A downloadable pencast overview (with audio and recorded visual diagrams) of #IndieWeb technologies.
This week David Shanske and I discuss the good and the bad of Facebook's decision to end post access to their API as well as some general thoughts around the ideas of syndicating content from one site to another.
Brief thoughts on The five ways we read online (and what publishers can do to encourage the “good” ones) by Laura Hazard Owen
I find this mechanics relating to privacy in this case to be extremely similar to Facebook's leak of data via Cambridge Analytica. Something crucial to your personal identity can be accidentally leaked out or be made discoverable to others by the actions of your closest family members.
🔖 The Theory of Quantum Information by John Watrous
Pre-print .pdf version available on author's website
A video tutorial for adding IndieWeb plugins to a standard WordPress install to enable webmentions, syndication, and backfeed.
If you had asked me years ago when I started my website/blog if I'd ever have over a few hundred comments or reactions to the content on it, I would have said you were crazy. Today, with the help of Webmention and tools like Brid.gy, I've just passed the 9,000 reactions mark (and added many new friends in the process)!
I'll send along special thanks to simple open web standards and the IndieWeb community for vastly improving my online communication.
This week, David Shanske and I discuss IndieAuth and the WordPress plugin’s new functionality as well as some related micropub work David has been doing. To some extent, I alternate between acting innocent and serving as devil’s advocate as we try to tease out some of the subtleties of what IndieAuth is and what it means to the average user. As usual, David does an excellent job of navigating what can be some complicated territory.
I'm noticing that my listen posts (aka my faux-cast) also now translate to micro.blog's podcast discovery page. The secret to this seems to be having an .mp3 file in a post that feeds across. I do notice at least one post without an .mp3, but which includes the word "podcast." Are there any other criterion for this @manton?
I wonder if there's a way for more posts to display the inline audio player without being hosted directly by micro.blog?
I’ve been following the inimitable Jonathan LaCour for quite a while, but I’ve just discovered the link to his new microcast which I’m immediately adding to the growing list of interesting microcasts I’m following.
An IndieWeb Podcast: Episode 1: “Leaving Facebook”
David Shanske and I discuss some of the implications from an IndieWeb perspective and where you might go if you decide to leave Facebook.
👓 Mathematicians Explore Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds | Quanta Magazine
Somewhat different than the usual episode here, but in the best of ways. Still a wonderful look at food, culture, and humanity wrapped up in a fantastic story.
🎧 A visit to Hummustown | Eat This Podcast
A fantastic piece of journalism here. Timely, interesting, and important. This is the type of coverage that keeps me coming back to @nytimes The Daily on a regular basis.
I'm not sure why it didn't exist before, but given the events of the past month I'm utterly shocked that neither WordPress, Automattic, nor the community have built an importer to allow people to easily put their Facebook data export into a WordPress website.
@clayton Dries and several others in the community have recently been adding #Indieweb functionality to Drupal. I suspect a lot of this technology may be very interesting the the Drutopia movement. There are already pages on the wiki if you or others are interested in contributing:
👓 The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete | The Atlantic
(or an overview of newish science communication via Jupyter and Mathematica notebooks)
🎧 Mitch Landrieu | The Atlantic Interview
Nice interview with the Mayor of New Orleans.
🔖 IndieWeb Module for Drupal
This looks like a tremendous step forward for folks who want to join the #IndieWeb via Drupal. Kudos to Kristof De Jaeger for some fantastic looking opensource work.
Barrett's recent piece on RSS Revival in Wired is missing a lot of what's been happening in the past five years for feed readers. Here's an outline: