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Looking for people to follow on Mastodon and the Fediverse? 🤔

Here's a complete list of recommended accounts so far:

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Irene is an artist that creates beautiful but often disturbing drawings, paintings and comics. You can follow at:

➡️ @inogart

Irene is an artist that creates beautiful but often disturbing drawings, paintings and comics. You can follow at:

➡️ @inogart

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

➡️ @spritelyproject

The official website is at spritelyproject.org

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

➡️ @cwebber

LibreOffice is the world's most popular free open source office suite. You can follow their main official account at:

➡️ @libreoffice

The suite includes word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, charts and more. It's available for Linux, Mac and Windows from libreoffice.org

Brazilians may want to follow their own branch account (in Portuguese):

➡️ @libreofficebr

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @Krita & @kritafoundation & @Krita_artists - Free open source professional painting software for Linux, Mac and Windows

🌟 @NintendoLeSite - French-language unofficial Nintendo news site

🌟 @fsfe & @fsfe & @fsfe - Pressure group promoting libre software in Europe

🌟 @DavitMasia - Pixel artist and game developer

🌟 @joplinapp - Free open source note taking and to-do app

🌟 @magicians - Eccentric band playing Victorian banjo music

Capharnaum County Magicians Society is a quirky band based around 19th Century banjo music. You can follow at:

➡️ @magicians

You can listen to them on their Bandcamp page at magicians.bandcamp.com

The band is run by @mayor who also runs a banjo-themed Mastodon instance at banjo.town

Joplin is a free open source note taking and to-do app which you can sync online. You can follow at:

➡️ @joplinapp

It's available for Android, iOS, Linux, Mac and Windows from joplinapp.org

Joplin is compatible with a number of syncing services including @nextcloud

Introducing SepiaSearch, our search engine to help you discover videos and channels on PeerTube!
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(Illus @davidrevoy )

The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) promotes libre software and services. You can follow them at:

➡️ @fsfe

...they also have a PeerTube channel at:

➡️ @fsfe

...and a PixelFed account:

➡️ @fsfe

The Berlin branch has its own account at:

➡️ @fsfeberlin

The website is fsfe.org

There are also sister FSF organisations around the world: @fsf (North America), @fsfi (India) and FSF Latin America.

Krita is a free open source professional painting, drawing and illustration app. (It also supports 2D animation.)

You can follow the official Mastodon account at:

➡️ @Krita

...the official PeerTube channel at:

➡️ @kritafoundation

...and the community account at:

➡️ @Krita_artists

Krita is available for Linux, Mac and Windows from the project's website at krita.org

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @k9mail - Popular FOSS email app for Android

🌟 @nitrokey - Free open source USB security key with open hardware too

🌟 @tootapp - Quirkily fun Mastodon app for iPhones and iPads

🌟 @switchingsoftware - Great easy-to-use guide to FOSS and federated alternatives

🌟 @kiwix - App that lets you browse and search Wikipedia, StackExchange, Project Gutenberg etc entirely offline

🌟 @smerp - Drawings through robots, paintings by bare hands

Sean M Puckett is an artist who creates images by unusual methods, for example through robots or with bare fingers. You can follow at:

➡️ @smerp

Kiwix makes FOSS software for easy offline browsing of Wikipedia, Project Gutenberg and other repositories of knowledge. You can follow at:

➡️ @kiwix

It makes knowledge available to you even if your internet connection is broken, shut down or restricted.

Kiwix is available for Android, iOS, Linux, Mac and Windows from kiwix.org

There's also Kiwix Hotspot, which lets you provide offline content to anyone on your wifi network.

Switching.software suggests FOSS and federated alternatives to closed source apps and centralised services. You can follow at:

➡️ @switchingsoftware

The website itself is at switching.software

You select what you want to replace, and the website tells you the better alternatives.

Toot! is a Mastodon app for iPhones and iPads, you can follow the official account at:

➡️ @tootapp

The app itself is available from the App Store on your device at apps.apple.com/app/toot/id1229

Nitrokey is a USB security key based on free open source software and hardware. You can follow the official account at:

➡️ @nitrokey

Their website is nitrokey.com

The physical key makes it easier to securely store and transport passwords, logins or any other data. It works with Linux, Mac and Windows.

K-9 Mail is a free open source e-mail app for Android. You can follow the official account at:

➡️ @k9mail

The official site is at k9mail.app

It's available from @fdroidorg and Google Play.

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @briar - Secure Tor-based p2p messaging app, works locally even if internet shut down

🌟 @dagseii - Digital artist doing dramatic portraits

🌟 @freedomboxfndn - Free open source software to make your own personal home server

🌟 @privacyint - Official PeerTube instance for privacy pressure group @privacyint

🌟 @9to5linux - News site about Linux and FOSS

🌟 @godotengine - FOSS 3D & 2D game engine

🌟 @rpginabox - RPG creation tool

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