Welcome

Welcome to my homepage. It has been reworked in the winter 2023/24 as part of my journey away from the monopolistic social media empires, and my renewed interest in blogging and owning the place where my work is shown.

Here is a list of the most recent posts:

  • Forgetting things on the internet

    Previously (Preventing memory loss for tango blogs) I shared how I wanted to get old tango blogs to be archived on archive.org so we don’t lose the stories and ideas from our collective memory. A reader commented that she also has one of the blogs on my list, and would like some individual posts be…

  • Preventing memory loss for tango blogs

    Once upon a time there was this great tango blog, but… I can’t find it anymore. It has been abandoned by its owner, and the content is lost forever. Wait, don’t we have https://archive.org for cases like this? Yes, and no. Content is not automatically archived. Someone needs to start the archival process. Let’s make…

  • Building a better tango community, one website at a time?

    Here’s an idea for making my home tango community better. I have provided the regional calendar since 2007, and it contains a calendar of milongas, workshops, and some lessons, a list of announcements, and everything together not just as a portal website, but also as a regular weekly newsletter that gives an update on what…

  • What makes Facebook so useful?

    The tango network has been using Facebook for more than a decade, and many are using Facebook predominantly for their tango life, which doesn’t just include the dance as an activity, but also a great way to make friends, participate in community, or travel. Tango has been proven over and over again that it becomes…

  • “How will the transition work?”

    Last weekend this question came up at a milonga: If we move away from Facebook, how will that work? Certainly there would be a phase where we will need to be on Facebook still, while building the alternative? Of course, and it won’t be easy. Especially because we don’t yet really know if people (“everyone”)…

  • Getting our hands dirty

    Here are the current test setups for the “An alternative to facebook?” that I have set up:

  • An alternative to facebook?

    A few years ago (2015-ish) I started a Facebook group called “An Alternative to Facebook for the Tango Community“. It was meant to attract interested community members to explore what is out there and to contain ideas and evaluations of possible options. Facebook back then was quite good and still had graph search, and wasn’t…