E Foundation / Murena

The E Foundation develops and maintains a free open source privacy-friendly de-Googled version of Android, which you can either install yourself on your existing phone or buy pre-installed on a new phone. They sell pre-installed phones through the Murena brand, all of which are manufactured by established companies like Fairphone, Samsung etc.

Fediverse address (E Foundation):
@e_mydata@mastodon.social

Fediverse address (Murena):
@murena@mastodon.social

Grow Your Own Services

Website from the creator of Fedi.Directory (that’s me!) which helps non-technical people create their own online services through managed hosting providers. Managed hosting means the hosting company does all the technical stuff behind the scenes, but you own and run the service. This allows anyone to make their own Fediverse servers, personal clouds, music streaming services and much more.

Fediverse address:
@homegrown@social.growyourown.services

Interzone Magazine

Long-running award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine founded in 1982, publishing short stories and non-fiction pieces as well as full colour illustrations. It publishes both established and unknown writers, and its past contributors include many luminaries such as Terry Pratchett, Iain M. Banks, Gwyneth Jones, J.G. Ballard, William Gibson etc.

Fediverse address:
@InterzoneMag@mastodon.online

WriteFreely

Free open source federated blogging platform. The interface and options are minimalist, with the focus on reading text with as few distractions as possible. It’s part of the Fediverse, so you can follow WriteFreely blogs from Mastodon etc. You can host a WriteFreely server yourself, or sign up on an existing server.

Fediverse address (main):
@writefreely@writing.exchange

Fediverse address (blog):
@writefreely@blog.writefreely.org

David Caulfield / Snooker HQ

Runs the website SnookerHQ.com which provides coverage of professional snooker. Founded in 2011, it includes match reports, features, interviews, podcasts and quizzes.

Fediverse address:
@snookerhq@newsie.social

Manyverse

A new kind of social network which works peer-to-peer, and all personal data is stored locally on your computer or phone. It’s part of the Scuttlebutt network, but has a user-friendly interface, features and branding that are aimed at a more mainstream audience. There are free open source apps for iOS, Android, Linux, Mac and Windows.

Fediverse address:
@manyver_se@fosstodon.org

Cut Copy

Australian synth pop band founded in 2001, they’ve released six albums to date with perhaps the best known track being “Lights & Music”.

Fediverse address:
@cutcopy@mas.to

Cryptomator

Free open source app that lets you add an end-to-end encrypted folder to your existing cloud service. It works with popular cloud services such as Nextcloud, DropBox, Google Drive, One Drive, iCloud etc. There are apps for Linux, Mac, Windows, iPhone/iPad and Android.

Fediverse address:
@cryptomator@mastodon.online