@c I really like the article; it makes it easy to wrap one’s head around the definitions of IndieWeb.

The one bit I did dislike, and it’s small, and a bit orthogonal, but still related:

Why should I have hundreds of social accounts and an online identity shattered like just so many horcruxes when I could have one that I can fully control?

I get your point there, especially in context, but I still don’t like the perpetuation of the idea, brought forth by these big data/social media corporations, of the flattening of identity. Before corporatized social media, it was relatively easy on the Internet, as it has always been in real life, to expose only a facet of your identity to a certain group, a different facet to a different group, and so forth. Everyone everywhere did not need to know all of me. This is one of the things that, despite all of the IndieWeb movement’s great strides in liberating us from the worldviews and constraints of the social silos, the IndieWeb doesn’t seem to have a good answer for (that I know of). Maybe there isn’t an answer that’s compatible with “a domain of one’s own”, and maybe that’s OK and I’m just reacting negatively to the appearance of that language. Dunno 🙂