One of the most fascinating online phenomena is the nostalgia of new beginnings. It always becomes apparent when a new place for social encounters is created somewhere on the Internet. People who have been on the Internet since the beginning of the World Wide Web, or at least like to pretend to be, then whisper to each other on the newest social network that everything here is so nice and fluffy, so authentic, and that everyone is still seriously interested in each other. Here everything feels like it was at the beginning of the Internet again.
Of course, this is mainly due to the fact that the enthusiastic first movers took their handle from the old network and followed the same people whose handle they knew from the other networks. The difference to your previous digital home is mainly due to the fact that not everyone who you followed there, who you networked with because you happened to meet in person at the re:publica yard, is there yet, even though the content only appeals to you moderately interested people – not to mention everyone else who you didn’t actually want to have anything to do with, but who spoiled your mood and your network and clogged up your algorithmically sorted timeline.