Island in the Net
A personal website by Khürt Williams, with inchoate ramblings on technology, photography, beer, and geekery.
A place to stick all the webmentions.
Over the past several years I’ve written a broad number of pieces about the IndieWeb. I find that many people are now actively searching for, reading, and implementing various versions of what I’ve done, particularly on the WordPress Platform.
Because of some discussions at IndieWebCamp Baltimore, work I’m doing on my related book, interactions with Aaron Davis and Khürt Williams, and even Michael Bishop’s forthcoming IndieWeb WordPress platform/resource, I’ve decided that it’s time to conglomerate a handful of these articles into a single page or collection to make finding and reading them in some sort of order a bit easier.
In many cases, people searching relevant pages on the IndieWeb wiki will hopefully find many of these articles and pieces also linked there or with short snippets of documentation as well. For those implementing things on their own websites, I heartily recommend the wiki as a first resource to see how others have done things and for examples of user interface and interaction. Caveat emptor: Just because I’ve done something in a particular way is a poor excuse to replicate it, and even then I’m always iterating, so your mileage may vary.
An Introduction to the IndieWeb (07÷28÷17)
A New Way to “Know and Master Your Social Media Flow” (4÷11÷17)
How many social media related accounts can one person have on the web?! (10÷17÷16)
Feed reader revolution (6÷9÷17)
Webmentions (Article coming soon)
Micropub (Article coming soon)
RSS Feeds on BoffoSocko.com (12÷18÷16) – differentiating feeds and limiting posts for email subscribers
Buzzfeed implements the IndieWeb concept of backfeed to limit filter bubbles (2÷20÷17) – Some thoughts on comments sections and backfeed
Plugin specific articles
Post Kinds Plugin for WordPress (8÷11÷17)
Using Facepiles in Comments for WordPress with Webmentions and Semantic Linkbacks (10÷6÷17)
Threaded Replies and Comments with Webmentions in WordPress (12÷15÷17)
Browser Bookmarklets and Mobile Sharing with Post Kinds Plugin for WordPress (1÷10÷17)
Replies with introductory content
POSSE and PESOS on the IndieWeb (11÷19÷17)
Setting up IndieWeb replies in WordPress (9/17/17)6/17/16
Particular Post Kinds and Pages
Social Media Accounts and Links
Ask me anything
Webmention + Books = BookMention (6÷6÷16)
A New Reading Post-type for Bookmarking and Reading Workflow (8÷22÷16)
Owning my Online Reading Status Updates (11÷20÷16) – a PESOS-based method involving Reading.am and IFTTT
PressForward as an IndieWeb WordPress-based RSS Feed Reader & Pocket/Instapaper Replacement (12÷31÷16)
Early notes on PressForward for read posts (12÷17÷16)
Transitioning from Pocket to PressForward (2÷26÷2017)
a note on reading UI
An update to read posts for physical books (12÷11÷17)
Marginalia, notes, highlights, fragmentions
BoffoSocko.com Now Supports Fragmentions! (7÷21÷15)
Hypothes.is and the IndieWeb (6÷17÷16) – Explorations with annotations and marginalia
Notes, Highlights, and Marginalia: From E-books to Online (10÷24÷16)
Some thoughts on fragmentions (1÷5÷17)
Un-Annotated by Audrey Watters (Hack Education) (5÷10÷17) – an example of highlights and marginalia on an exterior post with PressForward, Hypothesis, and my site.
Reply to Annotating Web Audio by Jon Udell (1÷7÷18)
Fragmentions for Better Highlighting and Direct References on the Web (1÷23÷18)
The beginnings of a blogroll (6÷26÷17)
OPML files for categories within WordPress’s Links Manager (11÷13÷17)
@Mentions from Twitter to My Website (4÷15÷17) – An outline of how I used Indieweb technology to let Twitter users send @mentions to me on my own website.
Two alternatives to #WomenBoycottTwitter that don’t rely on women’s silencing by Zoe Stavri (Another Angry Woman) – reverse gamifying Twitter
How to Own & Display Your Twitter Archive on Your Website in Under 10 Minutes (12÷5÷16)
Reply to Creating an Archive of a Set of Tweets by Aaron Davis (12÷12÷17)
Adding Simple Twitter Response Buttons to WordPress Posts (12÷24÷17)
Instagram Single Photo Bookmarklet (8÷28÷16)
Mastodon.Social isn’t as Federated or as Decentralized as the Indie Web (4÷5÷17)
Bye-bye, Google+ — but what next? by John Carlos Baez (Google+) (4÷19÷17) – thoughts on Mastodon, micro.blog, and IndieWeb
Title-less Status Updates for Micro.blog (5÷4÷17)
The Facebook Algorithm Mom Problem(7÷11÷17)
Enabling two way communication with WordPress and GitHub for Issues (3÷3÷2018)
Miscellaneous experiments / Posts with Resources
Today is My Third IndieWeb Anniversary (4÷25÷17)− a synopsis of changes I’ve made in the past year
Comment on Supporting Digital Identities in School by Christina Smith (Read Write Respond) (1÷5÷18)
Give your web presence a more personal identity (10÷26÷16) – Photos on WordPress with Gravatar
I’m apparently the king of the microformat rel=”me” (6÷24÷17)
Reply to doesn’t link back by Khürt Williams (Island in the Net) (12÷3÷17) – practical notes on rel=”me”
IndieWeb and Education (3÷29÷17)
Person tagging experiment (12÷09÷17)
RSVP to an event (11÷30÷17)
Reply to Aggregating the Decentralized Social Web by Jason Green (þoht-hord) (11÷30÷17) – philosophy on social web and networks
Practical thoughts on h-cards (11÷23÷17)
The IndieWeb and Journalism (1÷13÷17) – Some thoughts about how journalists could improve their online presences with IndieWeb principles along with a mini-case study of a site that is employing some of these ideas.
