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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







@sivavaid There _is_ a movement that's been building over the past few years called the that is encouraging exactly this thing. They're creating new, easier-to-use, and open technology to replace what we've lost:


@artlung Personally, I can't wait for the microsub spec to go mainstream. I think it'll open up a whole new renaissance for feed readers.


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.


@fionajvoss I haven't seen many people automating syndication to places like Yelp, Amazon, or Goodreads, but I've done it manually in the past. Some potential examples and help here:


おはようございます. Welcome to the IndieWeb! I'm sure many can help you out with some additional detail about what you're experiencing. Try catching us live in the chat at:


Part of the point and beauty of the IndieWeb movement is that you can choose any platform or set up you choose! There are far more options than just Known and WordPress. The harder problem is is to figure out what it is you want to do online. Then you can find, build, or find and build a tool that best suits those needs. If you need help, feel free to try the chat rooms at


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Welcome to the IndieWeb!


@scott_gruber @clivewalker Once you've gotten them working, don't forget to write a few documentation notes to help others who come along after you. Naturally on your own website first, and then perhaps to


@wimleers @Google @drupal @timmillwood I remember doing an presentation at DrupalCamp LA a couple of years ago right after a Piwik (@matomo_org) talk and it seemed like an interesting solution at the time.


Something about his website makes me think that @weslinda might appreciate Homebrew Website Club in Baltimore next week:


@scottedwards200 Free business idea: solution for @DoorDash, @Postmates, et al. perhaps with a progressive web app?
Restaurants already have a website, a payroll, and the rest of the overhead. What value are these companies really adding? should be easier.


That's a great Christmas present. Congratulations!


@terrainsvagues You might also find some useful and interesting philosophy on the topic of "Open" as well as identity on the web at This might allow another level of business that's not commonly seen in the web (yet).


@estellevw While I have immense respect for the creators of, I'm going to follow Rachel's advice and host all of my events, RSVPs, notes, slides, etc. on my own site.


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Within the past month [it's guestimated that over 1 million webmentions]( have been sent on the internet. There's not really solid research on how many sites physically send and/or receive them, but as of [last June]( the conservative number was in the range of about 5,000 and the number is increasing rapidly, particularly with platforms like (5-10,000 accounts) now supporting them out of the box and CMSs like Drupal (via plugin) and Perch having added them since then. This also doesn't take into account an anecdotally sharp uptick of adoption on WordPress via plugin, most notably by several WordPress core developers.

Mastodon already supports most microformats for webmention to be implemented more easily. and

There are already a number of open source tools that might also be bootstrapped for something like this as well: