An Introduction to the IndieWeb | AltPlatform

An Introduction to the IndieWeb by Chris Aldrich (AltPlatform)
Whether you're starting a blog, building your personal brand, posting a resume, promoting a hobby, writing a personal journal, creating an online commonplace book, sharing photos or content with friends, family, or colleagues, writing reviews, sharing recipes, podcasting, or any one of the thousand other things people do online it all starts with having a presence and an identity online.

I remember some of the difficulties I had in understanding, comprehending, and coming to grasp with the overall concept of the IndieWeb. Then I contended with strategies for navigating my way through the wiki and deciding in what order to do things and finding my way into the rich and diverse community of help and additional resources.

I’ve written an introduction–aimed at beginners (and non-developers)–on that I hope might help out others who are thinking about or starting their own journey.

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Author: Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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    1. @renem, @manton has implemented Webmentions, but a filtered version. If I recall, mentions are only sent to the website listed in your account settings and not to others. Although, now that I’m thinking about it, perhaps it could be a selling point for expanding the user base of if he let all @mentions and @replies send Webmentions. Barring that it would be nice if there were additional fields for more websites which could receive them as I use two different sites to feed my account, and currently only one of them can get these “whitelisted” Webmentions.


      1. @manton so if I write something on my blog, and it gets posted here via feed and someone answered, my site receives the Webmention? Tbc, my blog is. It my verified site here, because that would break OwnYourGram and other IndieAuth connections.



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