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 […]

Post Kinds, in depth

If you’re looking for a detailed guide to Post Kinds, then read Chris Aldrich’s “Post Kinds Plugin for WordPress“. I’ve been meaning to read this article properly for a little while now to help me better understand how to use Post Kinds more effectively on my site.

Rethinking Mastodon

I’ve been pretty interested in Mastodon as a Twitter alternative, at least until I noticed Brent Simmons’ post. He linked to Wil Wheaton’s post titled “The world is a terrible place right now, and that’s largely because it is what we make it” in which Wheaton described a particularly unpleasant, and unexpected experience on Mastodon: […]

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.

My Feedly wishlist

I’ve been using Feedly for many years. It is my go-to feed reader and it’s a central feature in my information diet. Inspired by Richard MacManus’ article, I thought I’d share my Feedly wishlist.

The Open Web fosters opportunities

The Open Web is not a hot topic for most people. It’s pretty esoteric and it will probably remain the domain of a pretty small group of people for years to come. Still, it’s an important cause.

AltPlatform and a conversation about the Open Web

I’ve been a big believer in the Open Web for some time and I was pretty excited to discover that Richard MacManus and a few other writers have launched AltPlatform.org, a non-profit publication focused on the Open Web.

The curious announcement that Pinboard has acquired Delicious

I’m not sure what to make of the announcement that Pinboard has acquired Delicious. If Maciej Ceglowski did, indeed, buy the service to preserve the bookmarks then that is a good thing for the open Web.

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