I just added IndieWeb by IndieWeb to my following page.Continue Reading
Peter, this is excellent work. I love how these IndieWeb technologies can enhance a website. Out of curiosity, I’ll take a look at FreshRSS but I doubt that many RSS readers support it. Maybe someday, things like this will be trivial for the non-technologist (aka people who don’t do their own oil changes).Continue Reading
The big IndieWeb idea is to have your website host original versions of your articles, Twitter-type microposts, replies to other people, liked and reposted things, bookmarks, events and so on. If you need to post to other sites, that should be done automatically through webmentions and APIs. Your website should also host its own webmention endpoint (which I’m not doing for expediency) and reader, which you use to subscribe to notifications from said webmention endpoint and to the websites of other people you know, like or admire. Private webmentions can be used for some of this stuff too, or maybe all of it. In the end, you have a combination of Facebook, Twitter and Google Reader, without the algorithms or data mining. But the only people you interact with are other programmers who’ve also managed to implement all this stuff.
It’s interesting how most people dipping their toe into the IndieWeb soon come to the conclusion in that last sentence. I did. I’ve slowed down the IndieWebification of this website as I wait for some of the technology to stabilise.Continue Reading
Which is a good reminder to self. I’m not one of those ‘other programmers’, though I can keep up with tech oriented conversation. Which makes me a bit of a boundary spanner, between the techies and the less tech oriented. Given Peter’s notion of having an obligation to explain, I already had half baked plans to start writing a few explainers. While reading this blogpost by David Yates I had some additional ideas of what that should/shouldn’t look like. And that it should be in both Dutch and English. So thank you David for the nudge.