WebFinger is a really cool internet protocol that allows retrieving of user information. You might know it from using Mastodon as it's used for looking up users there.

Fun with Mastodon handles

As mentioned above Mastodon uses WebFinger to resolve users. This can be used as a simple redirection mechanism, described more in depth (and for interested readers who want to set this up themselves) on Maarten Balliauw's blog.

Below is a list of Mastodon handles you can use as aliases for my main account @networkexception@chaos.social: