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

The Small Technology Foundation researches and promotes online services designed for human beings rather than corporate profits.

You can follow their live streaming account at:

➡️ @fedi

and you can follow the founders at

➡️ @laura

➡️ @aral

The Small Technology Foundation's website is at:


Al's Geek Lab is a video channel with in-depth looks at technology, retro computing and retro gaming. You can follow at:

➡️ @alsgeeklab

If the videos aren't visible from your server yet, you can see them all at tilvids.com/a/alsgeeklab/video

(If you followed this account before March 2022, please read this: mstdn.social/@feditips/1079165)

Glyn Moody is a technology writer and journalist, often discussing open standards and copyright, best known for the free software book "Rebel Code". You can follow at:

➡️ @glynmoody

Moody is a regular contributor to Techdirt at techdirt.com/user/glynmoody and Walled Culture at walledculture.org

Moody's blog is at opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

Ian Betteridge is a veteran tech journalist, used to edit the UK magazine MacUser and is well known for accidentally coining "Betteridge's Law of Headlines".

You can follow at:

➡️ @ianbetteridge

Betteridge's blog is at ianbetteridge.com

You can find out more about the "Law of Headlines" at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betterid

Jackson Palmer is a developer, ambient musician and host of the Griftonomics podcast, discussing the snake oil and scams being promoted by various tech groups. You can follow at:

➡️ @ummjackson

Jackson's website is at ummjackson.com,

Griftonomics can be listened to at anchor.fm/griftonomics

bandcamp is at ummjackson.bandcamp.com

LWN.net is one of the internet's longest-running news sites about free open source software including Linux. You can follow them at:

➡️ @LWN

Their website is at lwn.net

They were originally founded in 1998 when "LWN" stood for "Linux Weekly News". They now cover much more than that, with items about the free open source software world in general.

Code The City is a grassroots initiative based in Scotland that organises workshops, user groups, hack events etc to promote open data and libre technology as forces for public good.

You can follow at:

➡️ @CTC

Their website is at codethecity.org

LibreCast aims to provide a next generation internet with better privacy, more decentralisation, less spam and better energy efficiency by using "multicast". You can follow at:

➡️ @librecast

The website is at librecast.net

You can see a brief overview on its funding page at nlnet.nl/project/LibrecastLive

For a clearer explanation of what multicast even means, see the video at spectra.video/w/qd4Tn4wXg9JM34

Dan the 3D Printing Dad is an enthusiastic fan of 3D printing, you can follow at:

➡️ @3DPrintingDad

Dan has a Printables page at printables.com/social/14212-da

Many of the free open source tools Dan uses can also be followed on here, for example @FreeCAD and @octoprint

Vex0r creates short videos about popular culture including TV, games, food, toys, tech etc, especially from the 1990s and 1980s. You can follow at:

➡️ @vex0r

If the videos aren't visible from your server yet, you can see them all at tilvids.com/a/vex0r/videos

(If you followed this before March 2022, please read this - mstdn.social/@feditips/1079165)

Bits & Bäume ("Bits & Trees") is a German campaign group which aims to build bridges between technology fans and environmentalists. You can follow at:

➡️ @bits_und_baeume (main account, in German)

More info at bits-und-baeume.org

Some of the local branches are on here too (all are in German):

➡️ @bitsundbaeume_berlin (Berlin)

➡️ @BitsUndBaeumeDresden (Dresden)

➡️ @bitsundbaeume_stuttgart (Stuttgart)

May Contain Hackers 2022 is a "hacker camp" festival in the Netherlands based in a holiday village. It's taking place in August 2022, you can follow at:

➡️ @mch2022camp

The website for the event is at mch2022.org

(Just for clarity, the term "hacker" here doesn't mean criminals! It just means people who enjoy getting to know how software/hardware/whatever really works, tinkering with it etc, kind of like "lifehacks".)

Molly White is the creator of the "Web3 is going just great" project which tracks the latest news of cryptocurrency/NFT disasters, scams and collapses. You can follow at:

➡️ @molly0xfff (White's account)

➡️ @web3isgreat (project account)

The project's website is at web3isgoinggreat.com and features a useful interactive timeline of the news items.

Pine64 make low-price Linux-based smartphones, computers, smartwatches etc. You can follow them at:

➡️ @PINE64 (main account)

➡️ @pine64eu (European online shop)

➡️ @pine64tilvids (video account)

Their site is pine64.org

Pine64 hardware is for tech fans who like to customise their devices, and made in collaboration with the user community. They're not intended as "daily drivers".

Open Tech Vids posts creative commons and public domain videos about technology. You can follow at:

➡️ @opentechvids

If the videos aren't visible from your server yet, you can see them all at tilvids.com/a/opentechvids/vid

(If you followed before March 2022, please read this post - mstdn.social/@feditips/1079165)

Never Obsolete posts photos and screenshots of old games, software and other items of computing history. You can follow at:

➡️ @256

They have a website at never-obsolete.tumblr.com

Veronica Explains posts guides about Linux, computing and random tech. You can follow at:

➡️ @vkc (main account)

➡️ @veronicaexplains (video account)

Veronica also has a website at vkc.sh

If the videos aren't visible from your instance yet, you can see them at tilvids.com/a/veronicaexplains

Cory Doctrorow is a novelist, journalist and campaigner, especially for reforming copyright law and promoting Creative Commons.

You can follow him on the Fediverse at these official accounts:

➡️ @doctorow

➡️ @pluralistic

(Note that the Pluralistic account posts long threads of up to 15 toots at a time.)

Doctorow has a personal website at craphound.com and a blog at pluralistic.net

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