Replied to a tweet by Lucas GonzeLucas Gonze (Twitter)

Refbacks were almost all noise and very little signal for me. Pingbacks/Trackback look dreadful and aren’t well supported anymore, so I don’t receive many. Webmentions have been AWESOME and just required two simple plugins for WordPress. My very small personal site has gotten over 6,000 reactions/replies in the past year (with the help of backfeed, particularly from Brid.gy.)

The real win is that I can use my own website to converse with others and don’t need the big social silos the way I did several years ago.

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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. I’ve gone full IndieWeb, but for the Webmention piece you’ll want the Webmention plugin and the Semantic Linkbacks plugin. If you want to go full-bore, which I suspect you may based on what I see on your website, who you’re following, and how you’re using it, you might want to start here. (Nice blogroll by the way.)

      I’ve got a collection of posts about some of my previous explorations if you’re interested.

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