I want to say that running an instance is not profitable - most of them are run at a loss because most don't have Patreons. This isn't a business - this isn't politics - this is a hobby, a service offered so friends can be made and a space offered to do so.
I guarantee you no successful instance is doing this for "clout" or for profit or good PR. That's simply no good motivator for running one and the ones that start that way always, and always will, crash and burn.
There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.
Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.
There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science
Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.
Found a https://rraurl.com/ sticker 🇧🇷
2600 summer issue is out: https://store.2600.com/products/new-issue-pdf-summer-2020
Oh and this system is legit. It doesn't store any personally identifiable information anywhere. You are not tracked in any way.
How it works: If enabled, your phone is turned into a Bluetooth beacon, registering close contacts you had with other people who run this too. If one of these people registers as Covid positive, you get a warning (and vice versa). This works cross-device between Android and iOS.
Relativty - An open source VR headset for $200: https://www.relativty.com/
"A clean start for the web" - https://macwright.com/2020/08/22/clean-starts-for-the-web.html
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