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 #Dev 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 #dev 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.