It’s a Journey

A user considers by Jeremy CherfasJeremy Cherfas (jeremycherfas.net)

There's a strain of thought going around that the IndieWeb is deliberately exclusionary. I don't know why, and I've tried to counter that kind of message when I see it, but it is only the deliberately part that I feel I can counter. With a couple of little exceptions, I see no evidence that barriers are being erected intentionally. I just see that the people who create the building blocks sometimes forget to put themselves in a less-knowledgeable user's shoes. Once that has been pointed out, as Eli did, they're quick to fix things.

Jeremy, when I first started using the IndieWeb plugins, I was initially frustrated and despite a technical background, felt at a loss in understanding what was going on. Several posts by Chris Aldrich helped get me past the frustrating stage but I admit that right now, all of this is very much a work in progress. It's not ready for the general public.

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I work in application security architecture and I live in Montgomery Township, New Jersey with my wife Bhavna. Passionate about photography, you’ll find me writing about cybersecurity, tropical aquariums, terrariums, hiking, craft breweries, and capturing birds on camera. My prose is like a caffeinated squirrel—fast, unpredictable, and occasionally insightful.

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  1. Absolutely correct. The people are eager and willing to help, and I would not have got anywhere without them. Which is why I am careful to say that I see no deliberate effort to exclude anyone. But as you say, it isn't ready for everyone either. Nor will it be, I don't think.

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