments in Pixelfed.

Eg: pixelfed.social/p/arjen/425261

"Instead of migrating to another corporate platform, we should think about building interoperable and noncommercial online communities similar to the resilient resources that have worked for decades."

medium.com/@jomc/we-dont-need-

By @jomc
joannemcneil.com/

RT @JoshuaPotash@twitter.com

Elon Musk is buying Twitter, Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post, and Mark Zuckerburg controls Facebook and Instagram. Despite everything they tell you, capitalists are killing free speech.

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/JoshuaPotash/statu

A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

Mastodon has gained 106,723 monthly active users since the end of March (when Elon bought 9.2% of Twitter's shares). 93,603 are new accounts. Overall that's a 42% increase in Mastodon's MAU.

Mastodon's monthly active user numbers have risen by 84,579 since the Twitter buyout story broke on Monday (and I do mean across the Mastodon network, not this server)

If you like the #Fediverse and you love to read #books, take a look at BookWyrm!

Bookwyrm is a federated Goodreads alternative and federates through the #ActivityPub protocol.

https://bookwyrm.social/

Oh look, another software anarchist, how original.

I'm part of a small software consultancy co-op based in Copenhagen. I wish I didn't have to toil under capitalism, but here we are.

I'm trying out the #fediverse experience to see if I can find more of a sense of community than the very Personal Brand focused Dunking of Twitter.

So far, it's felt pretty welcoming on here: lots of people, lots of tips on how to get started. But I have yet to find My People on here. #introduction #introductions

Haha, dit bestond al in 2018, maar is er zo te zien nog steeds: je kunt een potje schaken hier op Mastodon tegen iemand anders, give it a try #schaken #chess #schack via Mastodon by castling.club/ (see over there for instructions)

New users on idf.social:
Welcome to the Fediverse!

Once you get the hang of it, please consider writing an toot and pin that to your profile.

I recommend @laura 's intro to Mastodon (link below), and tech savvy ppl may even like to glance over the ActivityPub W3C standard to grasp the full power. I like Pixelfed as another ActivityPub service, and there are more!

laurakalbag.com/what-is-mastod

Hey there's a new #hometown server for STS / critical tech folks, assemblag.es !

@mistertim is admin

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Mastodon

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.