I agree with last 2 RTs. Blogs are great. I wish we all used them. But we don’t have a simple enough blogging product with people-connecting features for people to replace FB with a blog. #indieweb is making the infrastructure but we need a better producthttps://t.co/L6B8leTO52— Ed Johnson-Williams (@_edjw) December 21, 2018
How would you think such a better #indieweb product would come into existence? Funding? Business model?— Johannes Ernst (@Johannes_Ernst) December 21, 2018
Same way all #IndieWeb tools are built, someone has a personal goal for their site and they build it, then someone else wants it, then someone else wants. We are economic agnostic (though I am personally pulling for co-op models) (https://t.co/4hn8K9vFW0)— Greg McVerry (@jgmac1106) December 21, 2018
There is a big difference in how much time and effort it takes to make something work for yourself, or for many other users. In the #indieweb world, we have managed to do the first, but not the second IMHO.— Johannes Ernst (@Johannes_Ernst) December 21, 2018
Isn’t thatthe same? If I need something to work for me, I go out and find something that works for someone else and repurpose. So it needn’t work for 'many users', it needs to work every time anew, a myriad of individual instances. The ‘invisible hand of networks’, not markets.— Ton Zijlstra (@ton_zylstra) December 21, 2018
Though I fully agree that entails driving down the barrier to entry for people to be able to do that down tremendously, and then drive it down tremendously once more. Not something we’re doing currently.— Ton Zijlstra (@ton_zylstra) December 21, 2018
At the same time, innovations along the lines of what micro.blog is doing are very important.