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@kristenhare A growing group of journalists are joining the IndieWeb movement to better own their work and data within their own personal archives as well as using tools like Ben's to archive their work on larger institutional repositories. There's a stub page on the group's wiki dedicated to ideas like this for journalists at https://indieweb.org/Indieweb_for_Journalism

Coincident with these particular sites disappearing, there's now also news today that Peter Thiel may purchase Gawker in a bid to make it disappear from the internet, which makes these tools all the more relevant to the thousands who wrote for that outlet over the past decade.

For journalists and technologists who are deeply committed to these ideas, I'd recommend visiting the Reynolds Journalism Institute. They just finished a two day conference entitled "Dodging the Memory Hole" at the Internet Archive last week focused on saving/archiving digital news in various forms. (https://www.rjionline.org/events/dodging-the-memory-hole-2017) Naturally most of the conference was streamed and is available on YouTube (as well as archived.) Keep your eyes peeled for next year's conference which typically occurs in November.

 

This looks like an interesting experiment. Curious to see how something like this might be implemented in a social feed reader. https://twitter.com/EthanZ/status/931230918274179073?s=09

 

@cswordpress Kudos on your new wiki userpage! I compiled a page with some resources to make it easier for you to find Indieweb community members to follow: https://indieweb.org/people

 

The more I think about archiving the web this week, the more value and stability I think that the W3C's Webmentions spec could be adding to the internet and copies of it.
https://indieweb.org/Webmention

 

@palewire @Chronotope Here's some code in multiple languages that could do just that: https://indieweb.org/Internet_Archive#Trigger_an_Archive

 

For citations, @Regina2SU, you could use the W3C's Webmention protocol for sending/receiving notifications
https://indieweb.org/webmention

 

: If you need additional examples of site deaths like mummify.it to underline @mart1nkle1n's point:
https://indieweb.org/site_deaths

 

@machawk1 @LinkArchiver I post all of my content to my *own* site first and then syndicate it to Twitter secondarily. All of my primary website posts are additionally backed up via API to @InternetArchive in addition to @LinkArchiver and personal back ups (local and cloud) of my site and occasional downloads of my exported Twitter Archive.

See also: https://indieweb.org/archival_copy and https://indieweb.org/Internet_Archive

 

Our friends at the have some advice/help for sending data to @InternetArchive
https://indieweb.org/Internet_Archive

 

@han_cee Is Holo ready for generation 2 yet? (i.e. easy enough to use?) https://indieweb.org/generations

 

I was just surfing my way through @huffduffer and thought: @schmarty and @andrewhazlett should know each other if they haven't managed to meet yet.

 

@jackjamieson I just saw your profile pop up on the IW wiki and was excited to see someone else interested in WordPress related readers. There are a few others in the repository that you might want to be aware of including:
* Orbital Feed Reader: https://wordpress.org/plugins/orbital-feed-reader/
* PressForward: https://wordpress.org/plugins/pressforward/
* Edublogs: https://edublogs.org/ (They've got a built in (non-optional) feed reader plugin, but I believe it's proprietary to their platform.)

Though PressForward was built for a tangential use, I think it may be one of the most robust and fully featured in the group. I know it's actively developed and would likely accept pull requests. I've written a bit about using it before here:
http://boffosocko.com/2016/12/31/pressforward-as-an-indieweb-wordpress-based-rss-feed-reader-pocketinstapaper-replacement/

I'm curious what your particular itches are in the area, especially if they include adding Woodwind-type interactions to a WordPress based indie reader? This may be one of the biggest pieces missing from the WordPress indie ecosystem.

 

@kevinmarks Your ears must be burning. I was just documenting that on the wiki under /rel-me and /verified!

 

@DrNomyn You can go .org or .com. Latter gives you more flexibility https://indieweb.org/Getting_Started_on_WordPress
If you want your own domain and hosting I'm happy to help set it up if you're not comfortable doing it yourself. A few plugins will get you most of the way.

 

@DrNomyn If you do go this route and need any help at all, don't hesitate to ask. @mrkrndvs
Additional resources: https://indieweb.org/Indieweb_for_Education