A journalism wiki stub for IndieWeb (7÷6÷17)
Creating an archive of my online writing, from 2002-2017 by Richard MacManus (richardmacmanus.com) (7÷12÷17)
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Thank you for your comment Khurt. I must admit that I probably need to do a bit more homework on ‘accessibility’, beyond Tom Woodward’s post I haven’t explored it much. Do you have any suggestions? I would prefer to use shortcodes to enter the emojis (like on Mastadon), but not sure that is possible. I think that would help with accessibility though.
I don’t think you sent bonfire pictures. I would like to see them.
Helpful post for anyone planning to go Indieweb with WordPress islandinthenet.com/indieweb-wordp… via @khurtwilliams
I ran my domain through IndieWebify.me. Almost all of the rel=“me” links either don’t link back or couldn’t be fetched. The following work perfectly and can be used with the IndieAuth authentication plug-in1.
That’s 4 out of 43. Most of these profiles have links back to my website. I know for sure that my keybase.io, and instagram and medium profiles have a link to my website. So why are many of these being reported as don’t link back?
I ran Chris Aldrich’s boffosock.com domain through and I saw similar results.
I ran my Instagram profile through IndieWebify.com and got this interesting result.
That explains why Instagram doesn’t link back. Instagram isn’t using the supplied information to create a microformated profile. There are no rel=“me” links in my Instagram profile page.
In the HTML source for my GitHub profile, I can easily find the HTML that links back to my web site.
<a href="https://islandinthenet.com" class="u-url" rel="nofollow me">https://islandinthenet.com</a>
<a href="https://islandinthenet.com" class="u-url" rel="nofollow me">https://islandinthenet.com</a>
So … what’s the point of filling out all the extended profile field provided by the microformats2 plugin if very few of the social media silos link back my web site?
I also noted that IndieWebify.me parsed the h-card on my website and complained that I was missing a email address. Well … I filled in the email field in my profile and but it is indeed not included in the h-card on my web site. So …. what’s going on there?
I syndicated this post to Facebook and Twitter and Goolge+ but yet IndieWebify.me could not find any of those copies.
There are a host of issues with many of these plugins that I don’t know where to start. In the next few weeks I will be documenting the number of these issues.
Which breaks the ability to use the official Automattic image export plugin for Adobe Lightroom. ?
Our friend @khurtwilliams on The #IndieWeb and @WordPressboffosocko.com/2017/11/27/ind…
Today it’s no longer about media outlets broadcasting, and instead, users now participate as publishers on the platforms of their choosing as content creators as well. Ghost stands on the shoulders of those that have come before, thereby having an extremely unfair advantage. Further still, we enable both companies and individuals to retain complete ownership of their content.John O’Nolan
This is a [link to my blog](http://islandinthenet.com/)
![Ghost.org Preview Screenshot](http://islandinthenet.com////wp-content/uploads/Ghost.org-Preview-960x586.jpg)
I’m not sure what that means really. For some blogging might be just text, for others like me, it’s text and images. I think defining this too narrowly could limit the feature set of the platform too much. ?
Media Temple’s shared environment uses nginx to server user content and Apache for the administrative console. That means I had no way too install or configure nginx as a reverse proxy. ?
QuickCursor is no longer in active development but you can download source code on Github. ?
I started blogging back in 2001 as Island in the Net. The blog was named for one of my favorite cyberpunk novels1, and described how I felt about my writing at the time. My blog was/is like a small island in the vast ocean of the Internet where I shared my thoughts about anything and everything.I started writing more technical articles around 2003/2004 and Island in the Net was morphing into more of a technical how-to focused blog and less of a personal blog. I was also occasionally posting about my photography and my opinions on tech news and I felt it was not a great match for what the blog was becoming. I started to segment my interests and my develop a bit of hubris about my efforts.Around 2007, I started two new blogs, Khürt/photos and Khürt/blog. One blog would be focused on my photography while another would be more of a Daring Fireball style link blog. Each blog would be focused on a particular aspect of … me. The Khürt/blog lived briefly on Tumblr as Inchoate, a reference to the fact that my thoughts on many things were a jumble of partially baked ideas2. My top blog post on Khürt/blog in 2012 was about how people hated Apple. It had over 10,000 page views.I retrospect, I think this was a mistake. I am not three separate people, nor am I a celebrity blogger. I am but one person with many interests. I like photography, and my Apple tech, and software and … . I want to put that all in one place. I’ve decided that Island in the Net will be my one and only personal blog. It will be focused on what Island in the Net originally was.I will keep the khurt.com domain but will repurpose it3. All the content from the photography and personal blog will be imported4 into Island in the Net. I’ll still post my weekly photos and my tech reviews and my opinions on … well everything but they’ll be under one “brand”.
Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling. ?
Just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary: "a still inchoate democracy".
inchoative - rudimentary
Something new launch in 2013 but I’m keeping it under wraps until I’m ready. ?
I love how easy this can be with WordPress but I’m crossing my fingers. ?
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