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Are you looking for people to follow on Mastodon and the Fediverse?

Click below for a directory of hundreds of recommended follows organised into 43 topics:

➡️ mastodon.online/@FediFollows/1

(If a category has several pages of follows, click "show older" at the bottom to see the next page.)

This is just a tiny fraction of accounts on here, but hopefully it will give people's timelines a good start.

Please do share this with anyone you think might benefit, for example people new to the Fediverse.

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Interesting videos from across the Fediverse:

➡️ @FediVideos

Hints and tips on how to use Mastodon and the Fediverse:

➡️ @feditips

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Another good place to find people to follow is , an opt-in directory of Fediverse users who are looking for followers:

communitywiki.org/trunk

UBports develop and maintain Ubuntu Touch, a version of Ubuntu Linux for smartphones and tablets. You can follow the project at:

➡️ @ubports@framapiaf.org

There's also a PixelFed account at:

➡️ @ubports@pixelfed.social

The website is at ubports.com

(Ubuntu Touch was originally started by Canonical, but UBports took it over in 2017.)

UBports develop and maintain Ubuntu Touch, a version of Ubuntu Linux for smartphones and tablets. You can follow the project at:

➡️ @ubports@framapiaf.org

There's also a PixelFed account at:

➡️ @ubports@pixelfed.social

The website is at ubports.com

(Ubuntu Touch was originally started by Canonical, but UBports took it over in 2017.)

All about Vinyl is an account posting images from classic vinyl records. You can follow at:

➡️ @vinyl

Hey there, a special post today:

@greenfediverse is a project that lets people know which Fediverse instances use environmentally friendly hosting services.

You can see the current list at:

greenfediverse.frama.io/green-

However, the list now has to be updated, and the project urgently needs a script coder to help with this. Can you help?

If you are interested, please DM the project leader at @greenfediverse

Carnet is a free open source alternative to Google Keep. It's a note-taking app that can be synced online. You can follow at:

➡️ @Carnet

As well as rich text notes, you can also store images, sound files and to-do lists.

It's available for Android (through @fdroidorg and Google Play) and for @nextcloud

You can find out more at getcarnet.app

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @pinafore - Alternative web client for Mastodon

🌟 @Castopod - FOSS podcasting platform for the Fediverse

🌟 @XWiki - Self-hostable free open wiki platform aimed at business users

🌟 @manyver_se - Social network without servers, works peer-to-peer

🌟 @privacyint@mastodon.xyz & @privacyint@media.privacyinternational.org (videos) - Charity campaigning for the right to privacy

🌟 mastodon.online/@FediFollows/1 - Directory of all follows recommended by FediFollows, organised by topic

Privacy International is a charity that has campaigned for the right to privacy since 1990. You can follow their official Fediverse account at:

➡️ @privacyint@mastodon.xyz

They also have an official video account on their own PeerTube instance at:

➡️ @privacyint@media.privacyinternational.org

Their website is at privacyinternational.org

Manyverse is a social network without servers. Friends communicate peer-to-peer, personal data is stored locally. You can follow at:

➡️ @manyver_se

The official site is at manyver.se

It's part of the Scuttlebutt network, but has a user-friendly interface & branding that is aimed at a general audience.

Manyverse is on Android and iOS, desktop users can use Scuttlebutt's apps.

XWiki is a FOSS wiki aimed at businesses, you can follow at:

➡️ @XWiki

The official site is at xwiki.org

It's intended as a free open alternative to Confluence and MediaWiki.

Hello FediFollows followers!

Do you use the FediFollows directory to find new accounts to follow?

(The latest directory is at mastodon.online/@FediFollows/1 )

Castopod is an in-development FOSS self-hostable podcasting platform, which now has Fediverse support too. You can follow at:

➡️ @Castopod

The project website is at castopod.org

It's still in alpha testing, but the latest version adds ActivityPub support so that people on Mastodon etc. can interact with Castopod posts.

The git is at code.podlibre.org/podlibre/cas

Pinafore is an alternative web client for Mastodon, you can follow the project at:

➡️ @pinafore

The website is at pinafore.social

Pinafore is FOSS so you can self-host it if you prefer.

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @wallabag - Article storage system, FOSS alternative to Mozilla Pocket

🌟 @sajan - Surreal and distinctive artist/illustrator, with a 1950s Asian aesthetic

🌟 @tuxdevices - Independent news site about phones and tablets running Linux

🌟 @snikket_im & @xmpp & @matrix & @delta & @briar - Decentralised FOSS alternatives to Signal

🌟 @ubuntustudio - Linux distro for creative people, with lots of preinstalled arty software

Ubuntu Studio is a Linux distribution intended for creative people, and includes preinstalled free open software for image, audio, video and text editing. You can follow at:

➡️ @ubuntustudio

You can download or find out more from the official site at ubuntustudio.org

Alternatively, you can install the software on another flavour of Ubuntu using the Studio Installer: ubuntustudio.org/ubuntu-studio

The messenger has become very problematic lately, and most of its problems come from it being centralised.

You may want to follow and support a decentralised messenger project instead, there are many of them on the Fediverse:

➡️ @snikket_im - New initiative giving XMPP servers & clients a newbie-friendly unified look and feel

➡️ @xmpp - The XMPP standards foundation

➡️ @matrix - Matrix is best known for its Element client

➡️ @delta - Messaging through email

➡️ @briar - P2P messaging

TuxPhones.com is an independent news site about smartphones and tablets running the Linux operating system. You can follow at:

➡️ @tuxdevices

The website is at tuxphones.com

Delete Chrome. Now.

Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.

They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.

If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/goog

#DeleteChrome

Sajan Rai is an artist who draws surreal illustrations with a distinctive style, mixing modern subjects, 1950s colours and an Asian aesthetic. You can follow at:

➡️ @sajan

Rai's website is at sajanrai.co.uk

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