Looking back, the were such a cool time of subculture experimentation, uninhibited silliness, and new electronic music genres popping up all the time. Even as a little kid I was enjoying it all.

Exempli: youtube.com/watch?v=nmYi5u9Bht

And @jflamman is on Mastodon! :catjam:

Ziet er naar uit dat ik morgen weer ouderwets onder een viaduct sta te draaien..

Good to be out and about with the Party Animals again. May 13 will be my next and then in June I'll be doing my first gigs again myself..

Did you know that in The Netherlands the @ sign is called "apenstaart" (monkey tail). Now you know..

The AndroidPIT article about Mastodon thinks that Mastodon "probably won't work" because:

- new users don't know who to follow or what to engage with
- additional complexity (instances, local/federated timelines) is a turn off

I find this the exact opposite of my experience. It was obvious what to do when you were new. The federated timeline had all the activity in it. When I learned that Mastodon could federate with other (GS) instances (people talked about it on the federated timeline after all), I looked at their public timelines and found more activity. Just knowing about federation helped me understand the concept of local and federated timelines.

My impression is that the writer was expecting Mastodon to suggest to them a list of people to follow, or provide a gentler onboarding experience. Twitter is not federated, so while a user coming to a Twitter-like service shouldn't expect to know what federation is, I still don't think it's a difficult concept at all.

Hello Social - this will be my handle for posts in English. For posts in Dutch I'm running my own instance at mstdn.nl

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