There was a group of cloggers
at the fair that day too, and I was fascinated by the noise and fun they were having. They borrow a lot from square dancing as it turns out. A single male clogger is called a "buck," a single female clogger is a "wing," and a couple is "buck and wing." There's a lot of Irish, Native American, and Appalachian influences. It's a truly American folk dance, a melting pot of cultures. Contra is not as familiar to me, but if I wasn't so far away from everything, I might take a class!
Oh, and I forgot my standard #newhere
greeting, so here:
Welcome to Diaspora!Diaspora takes time
to become what you want it to be. Unlike Fakebook, D* won’t suggest “people you may know” or “stuff you might like.” So you kinda have to build it yourself, following #hashtags
about stuff you’re interested in, and following people who share those interests. The people you follow, you can “categorize” in Aspects, including making up your own aspect categories, so in that way it can become something like a “Facebook group,” and you can share stuff with just that one aspect group then only those people will see it. So that’s kinda cool.
I think the interface is simpler than Fakebook, and it has more features, like the formatting and stuff that Facebook doesn’t have. You can ignore spammers and idiots, and that gets their stuff out of your feed. They can still see anything you post publicly, but they can’t comment on it.