👓 Why We Need the IndieWeb | Cathie LeBlanc

Bookmarked Why We Need the #IndieWeb: A Short History by Cathie LeBlanc (Desert of My Real Life)
Members of the IndieWeb community are building tools to try to make moving your web presence off the corporate web easier, giving you more control over your digital identity. I like to think of the IndieWeb as a way of trying to regain the democratic ideals of early Web 2.0. IndieWeb wants us all to have a web presence that we own and control. We can still use tools like Twitter and Facebook to bring us together but we publish our content first on our own web sites and then decide where we want to share them. An example is this post. I’m writing it on http://cathieleblanc.com/blog. But I want others to see it. So after publishing it on my own site with my self-hosted installation of WordPress, I will put a link to it on Facebook and on Twitter for others to see. Facebook and Twitter serve as today’s interactive hotlist. Everything old is new again.

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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, 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.

One thought on “👓 Why We Need the IndieWeb | Cathie LeBlanc”

  1. Ian Harper says:

    Hi Guys

    My issue with indieweb is I don’t have the personal tools to build my own answers to my problems.

    My problems at the moment are

    Dealing with the fire hose of the internet

    Organising work and personal interests when they cross over.

    Search it’s broken because of the fire hose Google has set default settings that every time I search I need to change. Plus the black box stuff

    For me the fire hose is an issue for getting business and search.

    If we all have our own URLs we need a answer to search. I want to find you guys and read your stuff.

    You guys are very smart and see the world though that lens. For me and people like me we see this great thing that represents our world but can’t find a way out the village to explore.


    Ian Harper

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