“I hope it presents both some technical aspects of the IndieWeb but more so introduces how the IndieWeb experience is personal and is shaped by each individual.”
“it is with a mix of curiousness and concern that I try to wrap my head around some of the challenges of creating social interactions in a decentralised manner, while respecting the privacy of people and keeping them in control over their own data”
Even the IndieWeb website doesn’t do a great job of explaining what it is, or what it means to “join the IndieWeb”. As far as I can tell, it’s a collection of practices and technologies that connects independent blog-type websites together into a quasi social network.
When taking the decisions I have about leaving the major social networks over the past few years (LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+, Facebook, Twitter) and moving towards a more #indieweb online existence I am aware that I am placing myself within a certain community with certain ideals.
Eli Mellen wrote a great post about how the #indieweb needs to be more accessible to non-developers. It prompted some considered response including this post from Jeremy Cherfas in which he points to a response from Peter Molnar. And then there is “An Indieweb Podcast” from David Shanske and Chris Aldridge.
With a view to replacing Workflow with Drafts (at least as far as is currently possible) I decided to look at posting #indieweb like and replies directly from the app itself.
The initial answer was simple – I’ve had this WordPress blog since 2008 so it just made sense. But, as I’ve said before, it goes way beyond that and is very much the driving factor behind a lot of what I’ve been doing lately in culling various accounts.
Liked: Fears of the IndieWeb…
”Some of my favorite memories of writing online were during the early days of Blogger, prior to the Google acquisition. Personal journals were still a fairly new idea, with fairly few people publishing them. We were a community of people and of writers and we had a connection to each other and a desire to share, help, and enjoy unique content online. This feels like that.”
Ryan reports that we have likely passed the “1 million webmentions sent” mark which is a brilliant milestone and achievement.
As he explains, while there are a few larger services, such as webmention.io and Bridgy, the very idea behind webmentions is that they don’t require a central conduit. They are designed to be point to point, directly from one site to another, so the actual number could be higher.
The upshot was that Google Reader was both the standard bearer and pall bearer for RSS at the same time.
Chris Aldrich gives a thorough rundown and rationale behind his new /following page.
He has re-enabled the native Link Manager in WordPress (it was disabled in v3.5) and gone into detail about how he has used this and plugins to create the new page.
While quickly discussing an issue (where native comments from others were posted as from me on micro.blog) Aaron Parecki pointed out on the #indieweb slack that the microformats markup was incomplete in that the comments were missing h-cards.
Liked: IndieWeb: The Book…
”For the month of November… I’m going to endeavor to lovingly craft together a string of about 2,000 words a day on the topic of the IndieWeb to create a book geared toward helping non-developers… more easily own their online identities and content.” – Chris Aldrich.
Colin Devroe wrote a thorough and thought-provoking response to my most recent musings on replies and comments. I would urge you to check it out.
He makes some very interesting and compelling points while outlining his particular answer to the question about comments.
When writing about ownership I explored the difference between comments and replies and that part of it was context.
I started thinking about that again but in a wider sense.
I’ve never really liked that Medium turned all replies into full posts so that they showed as standalone items in your feed.
Liked: Scripting News: August 21, 2017…
Dave Winer wants to “reconcieve blogging, to make it more like Facebook, but not in a silo” – I wonder what he’s got in mind.
My first reaction is something along the lines of micro.blog where reading, posting and commenting are all available within the same interface/experience.
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As I’ve written before, I think mass adoption of #indieweb technologies (at least in their current guise) is only likely to happen by stealth. There needs to be a big player willing to dip their toes in the water and really drive things forward in a way that is invisible to end users.
Part of the “magic” of the #indieweb is microformats markup (more specifically, microformats2) which helps sites pick out key pieces of information from one another so they can communicate more effectively.
“Your Website: A Declaration of Independence”
Matthias on why the #indieweb.
Reworking the blog for the #indieweb meant adding microformats2 classes to specific template areas in order to correctly identify the required content.
Nowhere is this felt more keenly than in the social element that ties much of the indieweb together: webmentions.