While sexting, video-sexing, and Zoom dating are all well and good, sometimes you wanna inject some flirtiness into your everyday text banter without having to get camera-ready, ya feel? Enter the humble emoji. While they’ve always been great for zuzzhing up your convos, we must call upon them now more than ever to communicate our horniness from afar.
Often the IndieWeb is re-creating functionality from traditional media or the social spaces to our own sites. Who is going to innovate and turn the tide in the other direction?
Where is the avant guarde? Who is going to be the next Stan Brakhage, George Antheil, Luis Buñuel, or Walter Murch of the web?
How can we push corporate social media back onto their heels?
I can’t wait for someone to create the next social media craze because it’s something they’re creatively posting on their own website as a media format that social silos don’t allow.
Who is experimenting with quirky multimedia posts on their websites? Who’s going to have the next meme generator/Tik Tok/SnapChat stories/inventive new functionality first? I’m imagining something in the vein of Marty’s Kapowski, Aaron’s emoji avatars, or Jeremy’s Indy maps, but I’m sure we could go crazier and push the envelope even further.
Bonus points if it’s done in the form of a micropub client! 🙂
A reflection on using emojis as a way to provide visual information about blog posts. I have dived into my latest #IndieWeb venture of saving links on my own site. I thought that I would simply use the Bookmark post kind to save my links, but I soon realised not every link needed some form of commen...
When I subsequently remove the emoji from the permalink, and reprocess Bridgy then has no problem finding the URL and sending the webmention. So at least there’s a “fix” on the user’s side for those experiencing this issue, but only if they’re aware it exists and have the means of executing it.
Example of failed webmention:
(I’ll note that it’s also got a fragment # in the URL, but don’t think this is a part of the issue)
Syndicated copy that was liked: https://twitter.com/ChrisAldrich/status/1129124049068498944#favorited-by-14591484
Bridgy Log: https://brid.gy/log?start_time=1558056830&key=aglzfmJyaWQtZ3lyTAsSCFJlc3BvbnNlIj50YWc6dHdpdHRlci5jb20sMjAxMzoxMTI5MTI0MDQ5MDY4NDk4OTQ0X2Zhdm9yaXRlZF9ieV8xNDU5MTQ4NAw
Example of previously failed webmention that ultimately went through following emoji removal:
Syndicated copy: https://twitter.com/ChrisAldrich/status/1129124049068498944#favorited-by-19844672
Bridgy Log: https://brid.gy/log?start_time=1558714459&key=aglzfmJyaWQtZ3lyTAsSCFJlc3BvbnNlIj50YWc6dHdpdHRlci5jb20sMjAxMzoxMTI5MTI0MDQ5MDY4NDk4OTQ0X2Zhdm9yaXRlZF9ieV8xOTg0NDY3Mgw
Another potential example from Instagram
Done via PESOS from Instagram which I’m sure missed webmentions (though too far back to find the specific logs):