Sonant Thoughts – Episode 28: Pressing The Case


The widespread adoption of #indieweb technologies will only happen if it is made simple, maybe even simpler than the alternatives.

This will likely only happen by stealth, by introducing it as core functionality rather than something that needs to be manually configured.

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Sonant Thoughts – Episode 28: Pressing The Case

I’ve read a number of pieces recently, such as this one, reinforcing the point that the #indieweb is not designed to push people away from social networks.

While some would prefer users to migrate to alternatives to the big networks the indieweb acknowledges that these platforms are popular so just wants to establish ownership of content.

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Whither microblogging?

I never actually considered Twitter to be a microblogging platform, at least not for my own purposes.

At its most basic level your Twitter profile fits that brief (a reverse chronological list of short posts from a single author) but the lack of true ownership and the overarching social aspect meant I could never really see it as such.

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Whither microblogging?

I don’t know if it’s just because I’ve been paying more attention to the #indieweb recently but striking out on your own definitely seems to be more popular lately.

Perhaps it’s just a bit of observation bias where you see (or at least pay attention to) more of what you’re focused on.

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In transition

In reply to: Perhaps I’m not quite reading your meaning properly, but I’m curious about the portion about your having turned off comments. I also notice your link

When I rebooted the blog last year I aspired to the goals of the indieweb but wasn’t yet familiar with the #indieweb movement. I knew I wanted ownership of what I was doing but hadn’t filled in the fine details.

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In transition