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Biomedical and Electrical Engineer with interests in information theory, evolution, genetics, abstract mathematics, microbiology, big history, Indieweb, and the entertainment industry including: finance, distribution, representation







I've now got the ability to create status updates in @WithKnown and have them feed into! Hooray @manton for the RSS feed fix!


Mobile UI suggestion: Chat bubble or menu option to create post from home screen · Issue #24 · microdotblog/issues

The Timeline, Mentions, and Favorites all have a "chat" icon in the upper right to allow one to create a status update. Why not also include this on the main homescreen (or a "Create Post" button just above Timeline) so there's one less step to posting? It also makes it easier for new users to figure out how to post.


Internet Archive moves toward ignoring Robots.txt for more commonsensical archival procedure.


Curious if @altmetric has looked at Webmentons so they could potentially support generic mentions from everywhere instead of just the big social silos?
Cross reference:


Matt Bupkes' thoughts on social media a week ago:
Curious how he thinks things have changed after today?


@bupk_es / @po / Have you decided to throw twitter,, and mastodon overboard for yet?


POSSEing to IRC, just because I can.


Installed the short profile plugin for Known to shorten my profile page


Updated the plugin that allows me to post from my own website to Mastodon.


Support for Read posts? (Core or Plugin?) · Issue · idno/Known

From what I can tell the current master version now supports bookmarks, likes, replies, and reposts from within the core "Like" plugin while earlier versions (0.9.2 and prior) would require the KnownReactions plugin to support all of these.

I was considering making a "Read" plugin to better differentiate (from bookmarks) as posts which I've actually read the content of. To most users bookmark implies one will come back to and read something at a later date.

In an educational setting, I can see it would be useful to be able to indicate implicitly that one has actually read a particular article/assignment/other along with a field of notes one may have taken on the assignment--very similar to a current bookmark post, but with a slightly different connotation and slightly different mf2 markup (u-read-of perhaps?)

I'm happy to take a shot at a PR the the core "Like" plugin since it appears that it'd only need a handful of lines of code (and would be a bit more DRY than yet another full blown plugin especially for the portion of the tabbed UI which allows one to easily switch between the multiple types after starting a post), but thought I'd see what the thoughts were with regard to core since the company version has an academic focus which this would certainly dovetail with well.

In a similar vein, I could also imagine Watch and Listen post types as well. I'll note that there's already a more entertainment focused version of a plugin called `[Known-Watching](`.

Cross-posting this to the Google Group as well.