#indieweb
@calum_ryan
Flower
Taking part in the IndieWeb
@calum_ryan
Front-end London / 28 January 2016

...back in my day

(the late 90s)

Geocities

First website

The time is

Welcome to my online site! ### Please sign my guestbook! ###
Tom

MySpace

Present day

Corporate Web domination

Enter the mega silos

(A different kind of silo)

Facebook, Twitter, etc

“A centralized web site typically owned by a for-profit corporation that stakes some claim to content contributed to it”

Full Definition

Free

Simple UI

Declining interest for your own website

Interconnectivity

Lack of incentive for silos to work together

</intro>

Enter IndieWebCamp

Founded 2011

by Aaaron Parecki, Tantek Çelik,
Amber Case, Crystal Beasley

Opensource wiki

*clarification

Is this talk about Ind.ie?

IndieWebCamp
!=
Ind.ie

IndieWeb Aims

Your content is yours

When you post something on the web, it should belong to you

You are better connected

Your articles and status messages can go to all services, not just one

You are in control

Post what you want, how you want, unmonitored

Links are permanent

IndieWeb

Getting started

indiewebify.me

Don't have a personal website yet?

(1) Get a personal domain

e.g. patrick-has-a-blog.com

(2) Choose a place for your content

Paid-for/free hosting

GitHub Pages

(3) Identify who you are

Represent what sites are linked to you

Microformats

Syntax for:

Articles, People, Places, Reviews, Events

POSSE

Post Own Site Syndicate Elsewhere

@

Webmentions

Notify another URL when you link to it on your site

(Superseded Pingback)

rel="webmention"

source=patrick-has-a-blog.com/replies/1507/reply-to-andrews-article

target=andrews-epic-blog.com/posts/0411/epicfel-roundup

Webmention

(W3C First Public Working Draft 12 January 2016)

Bridgy

Get started

Build a better experience than the silos

Build stuff for your own site!

Check-ins, real-time updates, events...

Posting via SMS using Twilio API by Jeremy Keith

IndieWebCamp 2015

Get involved

  • Join discussion on IRC
  • Start a local Homebrew Website Club
  • Attend an IndieWebCamp visit indieweb.org
Flower
thank you
calumryan.com / @calum_ryan
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