Capcom VS Everyone is a bot that posts unusual crossovers featuring characters from popular culture. You can follow at:

➡️ @vs_everyone

It currently posts once a day.

WWWTXT is a hand-curated selection of public internet posts from 1980-1994. You can follow at:

➡️ @wwwtxt

They are also on a website at wwwtxt.org

The posts are curated by @kyraocean

Bodega Bot automatically generates Silicon Valley-style headlines every three hours. You can follow at:

➡️ @bodega

RetroStrangeTV is a livestreaming OwnCast account that shows weird old public domain films and television. You can follow at:

➡️ @rstv

You can watch the stream at live.retrostrange.com and there's a website at retrostrange.com

Janelle Shane is a research scientist who writes books, articles and blogs about artificial intelligence, as seen in major publications like Wired, Popular Science and Physics World. You can follow at:

➡️ @janellecshane

Shane runs a humorous blog about AI at aiweirdness.com and a personal website at janelleshane.com

Doodlebrink does fun little doodles rather than hugely serious works of art. You can follow at:

➡️ @doodlebrink

(The account is in German, but it's almost entirely a visual account where language doesn't matter.)

Russ Sharek is a clown. No really, he is literally a clown in a theatre group, and has an excellent podcast called "Two clowns in a closet". You can follow at:

➡️ @RussSharek

The podcast is available from circusfreaks.org/podcast

You can find out more about the troupe at circusfreaks.org

Xyzzy is a bot that posts randomly generated text adventure / interactive fiction scenarios. You can follow at:

➡️ @xyzzy

The bot posts every four hours, and you can reply to the posts to get responses related to the scenario.

Shork is a blåhaj who likes to swim in the Atlantic ocean and eat fish. You can follow at:

➡️ @shork

Shork is from blahaj.social, a server for people who own at least one Ikea blåhaj.

The Fedivision Song Contest is an annual event on the Fediverse where people enter new songs and on a particular day they are uploaded so the rest of us vote on a favourite. You can follow at:

➡️ @fedivision

The contest website is at fedivision.party

Note that the deadine of the 2022 contest will probably be extended by at least a week (the original deadline was 10th May).

Wikipedia Haiku is a bot that posts moving haiku poems every four hours, made up entirely of random phrases from Wikipedia. You can follow at:

➡️ @wikipediahaiku

MetalBand.exe is a bot that generates random metal band names in appropriate fonts and colour schemes. You can follow at:

➡️ @metalband_exe

The bot posts at four hour intervals.

NewDayMedia posts fun short videos of a sausage dog doing things. You can follow at:

➡️ @newdaymedia

My favourite is this... 🐶 diode.zone/w/5c0c7585-88e5-429

If the videos aren't visible from your instance yet, you can see them all at diode.zone/a/newdaymedia/video

Selfcare.tech posts regular hints for looking after yourself at regular intervals. It was originally aimed at developers who are overloaded, but it's useful to anyone under stress.

You can follow either the normal or less frequent versions of the account:

➡️ @selfcare (posts every 3 hours)

or

➡️ @selfcare_gentle (posts every 6 hours)

There's also a website at selfcare.tech

Vote Chess is a set of collaborative chess games on the Fediverse. Every hour a poll appears which lets you vote on the next move, with the AI responding.

You can follow and join in at:

➡️ @VoteChess

There are several games going on at once, each game has a different coloured board and that game's AI has a different name.

Joe Gran is an animator who does lovely short animations, often with a surreal style. You can follow at:

➡️ @joe@greatview.video (video account)

➡️ @joe@mstdn.io (main account)

Gran has a million subscribers on YouTube, but runs a PeerTube instance so people can watch on the Fediverse instead:

greatview.video

The instance has many different animators, you can follow from Mastodon by clicking on their "subscribe" buttons.

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