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. https://ramblinggit.com/2018/12/the-case-for-moving-your-social-network-to-micro-blog/ I think there’s certainly merit in shifting your social network over to something like Micro.blog, in the near term at…… Continue reading More thoughts about Micro.blog as an indie social network
Chris Aldrich mentioned something about using “webmention badges” on a project site: This would have made it easier to send webmention-based badges which could have been done by creating a badge page on which he could have added simple links to all of the student pages that had earned them. I’m not sure what these…… Continue reading I’m not sure what webmention badges are, but they sound interesting
I watched a really interesting interview this morning that got me thinking about yet another reason why it really is better to own your own little node on the Web and use that as your primary sharing platform. https://twitter.com/pauljacobson/status/580407554725048322 One of the ideas that came up during Leo Laporte’s discussion with Damon Wayans (yes, that…… Continue reading Your life as a creativity donor
I think it is possible to be so connected online and be lonely at the same time. We connect to so many people, call so many people "friends" who probably aren't. Although we have hundreds or thousands of "friends", can we meaningfully share our intimate moments, fears and challenges when they could betray insecurities when… Continue reading Our hyperconnected social Web can be a desperately lonely place
Rian van der Merwe published a post which touches on a recurring theme which I have been thinking about for a while: we should fear Facebook/Google/Twitter because of all the data they hold about us. I keep wondering why? There are good reasons to be afraid of what these services may know about us in…… Continue reading Why we fear Facebook and why we shouldn't?
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…… Continue reading Tent: a protocol for an open and distributed social Web
The latest sign of an increasingly closed and Balkanised Web is Twitter’s controversial updates to its API which further restrict anything that is not actually made by Twitter. Developers’ reactions range from disappointment to outrage Twitter remains dominant in its space because there is nothing else. Facebook also dominates the social sharing space with its…… Continue reading After Twitter and Facebook