@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?
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.
@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.
@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 Could you please mention me when publishing the list you've compiled? I would very much appreciate it! Here's a short list of orgs - though few among those run their own instance: https://gitlab.com/fediverse/fediverse.gitlab.io/wikis/Official-Fediverse-accounts At the very bottom there's a link to servers which include some org's servers as well.
@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...
Thanks. I don't think the MIT one is an "official" one. The disclaimer sounds like it's not an initiative supported by the organization. Is there a way to confirm this?