"Before newsletters and social networks there was RSS, a tool that helped us keep up to date with our favorite websites.
...even bloggers began chasing clicks and page-views...
RSS still exists.
The Open Web isn’t just a dream or a memory, it is all around us. Time to take back what’s ours."
- Daniel Goldsmith
Published at: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:58:39 +0200
"Enter your favorite book, and get a list of suggested books to read.
These book picks are based on genres to achieve the best book suggestions."
"Can we all bring back blogging, together? Artists, writers, inventors, tinkerers, illustrators, designers—all makers are welcome here.
... Why RSS? Rss is truly decentralized. Readers can then subscribe in aggregate to all the feeds they love best, and read the content in one place with a service like Feedly or Old Reader. And there's no need to point them to a specific RSS feed. Most of these services only need the URL of your blog or newsletter.
... towards a decentralized, curated, diverse creative collective—just one interesting corner of the internet where we can all pool our networks to lift us all up."
- Ash and Ryan
Published at: Wed, 28 Dec 2022 22:59:48 +0100
"A new year brings new calls for a return to personal blogging as an antidote to the toxic and extractive systems of social media. Giving our attention and creative content to major social media corporations has always been a dubious undertaking, although for a long time, that didn't stop me from adopting Facebook and Twitter early as possible places to build community."
- Christopher P. Long
"Today is the 10th anniversary of the death of Aaron Swartz, The Internet's Own Boy. Aaron Swartz was a writer, programmer, web activist and political organizer."
"So how about we make 2023 the year of the personal website? The year in which we launch our first site or redesign our old one, publish a little more often, and add RSS and Webmentions to our websites so that we can write posts back and forth. The year we make our sites more fussy, more quirky, and more personal. The year we document what we improved, share what we learned, and help each other getting started. The year we finally create a community of critical mass around all our personal websites. The year we take back our Web.
I'll start tonight."
- Matthias Ott
Published at: Fri, 06 Jan 2023 20:01:00 +0100
"Welcome to the RSS Club. If you can read this, you’re part of my secret society."
Blogs of Indieweb.xyz
This is a directory of the blogs that have posted here. I'm hoping to build a good directory of Indieweb blogs by topic. If you want to be listed, simply send a Webmention!
A while back I bought the https://perl.social/ domain without much immediate use for it.... ... I started setting up an activitypub based network to take the place of the twitter community in the advent that there was an exodus of Perl programmers from twitter. That seems to have been happening so I finally kicked into gear to get it ready for use.
"https://perl.social/ should show you the public face of the community, (if it doesn't let me know). In the upper right you'll find the login button, and can register a new user. Once registered, like all fediverse things you'll be able to be followed by people as such @firstname.lastname@example.org and can follow other users on other servers by putting them in the search box at the top and then following them." - Ryan Voots
Zero Data Apps.
Own your data, all of it. Apps that let you control your data.
The XMLHttpRequest Definitive guide
Stop searching and read this.
Raise your hand if you've ever read a README file. Now, keep that hand raised if you've ever written a README file. I'm going to take a shot in the dark and assume that your hand is still raised; at least, it's raised in spirit, since you probably refuse to flail your arms about like a crazy person just because I tell you to. After code comments, the README file is one of the most ubiquitous forms of documentation found in software development today. While not every source code repository has a README, it's a good bet that every successful one does.
"In the 1990’s and early 2000’s, there seemed to be a great trend in Hollywood of depicting hacker characters, even in movies that weren’t strictly technology or cyberpunk themed. I absolutely love when these characters appear in movies, and I thought I’d collect a few of my favorites here."
− My Top 10 Favorite Movie Hackers
Here you can find posts and documents regarding 2021/Dusseldorf IndieWebCamp.