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I sort of like the idea of networked thought via digital commonplace books. Being able to carry on longer conversations between notebooks in a sense. It shouldn’t matter how long or short the conversation is.

I attempt to do this with my own website(s) leveraging Webmentions for the back-and-forth portions. Twitter is often just a simple notification mechanism for those who don’t have that support yet.


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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.

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    1. Chris Aldrich says:

      Forum, yes, a bit. But that’s centralized. I want to own the copy of my own notebook and what’s in it, but still communicate. On a forum someone else (typically) owns it and might take it down.

      The other option is to use a forum or aggregation hub to aid in discovery. So we might have our own online digital notebooks but syndicate copies or links to our content to a site like where others could subscribe to a topic (similar to Reddit), but there’s still two-way conversation capable between individual users who still own and maintain all their own data without worries about corporations memory-holing it. The best of both worlds? (See for a potential case in point).

      Syndicated copies:

  1. Chris Aldrich says:

    It’ll be a bit yet before I finish it, but I’ve been working at an online representation of my Obsidian notebook that would support sending/receiving webmentions. I’ve already got a TiddlyWiki that receives webmentions, though it doesn’t display them (yet)…

    Syndicated copies:

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