Resisting closed platforms with the open Web

Simon commented on the state of the Web in a recent post: Thanks to the open web it was possible to create massive platforms, which inevitably became closed. He asks an important question: Do we now abandon the open web or is it essential for keeping the closed platforms in check? I think the only…… Continue reading Resisting closed platforms with the open Web

Chris' reference to a means of linking his site to Facebook touches on something I thinking about this morning. Even though you can export your Facebook data into what seems like a nicely presented, local site of sorts, I'd like to be able to basically parse my Facebook timeline, and somehow migrate it to a… Continue reading Facebook-fed blog someday?

Your journey into the Personal-Website-Verse

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I really enjoyed reading Matthias Ott’s post titled Into the Personal-Website-Verse. It’s an essay about why it’s so important to have your own space on the Web, and why IndieWeb is a great way to get there. It’s well worth the read. There are many reasons to have your own site, at your own domain,…… Continue reading Your journey into the Personal-Website-Verse

Make your Web

I enjoyed Tantek Çelik’s recent talk at beyond tellerrand // DÜSSELDORF 2019. If you’re interested in the IndieWeb, or just curious why having a personal site is still so important, make yourself a beverage and enjoy: https://youtu.be/qBLob0ObHMw Featured image: IndieWebCamp Berlin 2018 | Day 1 by tollwerk GmbH, licensed CC BY NC SA 2.0

Bookmark the Gutenberg Plugin Review

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One of my colleagues, Álvaro, runs the site Gutenberg Plugin Review that’s worth bookmarking, and following, if you’re interested in the growing category of Gutenberg plugins. Update (2019-05-22): Gutenberg Times recently published a post covering almost 100 plugins for the block editor that you may find really helpful too: https://gutenbergtimes.com/plugins-for-the-new-wordpress-block-editor/ This is quite a list!…… Continue reading Bookmark the Gutenberg Plugin Review

Another reason to have your own website

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Brad Frost wrote about the value of having your own website the other day. This quote stands out: Writing on your own website associates your thoughts and ideas with you as a person. Having a distinct website design helps strengthen that association.Brad Frost I had a conversation with someone recently about their site. They decided…… Continue reading Another reason to have your own website