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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 56 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

Tutanota is an independent privacy-friendly ad-free email provider. You can follow them at:

➡️ @Tutanota

Their website is at tutanota.com.

Their free open source app is available on @fdroidorg, Google Play and App Store. It's also available for Linux, Mac and Windows.

Tutanota's income comes from user subscriptions, they don't sell people's data.

They support 2FA and end-to-end encryption, with e2ee by default.

Do not buy NFT made with my art.
Do not make NFT with my Creative-Commons artworks.
If you respect my art, remember and apply this.

Here is my article about what just happened: davidrevoy.com/article864/drea

#NFT #NFTCommunity

FossJobs posts jobs available at companies and organisations that develop or improve Free Open Source Software, Open Source Hardware and related projects. You can follow their official account at:

➡️ @fossjobs

Their website is at fossjobs.net

Briar is a free open source encrypted peer-to-peer messaging system. You can use it over the internet through @torproject or locally through wifi and bluetooth. You can follow the "not yet official" account at:

➡️ @briar

The Briar app is available from @fdroidorg and Google Play. A desktop PC app is in development.

The project website is at briarproject.org

MailTape is an art collective that releases a new music mixtape curated by a surprise guest each week. You can follow them at:

➡️ @mailtape

The mixtapes so far are on their website at mailta.pe

You can see the latest tape by following MailTape's Mastodon, alternatively they also have an RSS feed too.

Chris Were does videos and podcasts about technology, free open source software, gaming, Linux and all kinds of other stuff. You can follow at:

➡️ @chriswere@share.tube

If the videos aren't visible on your instance yet, you can see them all at share.tube/a/chriswere/videos

(You can also follow his non-video posts at @ChrisWere@linuxrocks.online and @ChrisWere@toot.wales)

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @IanCykowski & @Iancylkowski - Lovely landscape photos of the English countryside

🌟 @inventaire - Free open platform for cataloguing and sharing physical books

🌟 @lib_reviews - FOSS platform for reviewing anything, Libre alternative to Yelp

🌟 @mntmn - Small indie company making a Libre laptop

🌟 @PrototypeFund - German fund for development of open software

🌟 @telecoop - French phone network co-operative, owned by its members

TeleCoop is a mobile phone network co-operative in France. You can follow them at:

➡️ @telecoop (in French)

The co-op is owned by its members who vote on the direction it should take. Their website is at telecoop.fr

They are also part the @fairtecEU group which campaigns for more ecologically sustainable and privacy-friendly digital services.

The Prototype Fund is a funding initiative of the German government promoting development of open software. You can follow its account at:

➡️ @PrototypeFund (in German)

The official site is prototypefund.de

Anyone can apply for funding who lives in Germany, is self-employed, pays German taxes and publishes their source code on some sort of git. (You don't need German citizenship.)

Lib.reviews is a free open source platform for reviewing anything, supported by data from open sources such as Wikidata, OpenStreetMap etc.

It's sort of a Libre alternative to Yelp.

You can follow the project at:

➡️ @lib_reviews

The project website is at lib.reviews

You can see the code or contribute at github.com/eloquence/lib.revie

Anyone else seeing this? I made a comment that included "joinmastodon.org" and got this from Facebook.

Inventaire is a free open source platform for cataloguing and sharing physical books, with its own database of titles based on Wikidata.

You can follow at:

➡️ @inventaire (in English and French)

The Inventaire site is at inventaire.io

It's a good platform for any group or individual who wants to run their own library.

Ian Cylkowski posts beautiful lush phots of the English countryside, very reminiscent of Tolkien's Shire.

You can follow at:

➡️ @IanCykowski (main account)

and

➡️ @Iancylkowski (photo account)

Cylkowski also has a website at iancylkowski.com

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @cryptomator - FOSS app, adds e2e encrypted folder to NextCloud, DropBox, Google Drive etc

🌟 @iode - Sell de-googlised Android smartphones

🌟 @godotengine - Free open 3D/2D game engine for developers

🌟 @timkrief - Unofficial videos about Godot and game development

🌟 @art - Video blog about FOSS, Linux, PCs etc.

🌟 @alsgeeklab - Videos about the history of PCs

🌟 @kiwix - Free open app for using and distributing websites offline

@kiwix

Another example where Kiwix could be useful, Italy has apparently started quietly blocking Project Gutenberg:

mastodon.social/@ooni/10690688

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@kiwix

This kind of offline website option is really important not just to people who have broken internet, but also those who live in remote areas or in difficult political situations.

Offline material can be distributed physically or through a local server and mesh network without ever connecting to the internet, which means it can bypass geographic or political barriers.

Kiwix themselves give an interesting example of this: kiwix.org/en/ladakhipedia-offl

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Kiwix is a free open source app for offline viewing and searching of Wikipedia, Gutenberg, StackExchange etc. It lets you use and distribute physical copies of websites entirely offline.

You can follow at:

➡️ @kiwix

The app is available for Linux, Mac, Windows, Android and iPhone/iPad from kiwix.org

Al's Geek Lab posts videos about the history of the PC and PC software, especially its early days in the 1980s and 1990s. You can follow at:

➡️ @alsgeeklab

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

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