Replied to a tweet by Toby Osbourn (Twitter)
I wrote and intro article on Webmention a while back for A List Apart: Webmentions: Enabling Better Communication on the Internet and Jason McIntosh just wrote Webmentions, Active and Passive which is solid.

From there, I’d take a look at the canonical Webmention page of the IndieWeb wiki which has a huge number of resources. Since it looks like you’re coming from a Ruby perspective, you might appreciate the Ruby page on the IndieWeb wiki which has some pre-existing resources which may cut back on your work and learning curve. Perhaps Jason Garber (@jgarber)might be a useful resource within the Ruby world?

If you’re using other platforms/languages, simply search the IndieWeb wiki for other details relating to Webmention. Have questions as you delve in? Just ask in the IndieWeb chat.

Replied to a tweet by Thread Reader AppThread Reader App (Twitter)
I’m happy to see the response so far. I hope it rises above the threshold for wanting to build it into ThreadReaderApp as a feature.

I’ll note, hopefully for ease of implementation, that a Micropub solution will already allow you to post to WordPress, Drupal, WithKnown, Craft, Jekyll, Kirby, Hugo, Blot, and others.

There is also an open source project called that provides a micropub endpoint for services like Tumblr,, Blogger, and Twitter (among others). Aaron Parecki has a public version I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if you tried.

Other platforms could quickly allow the functionality and so much more by building their own micropub servers, which would be a major boon to the social media space and the open web. 

If you have questions about implementation while building, feel free to pop into the IndieWeb chat (where prior implementers and others) are available for help. (Alternate chat modalities including Slack and IRC are available if you prefer.)


Replied to a tweet by Tom CritchlowTom Critchlow (Twitter)
“@jgmac1106 Thanks - been trying to get my head around webmentions for a while and still haven't figured it out....”
Tom, for the basics of what Webmention is you might try this intro article Webmentions: Enabling Better Communication on the Internet.

To get started quickly, just to have the notifications, you might try creating an account with and put the endpoint into the <head> of your site so you can receive them in the erstwhile on a separate service and worry about direct integration at a later date. As I recall Aaron Gustafson has a Jekyll Plugin for display and some of the outline is covered in this recent article by Max Böck.

If necessary, you can get help in the #Dev channel of the IndieWeb chat.