Yesterday, Happy Prime owner and engineer Jeremy Felt released Shortnotes, a plugin for writing notes from the WordPress editor. The intention is for users to create short pieces of content, such a…
There are 2 issues and I’d probably be sold already:
I really wish _all_ writers would foster a source of truth for their own actions / publications _and_ profiles so that profile equivalence and syndication can be distinguished by anyone at all. #microformats come to mind.
Isn’t there a Go implementation for parsing #microformats yet?
I’m seriously considering Hugo but I _want these mentions_ 😁
Looks a lot better with #microformats @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.
I wonder what your opinion on #microformats is 🙂
Also no API involved but it allows for some fancy stuff.
[Feel free to remove that manual comment now that you have webmentions]
Visited Berlin / Germany for the #IndieWebCamp to learn more about the #IndieWeb. We changed plans last minute and went by train to the camp when we found out about the new and kinda cheap #FlixTrain from Stuttgart to Berlin.
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.
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 #IndieWeb 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.
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 #microformats 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 #IndieWeb and we learned about TikTok dances. Some did their very first TikTok dance this day. So perhaps we’ll soon see a #POSSE or #PESOS provider for #TikTok.
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 #IndieWeb enabled blog to hacking on gallery systems, location visualisation or in my own case on my #POSSE 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 😉
I also understand your critism. Same boat here. I wonder all the time how one could convince Joe Webuser why #IndieWeb 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.