today i joined gnu social. the instance i chose was gnusocial.no because it's a vanilla instance. it doesn't use qvitter. one might suggest that i chose loadaverage.org but from previous experience i learned that you can't delete your account there. by the way, i also learned that you can neither delete your cock.li mail account, nor your pump.io account. anyway.
while on gnu social, i followed some important accounts. an account you can't afford not to follow is free software foundation. it's quite active too. another account is mikael nordfeldth. he is one of the original developers of gnu social who still uses it. his last post is four months old though. there is also a newer developer who is working on an activitypub plugin for gnu social: diogo cordeiro. this plugin is important because mastodon, which is the most popular platform on the fediverse, recently dropped support for ostatus, gnu social's protocol. the plugin is not yet adopted by gnusocial.no. i know because i was not able to follow tor project's mastodon account.