❤️ iOSDevDirectory

iOSDevDirectory by daveverwer (GitHub)
It's just a site that lists all of the blogs that cover the wonderful iOS development community. It was built, and is maintained by Dave Verwer who is also the author of iOS Dev Weekly.

This GitHub repo has an interesting UI/display for creating a full page blogroll of sorts. It has means for following individual sources as well as subscribing to OPML files.

❤️ Microsub bridge by Ryan Barrett

Microsub bridge by Ryan Barrett (snarfed.org)
If you’re familiar with much of my IndieWeb work, you probably know I’m drawn to building translators, proxies, and bridges to connect different protocols and services that do similar things. There’s been a lot of activity recently around Microsub, a standard API for feed reader clients to talk to feed reader servers. Many existing readers have APIs, so I’ve been thinking about a bridge that would translate those APIs to Microsub, so that reader clients like Together and Indigenous could use traditional reader services like Feedly and NewsBlur as their backend.

This article brings such warmth to my heart. It’s even beyond what I had originally envisioned in Feed Reader Revolution.

I’m salivating what this portends for the web and my ability to read it better in the future!

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Fears of the IndieWeb by Michael SingletaryMichael Singletary (Michael Singletary)
Prior to diving headfirst into the idea of taking back control over my content online, I held a number of reservations about the ongoing process of true ownership. I’m the kind of guy that likes to let other people worry about things when I can and, despite being a fully capable systems administrator, I generally avoid running my own personal servers, hosting accounts, or platforms. I have, traditionally, outsourced this job to hosted platforms like Blogger, Flickr, MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, and countless others. Only MySpace has failed me so far, erasing much of my early adulthood from the internet. Why should I turn this control over to smaller teams of developers that may not remain motivated to maintain the projects I’ve, now, come to rely on?

I long for the day in which the web has become IndieWebified to the point that I don’t need to worry about my non-tech friends and family anymore either.

I feel like the walls will eventually come down with technology like Webmentions and I won’t need to spend as much time on machinations like syndication and backfeed to and from silos which can be a drain. This is the dream that gives me even greater hope for future generations living on the web the way I do.

❤️ Just pushed some updates to IndieNews!

Just pushed some updates to IndieNews! by Aaron PareckiAaron Parecki (aaronparecki.com)
Just pushed some updates to IndieNews! Notes like this one, (posts with no name) will now be displayed better, hopefully encouraging people to post more short stuff instead of just blog posts. There is also a calendar view for posts, similar to the calendar on indieweb.org/2017-12-indieweb-challenge Thanks to @sknebel for the idea! I didn't link to the calendar permalinks from the UI yet, but you can browse to them with URLs like this: news.indieweb.org/en/2017/12 I also fixed an issue where the content and name of posts was not being truncated, which caused a minor IRC flood this morning due to a Microformats implied name containing an entire blog post being sent to IRC.
Here’s the latest version of my quick-reply bookmarklet. by gRegor MorrillgRegor Morrill (gregorlove.com)
Here’s the latest version of my quick-reply bookmarklet. It lets me reply to any URL now, not just tweet URLs. Copy and paste the below as a bookmark, changing http://example.com/endpoint/?url= to your desired endpoint. javascript:(function(){var endpoint='http://example.com/endpoint/?url=';if(document.location.hostname=='twitter.com'){var container;if(!(container=document.querySelector('.selected-stream-item'))){if(!(container=document.querySelector('.permalink-tweet-container'))){alert('Could not find tweet permalink. Are you sure a specific tweet is selected?');return false;}}var in_reply_to='https://twitter.com'+container.children[0].getAttribute('data-permalink-path');window.open(endpoint+encodeURIComponent(in_reply_to));}else{var in_reply_to=document.location.href;window.open(endpoint+encodeURIComponent(in_reply_to));}}())

Thanks gRegor! This seems to work like a charm with the Post Kinds Plugin endpoints.

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❤️ Focus on Content by Khürt Williams

Focus on Content by Khürt Williams (Island in the Net)
I’m going to use what works and is easy but focus on my content. When it doesn’t work; when it’s not easy. I’ll move on. Try another time.

Some worthwhile thoughts especially from a Gen2 perspective and on.

❤️ IndieWebCamp Austin wrap-up by Manton Reece

IndieWebCamp Austin wrap-up by Manton Reece (manton.org)
Over the weekend we hosted the first IndieWebCamp in Austin. I’m really happy with the way the event came together. I learned a lot in helping plan it, made a few mistakes that we can improve next time, but overall came away as inspired as ever to keep improving Micro.blog so that it’s a standout platform of the IndieWeb movement. There’s nothing like meeting in person with other members of the community. I know this from attending Apple developer conferences, but the weekend in Austin only underscored that I should be more active in the larger web community as well.

❤️ It’s funny by Barnaby Walters

It’s funny by Barnaby WaltersBarnaby Walters (waterpigs.co.uk)
It’s funny — people are saying so much about the #indieweb/federated social web not being a “Facebook Killer”, and yet it’s killed my usage of FB beyond occasional passive consumption. So, implementors: build stuff which kills your own FB usage before trying to kill facebook.

I’ve totally noticed this effect myself in the past several months.

And it’s wonderful!

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❤️ Why Connecting Hardware with the Web is So Neat by Eli Fatsi

Why Connecting Hardware with the Web is So Neat by Eli Fatsi (Viget)
We just wrapped up development on Lightwalk, an interactive art installation living at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. For a number of reasons, this has been one of the most interesting projects I've ever worked on. There is the obvious wow factor of the installation itself, but we also developed a whole suite of dev tools running behind the scenes that not only keep the installation running, but also enable engagement from ACU students in multiple ways. It's this tie between hardware and software that makes the project truly shine, it's taking art and making it sm-art, it's the internet of things but it's actually interesting, and it's what I'm going to be talking about today.

This is a cool art installation! I’d like to have one please… It’s like a miniature version of the installation at Los Angeles International Airport, but small enough to fit in my front yard. If only the LAX version was controllable like this one!

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❤️ Bitcoin propaganda posters in Brighton | Jeremy Keith

Bitcoin propaganda posters in Brighton. by Jeremy Keith (adactio.com)

Bitcoin posters in Brighton

I love the overall advertising concept here–particularly for such a modern product.

I’m almost half-tempted to commission someone to re-purpose old war propaganda posters like this to promote the Indieweb movement.

He controls his own website–and they love that.

Don’t let that shadow touch them. Own your domain.

She may be… accepting Webmentions.


First they ignore you.

Then they laugh at you.

Then they fight you.

Then you WIN

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Working Facebook’s Land

Media Companies Are Getting Sick of Facebook (Bloomberg Businessweek)
News outlets are complaining about Facebook’s terms for TV-quality videos meant to compete with YouTube.

It’s getting tougher for CNN and others to view these arrangements as mutually beneficial. “Facebook is about Facebook,” says Andrew Morse, general manager of CNN’s digital operations. “For them, these are experiments, but for the media companies looking to partner with ­significant commitments, it gets to be a bit of whiplash.” Morse says the financial compensation Facebook offers isn’t enough to convince him that working directly with the social network will be worthwhile in the long term.

Jason Kint, chief executive officer of the industry trade group Digital Content Next, was more blunt. “Media companies are like serfs working Facebook’s land,” he says.

Yet another prime example why people should be owning and controlling their own content.

(h/t: iwantmyname.com)

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