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

Domains 2019 Reflections from Afar

Not being able to attend Domains 2019 in person, I was bound and determined to attend as much of it as I could manage remotely. A lot of this …

From Following Posts and Blogrolls (Following Pages) with OPML to Microsub Servers and Readers

I’m still tinkering away at pathways for following people (and websites) on the open web (in my case within WordPress). I’m doing it with an eye …

Getting Ready for Domain Camp | Domains of Our Own

Domain Camp 2019 is starting June 11! What should you pack and prepare for?<p>Want to build your own website and own your own content? Maybe improve an …

Lurking, Twitter, The Commons, and Private Posts

Yesterday I was catching up on chat logs and ran across a stub for lurking on the IndieWeb wiki. I cleaned up the formatting a bit and added some …

An IndieWeb Podcast: Episode 14 A loose collective of developers and techno-utopians

Running time: 1h 19m 57s | Download <i></i> (37.5MB) | Subscribe by RSS | Huffduff<p>Summary: Our first episode since January. We get caught up on some recent …

IndieWeb Book Club: Ruined By Design

Some of us have thought about doing it before, but perhaps just jumping into the water and trying it out may be the best way to begin designing, …

📅 RSVP to WordCamp Santa Clarita 2019

Not only will I be attending the inaugural WordCamp Santa Clarita, but they’ve accepted my proposal, so I’ll be talking about Micropub use with …

CiteULike is shutting down on March 30, 2019

The bookmarking service CiteULike is shutting down on March 30, 2019 after a 15 year run. While some may turn to yet-another-silo or walled garden I …

Reminder: IndieWebCamp Austin (& streaming) is this Weekend 2/23-24

Here’s a quick reminder that IndieWebCamp Austin is this weekend. If you’re in the #DoOO, #edtech, or #IndieWeb spaces and can’t attend in person, …

My site has a followers page now

I’ve had a following page (aka blogroll on acid) where I list all the websites I’m following in my feed reader (along with OPML files for those who’d …

A hashtag functionality hiding with the ActivityPub for WordPress Plugin

I discovered yesterday that when I added a # (or hash, pound sign, octothorpe, et al.) in front of any word on my site, it created a native version …

On This Day functionality for WordPress

Last night while catching up on some of my feeds and I ran across a new WordPress plugin for creating On This Day-type functionality from Alan Levine.<p>…

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 201

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 …

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

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 …

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? …

👓 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 …

👓 My New Posting Workflow | grant.codes

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 …

👓 twenty eighteen | Matthias Pfefferle

Mein privates „Ich“ hat letztes Jahr sehr viel Raum eingenommen und auch beruflich hat sich viel verändert.<p>Das heißt ich hatte generell wenig Zeit …

Chris Aldrich

I use this website as my primary hub for online presence and communication and to some extent as my online commonplace book. I try to follow the …

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

Great overview of the building blocks of the IndieWeb from Voxxed Thessaloniki 2018. Hat tip: Jeremy Keith​​​​​​​​​<p>In these times of centralised …

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