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.

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Owning it

In a conversation on micro.blog (also a comment thread here Eivind Hjertnes asked why I chose to microblog on WordPress rather than using a hosted account at micro dot blog.

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.

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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.”

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Liked: 1 Million Webmentions | snarfed.org

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.

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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.

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