Das ganze Netz? Nein! Ein unbeugsame Blogosphäre hört nicht auf, den großen Silos Widerstand zu leisten. Und das Leben ist nicht leicht für die Menschen des , die von Besatzern in den befestigten Gärten von Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr und Instagram umgeben sind…

a post by thomasmeythomasmey

damals gab es eine kurzen augenblick in dem blogs ganz groß waren, vor den platformen, damals…
manche seite von damals gibt es immer noch z.B.: https://nerdcore.de/
damals in den zeiten der deutschen blogcharts war das netz noch jung und frisch und voller möglichkeiten.
heute haben die mikroblog…

#IndieWeb presentation by Jack Jamieson:


Presentation notes from Civic Tech TO Hacknight on Jan 7 2020. “IndieWeb: Empowering individuals through collective design” by Jack JamiesonJack Jamieson

Below are slides and a rough transcript of a short talk I gave for the Civic Tech Toronto Hacknight on January 7, 2020.
It was my first time to attend Civic Tech TO and I was impressed with the great projects they’re working on. If you’re in Toronto on a Tuesday night I can strongly recommend st…

Looks a lot better with @simonhearne 👍

Gotta work on the nesting tho. Any comment is listed as author of the article 😉 Check other examples how to format comments / cite. Also make sure that name or value of the h-card is not empty. URL and photo is optional.

http://php.microformats.io/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsimonhearne.com%2F2019%2F2020-predictions%2F may be of help to see what’s going on.


Six Web Performance Technologies to Watch in 2020 by simonhearnesimonhearne

Don’t bet on 5G and HTTP/3 to make things faster, there are six technologies that I believe will have a bigger impact on web performance in 2020.

This is exactly what the is missing. Fun introductions to pure awesome. The irony is that I learned about this excellent example on Diaspora while introducing someone else to Indieweb principles who came up in return with this video after a short search on the net.

Mayhap a little bit short of Webmentions but it is a huge topic after all 😉

Ty @zachleat 👍
Courtesy to @drcassone@pluspora.com

Own Your Content on Social Media Using the IndieWeb—zachleat.com (Zach Leatherman)

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Thanks for this change. I was waiting for this. While a custom POSSE provider worked okay-ish it left me without options about posting only the excerpt without adding the required markup manually.

Will test more over the next days.

a post by Charlotte AllenCharlotte Allen

This blog now has Mastodon built-in, via a modification to Syndication Links.

I was waiting for this new release of Syndication Links 😀

Syndication Links 4.2.0 Released by David ShanskeDavid Shanske

Version 4.2.0 of Syndication Links was released today. This version refactors the site to icon mapping to try to improve accuracy. It also includes:  Adds support for generating a custom feed to syndicate to Micro.blog and pull back the links to your posts Add support for Bridgy Mastodon, courtesy …

Visited Berlin / Germany for the to learn more about the . We changed plans last minute and went by train to the camp when we found out about the new and kinda cheap from Stuttgart to Berlin.

Tram station in Berlin

The itself has been a blast. The location was the office grounds of Mozilla Berlin and we were even offered a tour to take a good look at it (and it’s coffee machines).

The group was a very mixed bunch from various places. Some even took planes over the ocean to visit the camp on the continent. It’s nice to put faces on people I only knew from reading so far and I’m grateful for this chance.

Tantek Çelik speaking

The first day was all about getting to know the people. Organizer Tantek Çelik invited everyone to speak up and introduce themselves and their websites so we got a lot of examples of itches already scratched with principles.

We also learned about the OptOutTools project from the keynote speaker Teresa Ingram with the bold claim to work on AI capable of detecting misogyny online. It’s browser extention is designed like an ad-blocker or personal firewall where the user can decide how much of offending text may be displayed (or even none at all). Undetected phrases can be added to the filter to train it even more as well.

This resulted in a lof of discussion about intented and unintended side effects and how and in what ways speech will change and how people will try to break it. Detecing e.g. hate speech by AI is a goal even FB was (officially) not able to tackle so far. I’m very curious if and how this succeeds so I’ll keep an eye on their GIT repositories.

Learning about RFC 6920

Parallel other talks were held in various rooms. This way I learned about the proposed RFC 6920 on Naming Things with Hashes or a quick introduction to held by David Shanske. There were also some less technical discussions. Two teenagers attented to the camp as well so we had a talk about what’s in for them on the and we learned about TikTok dances. Some did their very first TikTok dance this day. So perhaps we’ll soon see a or provider for .

The evening was all about finding food for a group of ~15 people. That wasn’t an easy task. Berlin is an ever changing city and all restaurants were packed or gone for good. The online informations are sparse on this and way to often badly out of date. We were about to give up on this when we found a really small store that switches to some sort sort of food place in the evenings usually only visited by the local neighbourhood. They threw a bunch of tables together for us and somehow we all squeezed into it. Such a cozy and friendly place. I loved it and that night became a really short one for us.

The next day was about getting things done – a hard task beeing sleep deprived from the travels and short nights before.

While some just offered assistance others had more pratical goals in mind. This ranged from setting up a new enabled blog to hacking on gallery systems, location visualisation or in my own case on my provider for Okuna.io.

It’s really nice to see how other people work and get their projects done. Everybody has some very personal workflow here and I enjoy peeking over people’s sholders and catch a glimse of this.

In the end everybody got a chance to show what was achieved or learned. I got my prototype for backfeeding reactions going and used the chance to show this to the audience off the record without the cameras going. Okuna is still in closed beta so I’m sensitive on this topic. As mentioned I always have some invites to give away. I’d love to see more IndieWeb users on Okuna as well. I’ll need lab rats testers for my bridge soon anyway 😀

That was a great weekend and we met some awesome people at the camp. Of course we also snatched a bunch of new stickers and we ate as much candy from the stashes @MozillaBerlin as we could. Always fun to let the inner Geek run wild on such events 😉

Hej @roytang,

about that reader. I find the parser php.microformats.io very helpful to see what’s going on. There’s also microformat-node if you fancy JS.

I also understand your critism. Same boat here. I wonder all the time how one could convince Joe Webuser why is a thing. I’d say it’s lacking some nifty videos that introduce the principles to new users. Sending users to that Wiki is a disgrace. It’s hard to wrap the head around especially since it’s not a final product but just a collection of ideas around living standards.

Indieweb Updates and Thoughts by Roy Tang

I mentioned before that I was looking into indieweb stuff. There’s a whole wiki of information about it if you’re into that sort of thing, but also here’s a recent post which kind of serves as an overview. I have some comments on the content of this post, more on that later.
Indieweb things I?…