@judeswae well if you consider Noagenda Community a well known community
@yukiame I did not know Noagenda community but will look into it. Thanks for the suggestion.
@judeswae we are one of the biggest Server west of Mississippi - last known location Austin
@floreal Thank you. Indeed that's one of the ones I knew of. :)
La Quadrature du Net
Assembly Four (Switter)
Parti Pirate (Belgique)
Parti Pirate (France)
@vanecx Merci pour les infos.
@judeswae (définition assez large de "large/well-known", on est d'accord 😅 )
@dphiffer Thanks. I actually don't know the Xoxo conf. Will look into it. And yes, ThoughtWorks has one :) I did help set that up with some other Mastodon enthusiasts in the company. That's also a reason why I'm trying to compile this list. To show inside the company how far reaching this network is. :)
@maloki (Oh, it seems I missed your message there yesterday, sorry)
Yes, I thought about that (adding to the wiki), but I did not really know if people would find this appropriate or not. For example, the definition of "large or well-known" organization is a little confusing maybe. How do we keep this list somewhat limited and relevant? Any idea?
@judeswae Not too much ideas, but talk with some other people managing the wikis?
Maybe just define it as "organizations" nothing more nothing less?
@maloki ok, thanks for the suggestion.
@judeswae insaw a toot about a Brazilian government instance the other day. And some french as well. Still remember it was .gouv.fr :)
@rysiek Not trying to exclude anyone. Please shoot names of organizations on the Fediverse that you know of.
@judeswae didn't assume you do. It's just the kind of thing that annoys me just a tiny little bit. ;)
Greenpeace Switzerland have their own instance @greenpeace_ch
Also, the world's largest French-language TV network TV5 has an official account (they verified it through a link on their site): @TV5Monde
Orgs don't need to have their own instance to verify an account, they just need to refer to the account on their official website.
@switchingsocial Thanks for the info.
I'd argue that there is no "verification" system on Mastodon. But I get your point.
Though I think there is a difference in opening an official account on someone else's instance and hosting it yourself and offering the service for your members/ employees....
I'm looking for the latter.
I guess the benefit of just having a single account is it's an easy way of trying the platform out?
@switchingsocial For sure.
@judeswae Orgs as in NGOs or organizations in the more general use of the term? thoughtworks has it's own instance and gives it's employees accounts. They are best known for their technology radar and for the fact that Martin Fowler and several other agile rock stars work there.
@andreipetcu Yes. Orgs in the general sense of the word. And I do know about ThoughtWorks instance ;) Still waiting for Martin to join it. Working on it :)
@andreipetcu No worries. It was nice to see you mention it. :)
@andreipetcu Thanks for sharing that. It's nice to hear.
@uniporn Yes. It counts. Thanks for the suggestion.
@uniporn btw, I noticed that your handle says @kif.rocks but the Mastodon instance is at @toot.kif.rocks. How's that possible?
@uniporn No problem at all 🙂
@judeswae see https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation/blob/master/Running-Mastodon/Serving_a_different_domain.md. I'm thinking @moritzheiber was aware of that option though, so not sure why he didn't use it (I think he set up your instance?). That being said, changing it afterwards is not possible / will break things in mysterious ways, so I wouldn't advise that.
@judeswae I believe MIT has their own instance; hold on... here:
Other than that I can't recall any other org-owned instances for now. There are accounts though:
- the Yale Privacy Lab: @privacylab
- the EFF:
I'll let you know if/when others come to mind...
@pagrus Sounds like they do. If you want to add them, that would be nice.
@npd Hmmm. Thanks for that. I did not know it existed. I see on their about page that it is "NOT supported by W3C".
It's a cool thing, but I'm looking for organization that support a Mastodon (or fediverse) instance and run it for themselves or their members.
@thegcat Thanks for the link. Indeed, that list has helped to find some. But there are so many instances and not many indicators that suggest an organization is behind one or another.
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