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There are lots of things to be excited about in joining the Indie Web, like supporting a more human-centered version of the web and connecting better with others across the web. Joining the Indie Web involves a few steps to … Continue reading →

Could I also use Indie Web tools for a persona, or is that not in keeping with the community? 

The community is all about websites and identity, so having a website for a pen name is exactly the sort of thing you should definitely do! I’m sure there are a few who have done it, but I’m unaware of any documenting it yet. Starting a stub page on the wiki for pen name could be a good start if you do.
Annotated on August 27, 2020 at 03:25PM

I haven’t committed to the philosophy of completely owning all the data I post online. I feel like this is something else I can take step by step, getting used to the change as I go. 

This can be a daunting task. I often ask people “How do you eat an entire whale?”

The only plausible answer is “One bite at a time”, so I suggest you do the same thing with your social media presences and other data. One step at a time.
Annotated on August 27, 2020 at 03:28PM

As someone who writes social media for work, I am deeply rooted in the practice of writing a unique intro when I share a post to Twitter, not directly syndicating it with whatever text I started the article with. For me that feels good enough (not saving that unique share to my site) since including the link means any likes and comments about the article come back to my blog thanks to Bridgy, but maybe someone will convince me otherwise 😉 

I’ll often share articles to Twitter and don’t necessarily do a 1-to-1 match of the syndicated copy on Twitter. Usually I’ll excerpt a piece that ends up appearing on Twitter with a link back to the article. I generally presuppose that if they’re interested, they’ll click through and read otherwise they’re bookmarking it or sharing the link with others, so those interactions coming back to the original are always fine with me.
Annotated on August 27, 2020 at 03:30PM

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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.

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