Tag: indieweb

Webmentions: Enabling Better Communication on the Internet

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

Breaking down the walls between the internet’s many social silos, Webmentions offer a new level of freedom for web interactions.

A post from Chris Aldrich all about webmentions and online communications. People can post about what they’re actively listening to (either on their personal websites or via podcast apps that could report the percentage of the episode listened to) and send “listen” Webmentions to pages for podcasts or other audio content. At some point, I’d…

Chris Aldrich response to "Interviewing my digital domains"

Chris Aldrich used Hypothesis to annotate my post on Interviewing my digital domains. He then pulled those annotations into the response bookmarked up above in this “reply” post. This response to his reply post is mere to indicate/document the process and product I appreciate in his post. I’ll have a couple of longer posts unpacking…

Closing the loop on feedback using Hypothesis annotations


Really excited about the possibility of moving closer to my dream of a transparent, revision trail of audits, edits, and feedback in my online writing. This is all due to a mix of Hypothesis, some indieweb voodoo, and brilliance from Chris Aldrich. The posts I discuss: https://wiobyrne.com/interviewing-my-domains/ https://boffosocko.com/2018/06/21/interviewing-my-digital-domains-w-ian-obyrne/ https://boffosocko.com/2018/06/21/some-thoughts-on-highlights-and-marginalia-with-examples/  

Say Goodbye To The Information Age

Say Goodbye To The Information Age: It’s All About Reputation Now (Fast Company)

In a world of fake news, the only antidote is our ability to judge the reputation of the people supplying us with information.

From Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas section: We are experiencing a fundamental paradigm shift in our relationship to knowledge. From the “information age,” we are moving towards the “reputation age,” in which information will have value only if it is already filtered, evaluated, and commented upon by others. Seen in this light, reputation has become a central…

Taking Back The Web


In these times of centralised services like Facebook, Twitter, and Medium, having your own website is downright disruptive. If you care about the longevity of your online presence, independent publishing is the way to go. But how can you get all the benefits of those third-party services while still owning your own data? By using…

Why We Need the #IndieWeb: A Short History

Why We Need the #IndieWeb: A Short History (Desert of My Real Life)

Back in 1993, as a young computer science graduate student, I created my first web page. To do so, I had to learn a new language, HyperText Markup Language (html), which was pretty easy for me as someone who had been programming in Cobol, PL/I, C, Basic, and so on, since high school. My web pages co…

Great post from Cathie LeBlanc on her IndieWeb journey. We build professional networks of people we’ve never met in real life entirely through our and their use of these social media platforms. We talk about managing our digital identity even when that identity exists exclusively on these sites that are owned by large corporations like…

RSS Feeds on BoffoSocko.com

RSS Feeds on BoffoSocko.com by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko)

A Follow up on My IndieWeb Commitment 2017

Chris Aldrich post on continued advancements in indieweb development on his site(s). Over the past two years I’ve been owning more and more of the data that I used to sharecrop into various social media silos. Instead of posting it to those sites which I don’t own, don’t control, and can’t rely on them staying up forever,…

The once and future IndieWeb


In the beginning, the Web was a simple thing. A bit of HTML, running on a server you probably had root access to, and maybe even had running under your desk. Fast forward 20 years, and most of the Web’s content resides in silos, like Twitter and Facebook and Instagram. Our Web sites have become…

An IndieWeb reader: My new home on the internet

An IndieWeb reader: My new home on the internet – The Garage (Garage)

What if you could reply to a blog post in your feed reader, and your reply would show up as a comment on the original post automatically? Or if you had one place to go to follow all of your friends’ blogs and more? An IndieWeb reader might be the answer. Get insight from the cofounder of the IndieWeb movement.

What if you could reply to a blog post in your feed reader, and your reply would show up as a comment on the original post automatically? What if you could click a “heart” in your reader, and the author of the post would see it? What if you had one place to go to…

The magic of Webmentions

The Magic of Webmentions (seblog.nl)

A great overview of webmentions in use by Sebastiaan Andeweg. The text below was translated into English by Chrome…so please excuse any errors. But ultimately, a Webmention is no more than a link from post A to post B, a POST request and a markup that tells what post B actually is about. A bit…