Just joined. Anyone have recommendations for tech or music accounts to follow?

@hoof Welcome to the fediverse! Try searching hashtags for #foss #OpenSource and whatever #music genres you’re into. Also try the #introductions tag and consider posting an introduction of your own.

@ghost_bird @hoof after checking the introduction tag you can also check #trunk. it is a directory of folk in fediverse by topics of interest. :) Welcome to the fediverse.

@eylul @hoof Thanks, but I’m afraid a lot of people here don’t appreciate tools for mass following or scrapers. Unless that database is opt-in only?

@eylul @hoof ...I see it is opt-in only, though, so that’s fine. Sorry for the sharp response but there’s at least one instance out there scraping profiles for a database - I had to suspend them.

@ghost_bird @hoof oh no no, it is a valid question to ask but yeah trunk existed from early days of fediverse, and is not a bot. :)

@ghost_bird @hoof Trunk is VERY manual and VERY opt in. To add yourself to the registry you poke one of the maintainers politely in a DM (or the DM the bot who also I believe just forward your request to a maintainer) and ask them to add you (or remove in case of a move etc) to some lists.

It is intended for people who want to be open to be followed by new people.

(deleted and redrafted due to typo)

@ghost_bird @hoof and don't miss to add #newhere, established many years ago, a bit before Mastodon actually.

@hoof welcome. #Infosec has some good people every now and then, if you're into that. Generally, browsing through hashtags is a good strategy.

Specifically, I would recommend @djsundog @sir @cjd @cwebber @jerry @dredmorbius @alcinnz @Are0h @Gina

These should get you started.

Follow broadly, block and mute liberally (wordplay half-intended). Be the social media algorithm you want to see in this world. :blobcatcoffee:

@rysiek @hoof @djsundog @sir @cwebber @jerry @dredmorbius @alcinnz @Are0h @Gina

Hrmuf so people are following me for actual infosec info and not, like, abstract political commentary, terrible music links and silly polls ?

uhh, don't use sprintf() kids.

@cjd @hoof @djsundog @sir @cwebber @jerry @dredmorbius @alcinnz @Are0h @Gina I thought "infosec" means "informed sectarian", an enlightened political party member.

@rysiek @cjd @djsundog @sir @cwebber @jerry @dredmorbius @alcinnz @Are0h @Gina less than 24 hours on Mastodon and this is the most vibrant discussion I've had on social media to date. kudos to you all.

Sign in to participate in the conversation

Hello! is a general-topic, mainly English-speaking instance. We're enthusiastic about Mastodon and aim to run a fast, up-to-date and fun Mastodon instance.