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Whoa, I just realized MIT has their own Mastodon instance! The future is now!

mastodon.mit.edu

@nikola
That is surely good example.
Decentralization example for other institutions and organizations, and ultimately majority of user will switch from Twitter and Facebook.

@nikola See also mastodon.acc.umu.se and mastodon.acc.sunet.se :)

@pettter Nice! :) The more, the merrier!

I hope this will become a thing more academic institutions -- and related entities -- will embrace!

@nikola @pettter

Do... do they have LDAP integration for the the students/professors?

@pettter @nikola @manchot Nope, mastodon.acc.umu.se requires an @umu.se email, that's all.

It's fairly difficult to get an application approved to get the personal data from the central system for privacy reasons.

@nikola There's also instances for locations as well, like rva.party for Richmond, Virginia

@trebach Cool! Is that an "official" instance in any way? I.e. is it used / endorsed by any city officials?

@nikola Almost certainly not. There's only 46 users and the rules preclude some government officials from using it at all.

@trebach Ah. Still a neat idea, though!

I was surprised by the MIT instance because it's on an .mit.edu subdomain, which means it has at least a minimum of institutional support.

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