Widescreen Gaming Forum / WSGF

Online community testing PC games on various different monitor setups and noting how they perform. Founded in 2003, currently with over 2400 games in their testing database.

Fediverse address:
@WSGF@mastodon.social

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Award-winning brass band based in the North of England, formed by workers at the local coal mine in 1917. As well as dozens of domestic awards, the band has represented England at the European level and took part in the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. The band’s music and story were the basis for the hit film “Brassed Off” starring Ewan McGregor and Pete Postlethwaite.

Fediverse address:
@grimethorpeband@mastodonapp.uk

Dr Gregory B. Sadler

Adjunct Professor at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in the USA. Perhaps best known for running a popular video channel about philosophy, which aims to make complex classical philosophical ideas more accessible.

Fediverse address:
@GregSadler@metalhead.club

3D Printing Group

Fediverse group about 3d printing projects. If you follow the group and create a post that mentions the group account, the post will be shared with the rest of the group.

(Note that this group uses special software created by the group admin themselves, and works a bit differently to Guppe groups ⧉.)

Fediverse address:
@3dprinting@techhub.social

National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada

Canada’s public film producer and distributor, founded in 1939. Its massive archive is available to view online, and it continues to produce documentaries, animations, web programmes and alternative dramas.

Fediverse address (in English):
@NFB@socel.net

Fediverse address (in French):
@onf@socel.net

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Official account of the Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe. The Council of Europe is an independent international organisation protecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe.

Fediverse address:
@CommissionerHR@mstdn.social

(NOTE: The Council of Europe is a totally separate organisation from the European Union or the European Council. They just have similar names.)

GoToSocial

A new type of Fediverse server software which runs on cheap lightweight hardware and emphasises user safety and privacy. It supports both allowlists and blocklists, imports of lists from other servers, non-federated servers etc. To keep it lightweight there is no built-in web app at all, it is used entirely through third party apps compatible with the Mastodon API. It’s still in alpha testing but the official account is already running on a GoToSocial instance, and it’s a public alpha so others can have a go too.

Fediverse address:
@gotosocial@superseriousbusiness.org

Bits & Bäume (“Bits & Trees”)

German campaign group which aims to build bridges between technology fans and environmentalists.

Fediverse address (main account, in German):
@bits_und_baeume@mastodon.bits-und-baeume.org

Fediverse address (Berlin branch, in German):
@bitsundbaeume_berlin@mastodon.bits-und-baeume.org

Fediverse address (Dresden branch, in German):
@BitsUndBaeumeDresden@dresden.network

Shugmonkey

Professional illustrator who creates excellent striking portraits usually based around line drawings with additional colours and elements. It feels like these are lost book covers or album artwork.

Fediverse address:
@shugmonkey@mastodon.art

All Of Time And Space Podcast

Podcast series where the presenters watch every episode of “Doctor Who” from the very beginning in 1963, in broadcast order. Each episode has special guest fans and occasionally people connected to the series itself. Also features a quiz called the Mind Probe.

Fediverse address:
@AOTAS@mastodon.social