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Someone came up with “Fediverse search” and folks …

Someone came up with “Fediverse search” and folks were not amused. Even though I’ve opted out of search engine indexation, I can still use Google to search, e.g., site:mastodon.social @​[email protected]​geekcompass.com. Nothing online should be considered private.

Some folks would rather not have their toots embedded or otherwise displayed on non-Fediverse sites. Any blog can choose to implement ActivityPub and become a Fediverse site. When more websites move in that direction, the “Fediverse” will pretty much be the web. Quoting, annotating and linking back and forth, under “fair use,” are a key part of the web. Publishing online isn’t the issue. (Certain features of) social media are.

Still, f—k discoverability. And “going viral.” I follow hundreds of web feeds; didn’t need an algorithm, or “Explore” tab, or “federated timeline”—what would that look like, a federated timeline of the entire blogosphere?—to “discover” those. Word of mouth is the way.

Imagine having a section on your site where you’d aggregate and show, in full, others’ blog posts, from all around the web. I wouldn’t do that.

Bookmarked https://cdevroe.com/2023/01/11/blogging-is-alive. This here is why I created …

Bookmarked https://cdevroe.com/2023/01/11/blogging-is-alive.

This here is why I created IndieBlocks. An already hugely popular blogging platform, any modern theme, and a single plugin, and you have all these things.

I hope we see a lot more platforms [so] that people don’t need to think about federation, microformats, syndication feeds, webmentions, etc. People do not care about these things. Developers need to.

Bookmarked https://geekcompass.com/@jan/107532236867982658. 2022 update: Hallway’s still not done. …

Bookmarked https://geekcompass.com/@jan/107532236867982658.

2022 update: Hallway’s still not done. I bought a much more expensive guitar, a 1950s table-top organ thingy, a budget electronic drumkit, a 70-year-old oil painting, and (S)NES Classic Mini(s). Kids got a dollhouse, and a Super Mario LEGO set, and way too many presents overall, and it’s been (mostly) fun.

Here’s my 2021-in-review: I bought a couple busted up guitars in the first few months of the year, and then there’s a black hole of some six months, and then in between the 3rd and the 4th wave my parents came over a couple times and helped us a whole lot finishing the hallway—still not done—and then in November my wife’s brother and his fiancée visited from Toronto, and our daughter, now two, finally got baptized, and there was birthdays and Sinterklaas and Christmas and way too many presents.

In reply to https://jamesg.blog/2022/12/30/highlight-js/. Cool, James! Two questions: …

In reply to https://jamesg.blog/2022/12/30/highlight-js/.

Cool, James!

Two questions:

  • Is this, or are you planning to make it, compatible with text fragments?

  • And: I have to admit I was a bit confused reading that title, as highlight.js, as far as I’m aware, is a rather popular (well over 20k GitHub stars, for what it’s worth) code highlighting solution.

Bookmarked https://manuelmoreale.com/on-the-current-decentralisation-movement. This right here. Your home on …

Bookmarked https://manuelmoreale.com/on-the-current-decentralisation-movement.

This right here.

Your home on the Internet? Get a website. Looking for interaction? Add comments (or Webmention).

“Quote toots?” Look at what I’m about to do instead:

The more I look at this “issue” the more I’m convinced the solution is already right there and it’s called the web.

In reply to https://cagrimmett.com/week-of/2023/01/01/weeks-of-december-19-and-26/. Have you given “Micropub” …

In reply to https://cagrimmett.com/week-of/2023/01/01/weeks-of-december-19-and-26/.

Have you given “Micropub” a try? It’s an open protocol for posting all sorts of post types (including “likes”) to any back end. There’s a WordPress plugin, and mobile apps, and you can (through responses to “config queries”) “tell” clients which post types your site supports (and more).