WeAreFairphone on Mastodon

Maybe. I think it would make more sense to stop cross-posting retweets and boosts, maybe even replies too. Especially since you can hide boosts and replies from your mastodon home, but not if they come from another platform.


Replies to my knowledge aren’t crossposted anyway.

I still think it makes a lot of sense to crosspost retweets e.g. of other people’s event announcements. Or other important news (crowdinvestments, special offers, Android upgrades, etc.).
Doing those manually instead would mean I’d stop doing it.

I could try what happens when I delete crossposted retweets of someone asking about experience with Fairphone, i.e. if they get recreated again.

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I’m new to Mastodon, i have followed both @Fairphone and @WeAreFairphone but only the official one is appearing in my feed.
Trying to add again @WeAreFairphone returns “You are already following this account”. I don’t get what i’m doing wrong. Any help?

Maybe you can ask the very same question on Mastodon. With luck, people from the same instance as you can try and see how it works for them.

Is that actually the “official account”? A year later it is still not listed in the “Connect” section at the very bottom right of fairphone.com.

Technically it’s a crossposter account, i.e. everything posted on twitter (except replies) is automatically posted there, too.

Maybe @Monica.Ciovica can ping the right people to get it it listed with the other social media accounts.

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Hi Ingo, I will check with our developers to see when they can make the addition. We have been debating over the channel, as we use it mostly for sharing information and are not actively present - for the time being.
As such, having it listed on the website might be misleading. I’ll take it up with the team and get back to you :slightly_smiling_face:

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It’s still not listed here:

Is there any news?

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Have any more local Fairphone communities joined Mastodon by now?

I am about to finally do so for aachen.fairphone.community and am undecided which instance to join. I understand I can still change the instance later, but it would not be the most helpful thing to keep doing so (especially for those who want to find us through other places – would have to keep changing the information there).

I would just be interested to see if there is already some sort of cluster of Fairphone Angels or communities on Mastodon. It wouldn’t hurt to link up there as well (you can see I haven’t really got a clue yet :blush: ).

If you don’t mind, feel free to post your local community account here.


most of the time it doesn’t matter which instance you join, as they’re all interoperable (unless an admin of an instance specifically blacklists another one from federating with it).

Anyway, for a start:


I wonder if it’s time to delete the Twitter account of WeAreFairphone…

It still has about twice as many followers compared to the Mastodon account. But interaction is almost non-existent, the number of impressions per month is around 600 (single popular posts in the past had reached more than 10k for comparison) and it recently loses 50-100 followers per month (I guess as people leave Twitter, not because of the account, but that’s just a guess).


Fairphone Community Aachen recently decided to donate a few Euros to our Mastodon instance nrw.social (we have some modest local community funds mainly resulting from hardware donations from a local community member). I’m regarding this as our annual contribution for 2022, so I calculated it on a fixed monthly “rate”.

Fairphone Community Aachen’s (8 months old) Mastodon account now has more followers than our Twitter (57 months) and Instagram (12 months) accounts, but I will keep all three accounts for the time being – last but not least because it is quite apparent that each reaches a different audience, and as I think we cannot afford to no longer be able to profit from the official Fairphone account’s scope on the commercial networks (by way of being retweeted by Fairphone).


End of this month the crossposter bot for the company account will close down.
So I no longer need to tell people they won’t get any response when they comment a toot :wink:

The question is, will that lead to a proper presence on Mastodon / the fediverse as a whole, or is it just going to become dormant? :thinking:

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Well, I didn’t bring this up before … but I guess your question will be something to bring up again once this vacancy is filled: Social Media and Community Manager - Fairphone


Hello everyone! :sparkles:

Who created and has access to the Mastodon account? Please reach out through email asap

Thanks a lot!


I’ll email you right away on this with my (and @Ingo’s ) guess.