There's a trending Hacker News thread where people share their favorite #mastodon accounts to follow. Come share yours!

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1

Mine are:

@Chrishallbeck (webcomics artist)

@lumen (writes jokes)

@Gargron (creator of mastodon)

@cwebber
(author of ActivityPub)

@Valentin_NC

@HerraBRE

@markhughes

@chrisBorg

@surma

@nolan

Would anybody here like to practice improv?

I've recently learned about discord and realized that the group voice chat is the perfect place to do some improv comedy online. I was really surprised it's not a thing yet, so I've made a server:

discord.gg/XHwFXQs

Come join us! You don't have to be good at this, English doesn't need to be your first language, socially awkward people are welcome! (I am one)

If you'd like to chat and make up some funny scenes - come have fun with us!

A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence – AI Timeline

knowlab.in/a-brief-history-of-

Everyone seems to be talking about Artificial Intelligence these days. It is good to remember that AI is not something new. Here is the brief timeline of Artificial Intelligence history.

Post World War 2, a variety of fields began to discuss the possibility of creating an artificial brain.

So, you've joined Fosstodon and are wondering, "now, how does this work?"

One thing that sets Fosstodon apart from traditional social media outlets (and some other instances) is the community's willingness to help and offer valuable feedback. This is especially true with new members.

Please don't hesitate to raise a hand (toot) and ask questions. If you prefer some reading material, @kev has written a great article to help you get started:
kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work

A big "welcome!" to all of our new members. It's great to see all the new faces and the steady flow of introductory toots!

For those members (new and old) that don't know, hub.fosstodon.org/ is full of information that is relative to our instance. From staff members to our Code of Conduct, you can find more information about Fosstodon! Make sure to check it out and, if you haven't already done so, make your first toot and tell us a bit about yourself.

Let's not all live only on social networks, especially not centralised & walled-in networks. Create your own personal corner on the web as it was designed for! Visit my good old-fashioned #homepage at proycon.anaproy.nl for information about me.

On my mastodon feed, I'll try to toot about various topics, mainly related to languages, natural language processing, open-source technology, privacy & security, and of course the occasional dog picture!

I've setup a new Mastodon server on mastodon.online. The idea is to provide another space for people who would've landed on mastodon.social but can't because it's closed.

Even though I am currently in charge of both there are still logical and infrastructural separations between the two that give this move meaning in the context of decentralization.

Not to mention I've already scaled to mastodon.social's size once, so it would be easier for me to do again than to scale mastodon.social further.

I'm tired of the cute penguin avatar, let's change it!

@tapaniraja @cavaliertusky @codesections

That"s the problem with Twitter
Data and Privacy problems
Maybe Mastodon could do this better in the Future ( Log in on Websites )

You"re right about the point that the most people on Mastodon are here because the have enough of the Big Data practices of other SocialMedia

@cavaliertusky @codesections
You"re right about Logging In with Maybe it"s power of it that"s seperate But I like it better with more integrations ⚒️

🎉🎈 Mastodon.Social has just welcomed its 500.000th user 🎂

At this 🌟special🌟 #milestone I would like to thank everyone in the #fediverse for the numerous interesting posts, the wonderful time and the untiring voluntary #community contributions that make it all possible.❤️

@Gargron #mastodon #mastodonSocial #500k #freedom

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Fosstodon

Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.