Alt-Right network #Gab keeps talking up it’s efforts in the #fediverse. Those who care about the #openweb and #indieweb should watch closely @manton have you been watching this too, from a @microdotblog perspective?
Facinating watching Gab, the mostly alt-right social network (after spending $5 million dev costs) try to shift to the open #Fediverse and fork #Mastodon, and then watching that self-managed community counter: mjtsai.com/blog/2019…
Warm summer night’s view while walking…
Quietly the Mastodon social network seems to have grown to over 2.1 million users. #indieweb #mastodon
Table Top Found Art
“Rebooting the web of trust” and decentralized “self-sovereign” identity online: www.lifewithalacrity.com/2016/04/t…
Election Day in VA tomorrow: “Just as Virginia’s 2017 elections were an early warning signal that an anti-Trump blue wave was headed for the 2018 U.S. midterms, this year’s legislative elections could offer strong clues about national trends in 2020.” www.washingtonpost.com/local/pri…
I’m completely sold on this: “Proposing a ‘Declaration of Digital Independence” - www.wired.com/story/lar…
Important #Firefox upgrade for privacy and speed. Good. That is what every Firefox update from here on out should be focused on a like a laser.
Looking for an #Indieweb tool for personal aggregation of social media. Maybe a bit like Feedly, a bit like Nuzzel, but more specifically a webtool that aggregates and does a pesonal curation and display of Twitter Lists, Facebook feeds, YouTube Subscriptions, and if possible FB Groups, and displays the content that I hand curated in one dashboard.
In a way in the same fashion that #Microblog supports keeping publishing to social networks syndicated out and at arms length, would be good to find a toolset that curates the consumption from social nets, and gets around the main feed algorythms and enables more hand curation of what you see from them more easily.
Does that exist? If not, it should.
That’s more like it, #Nasa
This is cool, from @menton on #microblog supporting integration any blog that uses Webmentions…
“In a post on Micro.blog, you can @-mention someone’s blog by including @domain.com in the post, using their domain name. If that blogger’s site supports Webmention, Micro.blog will send your mention to their blog, where it could be included as a comment.”<
Saint Francis in a garden
Audience of one.
Atlantic and me.
Very, very worth a read…A great state of play on tech and politics - as it is every year… www.epolitics.com/winning/
Jeff Zeldman asks really good questions here: (and I also posted this to my open #Microblog:
“Along those same lines, can the IndieWeb, and products of IndieWeb thinking like Micro.blog, save us?
Might they at least provide an alternative to the toxic aspects of our current social web, and restore the ownership of our data and content? And before you answer, RTFM.
On an individual and small collective basis, the IndieWeb already works. But does an IndieWeb approach scale to the general public?
If it doesn’t scale yet, can we, who envision and design and build, create a new generation of tools that will help give birth to a flourishing, independent web? One that is as accessible to ordinary internet users as Twitter and Facebook and Instagram? Tantek Çelik thinks so, and he’s been right about the web for nearly 30 years. (For more about what Tantek thinks, listen to our conversation in Episode № 186 of The Big Web Show.)
Are these approaches mere whistling against a hurricane? Are most web and internet users content with how things are? What do you think? Share your thoughts on your personal website (dust yours off!) or (irony ahoy!) on your indie or mainstream social networks of choice using hashtag #LetsFixThis.”
This is a big launch, good for them: “Experience the new CC Search, now with 300 million images from 19 collections, easier attribution, an elegant redesign, faster load times, and more relevant results.” creativecommons.org/2019/04/3…
A solid argument for the #indieweb - and that it needs to be as “friction free” and as easy to use as closed sollutions:
I had the opportunity to witness an early Internet so I was not natively exposed to the psychological threats that newly born platforms like Facebook or Instagram have built in. It’s amazing to me that in a matter of few years, apps like Instagram evolved from an indie type of platform for wannabe photographers into a vanity tool and status broadcasting.<
Our internet today offers a variety of digital services and social networks that are not showing a clean and honest face to their users. Platforms that are examples of hate speech, privacy violations and lies.<
Most of these platforms don’t charge (directly) for their services. You don’t pay a dime to use Facebook or Instagram. But you know you’ll become their “product” soon, as your own behaviour and content will fuel campaigns based on your data….
It’s still too early to reach any conclusions, but I’m feeling better now that I control my own content and that I’ve found a place where to post my content freely and without fear.
But will be the Indieweb movement be the solution to save us all? The struggles I had at the beginning setting up my Indieweb on a WordPress website have prevented me from thinking that way….It’s clear that the Indieweb needs to be more convenient, otherwise non-early adopters will not even get close to this movement.<
I agree - trying to create a closed walled garden for podcasts - deserves to fail:
Looking forward to this season of the podcast. “Unbreak the Internet.” #Microblog is definitely one of the tools trying to help unbreak things. www.theatlantic.com/ideas/arc…