#indieweb | #decentralization
@calum_ryan
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Introducing the IndieWeb movement
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MozFest London / 28 October 2017

The 2000s...

...the rise and decline of the decentralized web

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Enter

Era of creative freedom on the web?

MySpace

Site deaths & acquisitions

Permanent deletion or changes in terms for what you've published when sites are acquired by other companies or shut down completely due to financial/other reasons.

Full Definition

Welcome

...to the graveyard of social networks

where sites go offline, taking content and permalinks with them, thereby breaking the web accordingly.

Present day

Corporate/centralized web domination

Enter the mega silos

Silos

e.g. 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*

Convenient
Low barrier to entry

Easy to access, connect with friends and use over multiple platforms and devices anywhere

Declining interest for having your own website

Interconnectivity

Lack of incentive for silos to work together

Reviewing the centralized web

  • Open/closed environments
  • Allowed activity
  • Restricted activity

Discussion exercise

Enter IndieWebCamp

Founded 2011

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

Opensource wiki

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 community

Who does the IndieWeb community consist of?

People who want to
create stuff

Coders, web designers, user experience designers, content authors, journalists...

Engineering the IndieWeb

POSSE

Post Own Site Syndicate Elsewhere

Tools

Such as code validation and testing sign-in capabilities

rel="me"

Web sign-in with IndieAuth via your own website not silos

New/improved web standards

  • Microformats
  • Webmentions
  • Micropub

Microformats logo

Microformats

Publish standard API consumed and used by search engines, aggregators, and other tools

@

Webmentions

Notify another URL when you link to it on your site

source=lisa-writes.com/replies/1507/reply-to-ians-article

target=ians-blog.com/posts/0411/mozfest

Micropub

Create, update, and delete posts on one's own domain using third-party clients

Open source projects
(in the public domain)

New and existing software/CMS/utilities
crafted on IndieWeb principles

Bridgy

Syndicates/receives content to/from social networks

Discussion exercise

Get involved

IndieWeb

Getting started

indiewebify.me

Attend IWC in-person

indieweb.org/next-iwc

Join discussion on Slack/IRC

#indiewebcamp on Freenode


chat.indieweb.org/slack

Attend/start a Homebrew Website Club

hwclondon.co.uk

Other Homebrew Website Clubs

Learn more and contribute

Read and edit the wiki indieweb.org

Flower
thank you
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