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I'm not sure that Google's big push on news/journalism today is as philanthropic as things sound. They are certainly hitting Facebook below the belt this week with the announcement.

Following much of the recent Facebook privacy and data scandal over the past several days, today I deleted 169 of 184 apps which had access to all or parts of my Facebook data. Often many of them also had access to data by proxy of my family, friends, and acquaintances.

Of those apps still remaining, 7 are apps that I've made personally, and the remainder solely help me export data from Facebook.

Wait... What?! There's a reading plugin for @WithKnown? It appears to be based on Jonathan LaCour's Food plugin, but portends some interesting new "read" post functionality within the IndieWeb community.

Just for fun I'm testing out syndication to Mastodon (using Mastodon Autopost) and syndication to Plurk.
Just for fun I'm testing out syndication to Mastodon (using Mastodon Autopost) and syndication to Plurk. ...

There’s a great conversation in this episode about open platforms and why they’re important. The basic conversation starts around 12m19s, but really gets going at 16 minutes in and continues through to about 26:30. It includes some great examples of text messaging, social media companies, reservation systems and how they work either for the good or the bad based on how open or closed they are. It becomes a textbook set of cases for why the IndieWeb movement is important.

I don't really think of it as a "podcast" per se, but since I make "listen" posts of all the various podcasts and audio I listen to and the vast majority of those posts include direct links to the audio files, my own listen feed essentially becomes a self-published podcast of all the stuff I'm listening to that others could potentially consume. Maybe I should call it a faux-cast?

There's so much great material out there to read and not nearly enough time. The question becomes: "How to best organize it all, so you can read even more?"

A somewhat link-baity headline, but overall a nice little article with some generally solid advice. I always thought that even the daily paper was at too quick a pace and would much prefer a weekly or monthly magazine that does a solid recap of all the big stories and things one ought to know, that way the stories had had some time to simmer and all the details had time to come out.

I've apparently just posted my 3,000th public post on my personal website! It feels good to be owning more and more of the data I post online instead of just giving it to social media silos.

This week I was able to write an issue post on my own website, automatically syndicate a copy of it to GitHub, and later automatically receive a reply to the copy on GitHub back to my original post as a comment there. This gives my personal website a means of doing two way communication with GitHub.

I've written up a brief sketch of what I've done to enable this functionality, so others who are so inclined can follow along to do the same thing.

Spurred by some events over the past week or so, I've finally made some modifications to the Post Kinds Plugin to allow me to make explicitΒ acquisitions posts on my website. I can now make public posts of purchases, gifts, found things, or objects donated to me. You can find them here:

I still need to do some clean up work, but generally they look reasonable enough.

You can force me to make a new one by giving me something off my wishlist.

9th International Conference on Complex Systems | NECSI

The International Conference on Complex Systems is a unique interdisciplinary forum that unifies and bridges the traditional domains of science and a multitude of real world systems. Participants will contribute and be exposed to mind expanding concepts and methods from across the diverse field of complex systems science. The conference will be held July 22-27, 2018, in Cambridge, MA, USA.


I'll note that it's likely because of the <span class='p-author h-card'>Sarah Mundy</span> in the author portion of your first post that you're using the WP uf2 plugin Since Sempress has microformats v2 built in already the duplication of the code is causing the span/class/etc. info to display when it shouldn't. Things should work properly if you simply deactivate that particular plugin which is primarily meant for themes without any mf2 support.

Congratulations Sarah on making a choice! You've made some awesome looking modifications to that theme.

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