Sonant Thoughts – Episode 28: Pressing The CaseComments


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

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?

Des asked if I was planning to release my Webmentions Directory as a plugin rather than a page template.

I hadn’t considered it but he got me thinking.

I wondered about the best way to do it and came up with creating a shortcode that can be entered on any post or page, and also in a template with the do_shortcode() function.

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Status

What’s in a name?

I have been wondering recently if the name of this blog, Social Thoughts, is still relevant or valid.

When talking about ‘social’ in the context of the web we are normally referring to social networks – the mainstream players like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – but I haven’t been writing about them very much lately.

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What’s in a name?