Not POSSE

Stepping back from POSSE by Ben WerdmüllerBen Werdmüller (Ben Werdmüller)

The indieweb has this intrinsic idea of Publishing on your Own Site, Syndicating Elsewhere: automatically sending your content to other social networks. When we pitched this as part of Known, we rightly got a lot of feedback about outsized supplier power from the social networks. They could withdraw their APIs - and if the value in the platform was in this ability to syndicate, instantly erode value in the platform. It doesn't take an industry analyst to see that this criticism was right on the money.The indieweb has this intrinsic idea of Publishing on your Own Site, Syndicating Elsewhere: automatic...

My pithy post about not doing POSSE anymore.. Facebook's disconnect has affected more than just my website. But this creates a new problem. How does one discover (or be discovered) when there is no centrally located lamp pole from which to stick one's flyer?

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Blog Discovery

How Do You Find New/Interesting Blogs? by Kicks Condor (Kicks Condor)

Mostly, similar to what coldbrain has said, I find blogs when they are casually mentioned on a blog or comment somewhere. Stuff like blogrolls and directories and such just don’t seem to exist. I know, because I’m constantly looking for them!

Reading one blog article that mentions another blog article that then mentions another blog article is the way that I have found interesting content over the years. I have a few hundred feeds in my RSS reader and that helps too. But I am sure that I am missing out on a lot more interesting…

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Enabling Better Communication on the Internet

Webmentions: Enabling Better Communication on the Internet by Chris Aldrich (alistapart.com)

Over 1 million Webmentions will have been sent across the internet since the specification was made a full Recommendation by the W3C—the standards body that guides the direction of the web—in early January 2017. That number is rising rapidly, and in the last few weeks, I’ve seen a growing volume of chatter on social media and the blogosphere about these new “mentions” and the people implementing them.

Chris Aldrich wrote an introduction to Webmentions on ALA.

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