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Blogs and blogging Social Web

More thoughts about Micro.blog as an indie social network

Brad Enslen is doing some great work over at Micro.blog, spreading the word about this innovative service. He published a post titled “The Case for Moving Your Social Network to Micro.blog“, that’s pretty self-explanatory. I think there’s certainly merit in shifting your social network over to something like Micro.blog, in the near term at least. […]

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Blogs and blogging Semantic Web Social Web

The Mastodon in the room

I read Patrick Hogan’s post about Mastodon titled “Mastodon makes the internet feel like home again” last week. It prompted me to install a Mastodon app on my phone again, and take another look.

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Miscellany

Are blog-centric status updates feasible yet?

Just thinking about the story on The Guardian about protecting the open Web that I linked to earlier, I’m curious what a blog-centric status update model would look like? I have a couple IndieWeb plugins installed on this blog which bring actions like Twitter likes, retweets and (theoretically) Facebook likes and comments back here. I […]

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Blogs and blogging Social Web

Blogging 2.0 – when your blog becomes your social hub

I started thinking about blogs in a social context. Blogs like this one have become personal hubs where we share our ideas, passions and more.

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Blogs and blogging Publishing Social Web

Online publishing will not die if Medium fails

Medium has pivoted again and its success could hold the key for a more sustainable online publishing industry. Even if it fails, it won’t mean the death of publishing.

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Social Web Web/Tech

Tent: a protocol for an open and distributed social Web

I wrote about our increasingly urgent need for a distributed and open Web last week and I came across a Google+ post linking to Tent which is a protocol designed to help make that happen: Tent is a protocol for open, decentralized social networking. Tent users share content with apps and each other. Anyone can […]

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Social Web

The future of my personal sharing habits

I’ve been rethinking the value of a centralised and hosted social network like Facebook and Google+ for personal sharing lately. Maybe the kids are on to something with messaging apps as their main way to share stuff with each other? I have this sense that networks like Facebook and Google+ (although Google+ is a little […]

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Blogs and blogging Social Web

What is Twitter good for?

So what is Twitter good for given the relatively low, meaningful engagement? The answer is probably “not much” if Twitter’s value is the extent to which it sends traffic to what you tweet about as opposed to focusing attention on itself.