Other Resources for Friend-Finding
Since there are so many new people on the fediverse looking for others to follow, I figured it would be worth pointing out there are other tools available to help with this. About 6 months ago I released this script which you can find here: https://gitlab.com/Practical.Apps/fedi.friend.rec that you can use to find users based on who you already follow. Of course you need to be following at least a few people already for it to be useful but I think it's still worth trying for most of you. Now, you do need to be comfortable running python scripts to use it but it's really quite a simple program, the code is heavily commented if you are unsure. I was offering to run it for people when it came out and I would be willing to do so again, but in the interest of saving myself some trouble I'd strongly encourage you to try it on your own or have a friend run it rather than ask me. If you know me or are truly without any friends with programming ability I may make an exception. If you are coming from twitter you may have already seen https://fedifinder.glitch.me/ but if you had not I would suggest you check it out. The naming is merely a coincidence as I did not code this utility but author Luca Hammer (@Luca@vis.social) seems like quite a nice guy and has been working very hard polishing up this project. It will scour your follows on twitter to see if any of them have linked a fediverse profile in their twitter bio. This has pushed Luca and his service plan on the server to it's limits so in addition to checking out his work I would encourage you to show him some support any way that you can. I would ask the same for myself but the situation with me and my own server resources seems much less dire. At least for the time being FF seems to be handling the influx of users quite well.