Fetching profile information isn’t part of it because it lets people do it in the way that they feel most comfortable. Conventionally, though, you can pull the useful bits by fetching their h-card https://indieweb.org/h-card as noted here https://indieweb.org/IndieAuth#Where_do_I_get_user_information_from.3F

That’s not true. People use popular things, not better or good. And I don’t think there is one yet but I refuse to wait on it. There’s some beginning thoughts on it via the IndieWeb imo (and this is after years of reading and discovery that I decided to double down on that)

How to run a small social network site for your friends

This is a great how-to from Darius Kazemi!

The main reason to run a small social network site is that you can create an online environment tailored to the needs of your community in a way that a big corporation like Facebook or Twitter never could. Yes, you can always start a Facebook Group for your community and moderate that how you like, but only within certain bounds set by Facebook. If you (or your community) run the whole site, then you are ultimately the boss of what goes on. It is harder work than letting Facebook or Twitter or Slack or Basecamp or whoever else take care of everything, but I believe it’s worth it.

There’s a lot of good advice for community management and the whole thing is a lesson in writing excellent documentation.

#social #networks #indieweb #documentation #mastadon #friends #culture #community

Following on his post, I think I identify more like a “primitive” engineer that ends up working on product because I want to see the primitive used in a particular way. I see this with IndieWeb things I work on as well as other projects for work.

How do y’all identify? Primitives or product?

IndieWeb Meetup NYC 2019-07-13 Wrap-Up

#IndieWeb #meetup #NYC #HWC #wrap-up

Photo for today’s IndieWeb Meetup NYC!

Going to stick to using Koype Publish now as my Micropub client of choice. This way, I can make sure features are tested in the real world (testing in production, anyone?) and that they continue to make sense. I definitely enjoy the automatic formatting detection in the editor - makes it easy to just keep typing. I'd want an option for intelligent character insertion (like quotation marks, da...

Alright, so the latest version of https://publish.koype.net supports images. I’m going to have to make a light stylesheet to impose some visual constraints on my end. Namely on the maximum dimensions that images can have in the editor. I’m also itching to have extend Koype’s implementation of Micropub to allow for template blocks to be sent back. This way, I’d know how exactly to send what an image should look like to the endpoint under the user’s ex...

Homebrew Website Club SF!

Homebrew Website Club retro 1980s-style logo Topics for this week: IndieWeb Summit Notes & Videos! Upcoming IndieWebCamps! IndieWebCamp Amsterdam IndieWebCamp Oxford IndieWebCamp Brighton Take Back Your Web talk at Beyond Tellerand Düsseldorf The New Yorker: Can Indie Social Media Save Us Demos of personal website breakthroughs Create or update your personal web site! Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site, or are interested in a healthy, independent web! Any questions? Ask in #indieweb Slack or IRC More information: IndieWeb Wiki Event Page RSVP: post an indie RSVP on your own site!
#indieweb #hwc #hwc-sf

Homebrew Website Club SF!

Homebrew Website Club retro 1980s-style logo Topics for this week: IndieWeb Summit Notes & Videos! Upcoming IndieWebCamps! IndieWebCamp Amsterdam IndieWebCamp Oxford IndieWebCamp Brighton Take Back Your Web talk at Beyond Tellerand Düsseldorf The New Yorker: Can Indie Social Media Save Us Demos of personal website breakthroughs Create or update your personal web site! Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site, or are interested in a healthy, independent web! Any questions? Ask in #indieweb Slack or IRC More information: IndieWeb Wiki Event Page RSVP: post an indie RSVP on your own site!

Check out https://indieweb.org/events/2019-07-10-homebrew-website-club for some of the talking points we’ll discuss at HWC SF tonight!

That’s if you choose to host it with those providers. And owing the means of producing your site (like the data needed to rebuild it) is way more useful than what most hosted solutions provide. There’s some bits on the IndieWeb wiki about this

Liked Using FreshRSS to “Like” blog posts via Webmention – on WordPress by Rosie Le Faive
Continuing Peter’s work on hooking up FreshRSS with Drupal to “like” posts, I wanted to do the same on my WordPress site. Knowing nothing about FreshRSS nor WordPress, and unable to peer into the FreshRSS database (the .sqlite file is encrypted?), I went the route (lol) less travelled by, and ...
Is this a fake post for webmention purposes?

Lol that’d be wild! So I’m posting from my site first then sending it to Twitter using this IndieWeb service called https://brid.gy.

Congrats and welcome to the IndieWeb, Lance!

Interview with IndieWeb co-founders

I'm going!

Whether you’ve already got a personal site, or you’re just getting interested, join us for an IndieWeb Meetup in Brooklyn!

Together v3

An update on what is new in Together