Together with Frank Sonntag I have created a new Mastodon instance: FediScience, a friendly place where scientists can let their hair down.

There I will write about my work about the quality of climate data at a scientific level in English.

This will be/stay my private, sometimes German and local (#Bonn) account.

There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.

Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.

There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science

Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.

@VictorVenema Hello. Is there a community bot or other account I can follow to get a peek inside that community as it grows? Just to keep it on my radar. :)

Or if you post a reply from your other account there and it'll be easier to spontaneously click follow from my current interface.

Great idea btw.


@human_equivalent Hi Björn, not sure what kind of community bot you are thinking of. One that boosts all local toots?

As far as I can see you can see all members and if you click on them you can see all their toots. If not we should change that.

(If you copy the URL of someone's account in your own Mastodon instance search box, you will see the account and can easily follow.)

@VictorVenema @VictorVenema I don't know myself, I had nothing in specific in mind. Something that boosts all toots sounds a bit too spammy. :)

Yup, sure, that's true, I just wanted to sand down that awkward step. I think the less friction there is the faster it'll grow.

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