• https://mastodon.utwente.nl/about @utwente #UTwente, #Netherlands
• https://metu.life/about/ @Tuan #Metu, #Turkey
• https://mastodon.mit.edu/about @maxj @dukhovni #MIT, #USA
• https://mastodon.ocf.berkeley.edu/about @staff UC #Berkeley, USA
Ever wonder why your local county or municipality didn't use a .gov domain? They used to cost $400 per year to keep registered. Now they're free:
I am happy to reveal that a non-profit legal entity for Mastodon, Mastodon gGmbH, is in the process of being entered into the German company register.
For context, I have been operating as a sole proprietor so far.
It's been in the works for 8 months but I didn't want to announce anything until everything was finalized just in case it didn't work out. Yesterday, I paid in the starting capital.
It wouldn't be possible without the help and advice of @mellifluousbox. More to follow in blog form.
The Soyuz rocket from @Roscosmos rolled out to its launch pad today in Kazakhstan. It will lift off Friday taking three Exp 65 crew members to the space station. More pix... flic.kr/s/aHsmUcoKF4 pic.twitter.com/MEgU5c8xWj https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1379492851738931200
The joinpeertube.org lists white supremacist #PeerTube instances. One instance actively describe themselves as "white nationalist". It's not subtle.
What the fuck? Were you aware of this, @Framasoft ? Do you run joinpeertube.org ? If so, why are you linking to and endorsing a site that is actively promoting Nazis?
Has anyone else seen this think-tank "meta-proposal" for Twitter, Inc's reinvention of the Fediverse?
What is going on here and why can't these groups recognize the existing open social cloud ecosystem?
You may see some people on the Fediverse use Twitter-style verification symbols such as next to their names.
These are NOT verfied users, it's just a custom emoji which anyone can add. Because the Fediverse is decentralised, there is no direct verification system and these symbols carry no meaning.
However, if you are on Mastodon and you own a website, you CAN verify yourself as the site's owner using this tip:
Bluesky thinking of a "governance" body of the fedivers - If it does not have elephants running around throwing paper planes it's likely the wrong structure #bluesky thinking http://hamishcampbell.com/index.php/2021/03/13/bluesky-thinking-of-a-governance-body-of-the-fedivers/
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