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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 47 topics:

➑️ 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:

➑️ @FediVideos

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

➑️ @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

Switching Software is a beginner's guide to help people switch to privacy-friendly FOSS apps and federated services. You can follow at:

➑️ @switchingsoftware

The guide's website is at switching.software

Thes a git for the project at codeberg.org/swiso/website

Switching Software is a beginner's guide to help people switch to privacy-friendly FOSS apps and federated services. You can follow at:

➑️ @switchingsoftware

The guide's website is at switching.software

Thes a git for the project at codeberg.org/swiso/website

Engineer Guy is a video channel about engineering, science and the design of everyday objects. You can follow at:

➑️ @engineerguytilvids

If the videos aren't visible on your instance yet, you can see them at tilvids.com/accounts/engineerg

Engineer Guy is Bill Hammack, a professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. You can also browse his website at:

engineerguy.com

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @libreture - Promoting DRM-free eBooks, and providing an ecosystem for DRM-free eBooks

🌟 @Radio_Regentrude - German-language online music radio station, non-profit, legally licensed

🌟 @seanhodgins - Video channel about open source hardware, electronics, 3D printing etc.

🌟 @Tangleworm - Interesting drawings as well as guides on how to draw better

🌟 @spritelyproject & @cwebber - Creating next gen Fediverse networks and services

The Spritely Project aims to create a next generation of Fediverse networks and services. You can follow at:

➑️ @spritelyproject

The official site is at spritelyproject.org

Spritely is run by Chris Lemmer Webber, one of the authors of the ActivityPub standard that the current Fediverse runs on. You can follow at:

➑️ @cwebber

Tangleworm is an artist who does realistic and semi-realistic drawings of figures and characters, as well as useful guides on how to draw. You can follow at:

➑️ @Tangleworm

The "Oddly Specific Art Tips" series is particularly useful πŸ˜ƒ

There's often a fantasy/scifi theme in the drawings, but they cover a wide range of genres.

Good Morning :blobcatcoffee:

FundOSS is matching OpenCollective donations for #Pixelfed today, please donate if you can! 😁

fundoss.org/collective/pixelfe

Sean Hodgins runs a video channel about making your own gadgets/projects using electronics, open source hardware, 3D printing etc. You can follow at:

➑️ @seanhodgins

It covers a wide range of skill levels, from beginner to advanced.

If the videos aren't visible on your instance yet, you can see them all at diode.zone/accounts/seanhodgin

Radio Regentrude is a German-language online music radio station. You can follow them at:

➑️ @Radio_Regentrude

You can find streaming links on their website at radio-regentrude.de

The station is non-profit, non-commercial, legally licensed, and funded by the people who run it.

The music is international, programmes are mainly in German, but with some shows in English.

Libreture promotes DRM-free ebooks, has a directory of DRM-free bookshops, and provides an online ecosystem (storage, reading lists etc) specifically designed for DRM-free ebooks. You can follow them at:

➑️ @libreture

Their site is at libreture.com

(DRM-free means that you can keep the book you buy forever, and use it on any device you choose, even if the bookshop closes down.)

/ recap of this week's recommended follows (delayed due to birthday post yesterday 🍰 ):

🌟 @news - FOSS social network and part of the Fediverse, has a Facebook-style interface

🌟 @jugandoenlinux@mastodon.social & @Jugandoenlinux@pixelfed.social - Spanish-language Linux gaming news site and forum

🌟 @Curator - Boosts interesting art and artists from across the Fediverse

🌟 @lilithsaintcrow - Multigenre novelist, often writes SF & Fantasy

🌟 @k9mail - Popular free open source email app for Android devices

FediFollows has been on the for one year! πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‚

A huge thank you to everyone who suggested accounts so far, and to the accounts themselves πŸ‘

Hand-curated directories are often seen as old-fashioned, but I think they have a role in getting people started on new decentralised social media.

FediFollows currently has 2.3K followers across a wide range of instances, so even people who don't follow me are more likely to see these interesting accounts in their hashtag searches.

Go Fedi!

K-9 Mail is one of the most popular free open source e-mail apps for Android devices. You can follow their official account at:

➑️ @k9mail

Their website is at k9mail.app

It's available to download from @fdroidorg, Google Play and Amazon App Store.

(You can also download the app and source from the git at github.com/k9mail/k-9)

Lilith Saintcrow is a prolific novelist and long-time Fediverse user. You can follow her at:

➑️ @lilithsaintcrow

She also has a website and blog at lilithsaintcrow.com

Her books often include fantasy, sci-fi and otherworldly elements.

The Curator of mastodon.art boosts lots of interesting posts by artists from across the Fediverse. You can follow them at:

➑️ @Curator

As well as pictures, they also recommend creators of interesting photos, videos, audio etc.

This is maybe the best account to follow if you want to discover art on the Fediverse, highly recommended πŸ‘

Jugando En Linux is a Spanish-language news site and forum about Linux gaming. You can follow their main account at:

➑️ @jugandoenlinux@mastodon.social (in Spanish)

...and they also have a photo account at:

➑️ @Jugandoenlinux@pixelfed.social (in Spanish)

Their website is at jugandoenlinux.com

Friendica is a free open source social network, and part of the ActivityPub Fediverse. It has a Facebook-style interface, and also lets you follow RSS feeds as if they are users. The official blog is at:

➑️ @news

The official site is at friendi.ca

Source code is at github.com/friendica/friendica

It can be used through the web interface, or the Fedilab app (fedilab.app).

The longer you keep your phone the more lightly it would have tread the earth, so think twice when you want to buy a new phone. Do you really need a new phone? The truth is, the most #sustainable phone is the one you already own – so make it last. 🌍 πŸ“±

#worldenvironmentday2021

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @boilingsteam - Linux gaming news site

🌟 @powderpaint - Synthpop band, well produced music with LGBT-positive lyrics

🌟 @mastohost - Managed hosting service, easily run your own Masto instance

🌟 @the_white_wolf - Let's Plays of PC games and official mirror of Igor's Lab tech channel (in German)

🌟 @PINE64 & @pine64tilvids - Makers of low-price Linux smartphones, laptops etc.

🌟 @eunews - Latest news about European Union policy

European Union News is a news service reporting the latest developments in the EU (i.e. the council, parliament, commission etc.). You can follow at:

➑️ @eunews

(Please note that this is NOT an opinion/editorial account, it's just reporting or sharing the latest announcements related to these public bodies.)

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