IndieWeb

By Chris Aldrich | Articles, notes, research, and material relating to the IndieWeb, user experience, user interface, social media and the web.

A Sketch for an IndieWeb Bullet Journal

Over the past several weeks I’ve been thinking more and more about productivity solutions, bullet journals, and to do lists. This morning I …

Dividing and Conquering the IndieWeb Related Content on My Website

Both for my own benefit as well as for that of others who may be following along, I realize that I’ve been tagging a lot of material on my site with …

👓 Static Indieweb pt1: Syndicating Content | Max Böck

How to automatically publish content from a static site on Twitter, using Eleventy and Netlify's lambda functions.<p>A nice little article with some …

👓 Why You Should Start A Blog In 2019 | Tedium

The independent blog has been in decline for years. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s why you should start a blog in 2019—and host it yourself.<p>A …

👓 There's One Encouraging Thought Buried In Zuckerberg's 2019 Challenge | Techdirt

Every year Mark Zuckerberg sets a "challenge" for himself for that year, which as many people have noted, Facebook has turned into a big PR vehicle …

Facebook

Reply to More thoughts about Micro.blog as an indie social network by Paul Jacobson

Brad Enslen is doing some great work over at Micro.blog, spreading the word about this innovative service. He published a post titled “The Case for …

Framing

Improving user experience with links, notifications, and Webmentions

Back in December, I was thinking about html links and the functionality of sending notifications using webmentions. Within the IndieWeb, this is …

Chatbots

I'll agree: Passive Tracking > Active Tracking

It’s always nice if you can provide real-time active tracking and posting on your own website, but is it really necessary? Is it always worthwhile? …

TV shows

👓 Signal v Noise exits Medium | Signal v. Noise

Three years ago we embraced an exciting new publishing platform called Medium. It felt like a new start for a writing community, and we benefitted …

Social Media

👓 My New Posting Workflow

So I have been working away on some new features on my site for quite a while now and it looks like everything is about ready. Honestly I don't …

Workflow

👓 twenty eighteen | Matthias Pfefferle

2018 war ein durchwachsenes Jahr!<p>Mein privates „Ich“ hat letztes Jahr sehr viel Raum eingenommen und auch beruflich hat sich viel verändert.<p>Das heißt …

Chris Aldrich

It's time to embrace open & disrupt social media<p>Feed reader revolution<p>What I'm up to<p>A Collection of IndieWeb Articles<p>Here's a selection of articles …

📺 Jeremy Keith on Taking Back The Web (Opening Keynote) at Voxxed Thessaloniki 2018

In these times of centralised services like Facebook, Twitter, and Medium, having your own website is downright disruptive. If you care about the …

An IndieWeb talk at WordCamp Riverside in November 2018

I’ve submitted a talk for WordCamp Riverside 2018; it has been accepted.<p>My talk will help to kick off the day at 10am on Saturday morning in the …

👓 The Last Goodbye | Path: Simple, Personal Social Networking

It is with deep regret that we announce that we will stop providing our beloved service, Path.<p>We started Path in 2010 as a small team of passionate …

An Indieweb Podcast: Episode 9 30 Days of Indieweb

Running time: 0h 58m 33s | Download (18.9MB) | Subscribe by RSS | Huffduff<p>Summary: David is about to head off abroad for a month. We talk about …

📺 IndieWeb: Taking back your content with practical decentralization steps | Decentralized Web Summit 2018 | YouTube

IndieWeb technology for online pedagogy

Very slick! Greg McVerry, a professor, can post all of the readings, assignments, etc. for his EDU522 online course on his own website, and I can …

👓 Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason | Wired

The philosophy of Hannah Arendt points to the banal evil beneath Facebook's many mistakes.<p>We definitely need some humanity and morality in our …

Facebook

🎙 The IndieWeb and Academic Research and Publishing

Running time: 0h 12m 59s | Download (13.9 MB) | Subscribe by RSS | Huffduff<p>Overview Workflow<p>Posting<p>Researcher posts research work to their own …

Reply to Brad Enslen about The Future of Blog Snoop

I’m hitting a fork in the road with this site and the experiment of using a blog as a directory of blogs. The problem here is me: I’m running out of …

👓 Farewell Social Media | James Shelley

I recently purged the data from my Facebook account. This effort was shockingly labour intensive: it took a browser script all weekend to crunch, and …

👓 Owning and controlling my own content | Laura Kalbag

One of the ultimate goals we have at Ind.ie is owning and controlling our own data. That means I want to have ownership and control over my own …

👓 Beyond my means | Laura Kalbag

When I wrote about owning and controlling my own content, I talked about trying to keep my “contentâ€� in its canonical location on my site, and …

👓 Why Some of Instagram's Biggest Memers Are Locking Their Accounts | The Atlantic

More meme accounts are going private. Their owners say it’s a new way to gain followers on a crowded platform.<p>Syndicated copies …

An IndieWeb Magazine on Flipboard

This morning I set up an IndieWeb Magazine on Flipboard. While it is “yet another silo”, it’s one that I can easily and automatically syndicate …

Webmentions: Enabling Better Communication on the Internet

Over 1 million Webmentions will have been sent across the internet since the specification was made a full Recommendation by the W3C—the standards …

Setting up WordPress for IndieWeb use

I spent some time this morning doing a dry run through setting up a suite of IndieWeb plugins on a fresh WordPress installation. Going off of a scant …

Post Kinds Plugin for WordPress

Post Types<p>Within the broader social media world there are a huge variety of types of posts. These range from common articles to status updates to …