What’s a Fediverse Handle?

The Fediverse is the term coined to encompass a number of federated social networks, including Mastodon, Pixelfed, Lemmy, and more. I’m a big fan of the Fediverse!

So what’s the handle part?

Since there are a bunch of different Fediverse “apps” and those apps each have their own collection of instances, Fediverse handles are a little different from corporate social media usernames, and a bit more like email addresses.

Basically, it’s your username, followed by your instance, so people know where to find you. Here’s mine:

If you choose to join the Fediverse, shoot me a mention! I’m always happy to connect with folks on there. 🙂