Social networks

I am (more or less) active on decentralized social networks like Mastodon. If you want to follow me there, I post about:

  • sustainability, sustainable science, and FLOSS on SciComm.xyz,

  • complex networks and neuroscience on FediScience.

I also have an account on Twitter but I’m typically never posting there for reasons that are explained in my page Environment and “big-tech”: impacts of digital economy, on VariabilityBlog, and in the side note at the bottom of this page.

Contrary to Twitter, Mastodon tries to promote more ethical and open micro-blogging, designed and moderated by humans for humans (no algorithms). Thank to the decentralized nature of the Fediverse, you can interact with diverse users all over Mastodon, Pleroma, or Peertube instances while enjoying a local timeline where posts are focused on your instance’s theme e.g. science if you’re on FediScience). You can also check other scientific instances on Mastodon, like:

Finally, if you don’t feel like joining a scientific instance, there are also many more that might interest you, have a look a the following pages:

As a side note, if you want to know what being on a centralized, unethical platform like Twitter looks like, here is what happened when I tried to talk about Mastodon there: https://nitter.net/FardetTanguy/status/1287734581999869954

The “unavailable” entries that you can see are posts that Twitter decided they would hide from everybody (but me) looking at the thread. So while I would think everything is normal, people looking at the thread would just not see half the content… Here are the missing posts, so you can check there was no insanity in them: