Today's recommended follows:

🌟 @fedivision - Annual song contest right here on the Fediverse

🌟 @GIbiz & @BrendanSinclair - Well-respected news site about the video game industry

🌟 @miojao - Brazilian pro illustrator, uses low-poly 3D graphics to create a colourful handmade look

🌟 @beelzebubluna - Black cat who isn't messing around!

🌟 @EUSPA@social.network.europa.eu & @euspa@tube.network.europa.eu - Official accounts of the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), co-ordinates EU space services

@jcashin hey, Jamie you were looking for cycling peeps – this toot provides a list of such folks on masto:

mastodon.sdf.org/@velocipederi

We have now collectively gained 112,413 monthly active users in the last few days, and 149,720 compared to the end of March. That's a 62% increase. Total now at 384K MAU across Mastodon.

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Enjoying Mastodon so far. Some have pointed out it is "flaky.". To this I say please have patience please; it is undergoing a major influx of people from the bird site and so is suffering scaling issues. The server owners are working hard, for FREE, to deal with this... let's support them

Terms in languages that either sound better in the other language, or have no good English equivalent. One per reply please so we can mark the ones we like.

Feeling bad for not noticing this before but if you need a list of #Fediverse servers to recommend to your #scientific friends that want to leave #Twitter, there a list on fediscience.org: fediscience.org/server-list.ht

#science #academia

As one of the main Mastodon developers, I can't promise you that Mastodon will be a complete and exact Twitter replacement for you, but it may fit your use-cases, at least it does for me.

Just keep in mind that it is not exactly the same thing, some core design decisions are different (there isn't an unique centrally-governed website, but many interconnected servers operated by different individuals and organizations) and thus the tradeoffs can be different as well.

While I personally don't think Mastodon should aim at being an exact replacement to Twitter, I do hope Mastodon can be useful to more people wanting an alternative to Twitter! And I know there are lots of room for improvement, on things we do know, and on things we don't.

Also keep in mind that Mastodon is developed by only two core developers payed through a non-profit funded through sponsorship, grants and donations, so please be patient!

Saw someone complain that the police release regarding the protest expected in Ottawa this weekend, and disallowing vehicles, is a violation of their 5th amendment rights. Canada's 5th amendment reads "Order of Her Majesty in Council admitting British Columbia into the Union, dated the 16th day of May, 1871" Can someone help me understand how this is applicable here? Am I missing something?

Just requested my data from Twitter (sorry, Musk Social) which can do from twitter.com/settings/download_

Apparently it can take 24 hours to prepare the archive.

Once I have my data, I’ll be closing my Twitter (sorry, Musk Social) account this week and telling them to delete my data.

I'd appreciate any recommendations from people on accounts to follow specifically those related to ham radio, or cycling

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