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OwnCast is a Fediverse livestreaming platform with built in chat, and is sort of a Fediverse alternative to Twitch.

You can follow the project itself at @owncast and find out more on the website at

You can follow OwnCast accounts from Mastodon etc and they will let you know in your feed when they go live.

Some good accounts to follow include (in no particular order):

@live - Live DJ sets, soulful house music

@jnktn_tv - Live DJ shows on Saturdays, lots of different music styles

@Hamish - Live streaming retro games, electronics projects, programming etc

@rstv - 24 hour streaming of weird retro films and TV

@hatnix - Linux gaming streams, usually in English but sometimes in German

@fedi - Monthly show by the Small Technology Foundation, promoting small scale privacy-friendly internet projects

@ozoned - Live streams about Linux and gaming

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Read the inspiring story of how Eyüpsultan, Turkey switched to free software, gained independence from proprietary software, and saved money ($$$) in the process! If they did it in their city, your city can do it too! | Read more at:

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featured video - The End of Internet Explorer

(follow @mrvex0r for more great retro-tech content!)

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By default, Mastodon has a 500 character limit for posts.

However, you may have seen posts with more than 500 characters.

This is possible because Mastodon is just one type of server on the Fediverse. Many of the accounts you interact with on here may be using different server types with different character limits.

For example, there are modified "forked" versions of Mastodon such as Glitch ( and Hometown ( which allow server admins to easily change the character limits.

There are also completely different kinds of servers such as Friendica ( which have much larger default limits.

Because the Fediverse uses a common technical standard for communication, different kinds of servers talk to each other seamlessly, and you won't necessarily notice which server types people use. (I'm on a server running Glitch Mastodon, which is how this post can be so long.)

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@Talkless I thought this was a joke when I first heard about it but it seems very odd as all of a sudden there is a big push towards this insects for human consumption. Very bizarre.

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Hello Fediverse!

We are KiCad, a cross platform and open source electronics design automation suite. We can help you make printed circuit boards.


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Is it worth trying to get rid of Google Microsoft Amazon Facebook and so on in your life?

Feel free to leave comments

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The FSF is hiring! Please see the following page for information about the full-time licensing and compliance manager, full-time program manager, and part-time bookkeeper positions:

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Got some free time this weekend? Join the hundreds of people contributing to LibreOffice! You don't need to be a programmer – and you can get cool merch too:

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Some random quick Mastodon tips which new people may find useful:

-You don't need link shorteners on Mastodon because all links count for 23 characters of your limit, no matter how long they really are.

-Make sure you include https:// at the start of website addresses so they will turn into clickable links.

-If you're using website Mastodon, you can switch to dark or light mode by going to ⚙️ Preferences > Site Theme > Mastodon Dark (or Mastodon Light). Some servers have even more colour options 🎨

-On the official app you can go to ⚙️ Settings and select Light or Dark there.

-You can report rule-breaking toots by clicking "..." on the toot and selecting Report. This goes to your server admin, and optionally anonymously to the rule-breaker's server admin too.

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I’m looking to buy a NAS, there’s so much choices… If you have any recommendations ?
(P.s : my budget is less than 300$)

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✨ Discover new people in the Directory! Explore our real-time index of topics or submit your account in less than 30 seconds! #peoplePowered #fediverse #fediverseDirectory

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I just have to say that I have been totally overwhelmed over the last 24 hours (in the best possible way) with how much interaction and participation this got. It's been so nice to learn more about the people that I share the fediverse with and the amazing benefits that some people are able to realize through the power of open source software (which happily beat out all of the other answers). Thank you to all who decided to follow and I look forward to interacting as things continue to evolve!

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The Free Software Awards winners were announced during this year's #LibrePlanet. Paul Eggert was this year's winner of the Award for the Advancement of Free Software. Read the full announcement at

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And the first piece on Antarctic science also dropped! Would love if you read it.

It's about the hunt for Antarctica's holy grail, an ice core that would allow us to travel back in time 1 million years and understand what the Earth's climate was like.


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I know it's not actually #caturday but I figured people would suffer my chaos for the cuteness

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Why did you end up coming to Mastodon? Pls boost so we can get some good data 🙌

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"The licenses for most software and other practical works are designed to take away your freedom to share and change the works. By contrast, the GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee your freedom[...]"

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