Gave a 3min lightning talk @redecentralize #rdc19, show > tell. #redecentralize links shown & words spoken from memory:

* Started with: https://tantek.com/

Hi my name is Tantek, the .com is silent.

I’m @t on Twitter when not blocked. I have been posting on my own site instead of Twitter for nearly 10 years now. (https://twitter.com/kevinmarks/status/1187675785978634240)

10 years ago I got frustrated with Twitter and built my own way to post notes, similar to what people take for granted today using Mastodon etc. This is the result.

* https://tantek.com/2019/290/t2/wonderfu-hybrid-indieweb-local-first-meetup

I also post replies, including replies to tweets, from my own site which are then automatically cross-posted to Twitter

* https://twitter.com/t/status/1184919114717917184

and threaded there so I don't have to ask everyone to use my solution. Interoperate with how people work today.

* https://tantek.com/2019/289/t2/orange-sunbeams-npsf

I also post photos on my own site, and similarly automatically send a copy to Twitter:

* https://twitter.com/t/status/1184724799723057152

Also something people are now doing with decentralized solutions.

* https://tantek.com/2019/303/e1/homebrew-website-club-sf

What about events? I post events on my own site, receive federated RSVPs, and cross post the details to Twitter:

* https://twitter.com/t/status/1184919994263453696

Including the ability to Add to Calendar to your calendar program, whichever you use, using the ICS standard.

We heard about a decentralized git issues project,

* https://tantek.com/2019/261/b1/proliferation-manifests-w3c

well I believe everyone should own their own issues as well, instead of posting them on someone else’s decentralized server, and then syndicate to wherever a project is aggregating their issues, like GitHub:

* https://github.com/w3ctag/design-reviews/issues/423

This is all made possible through services and standards,

* https://brid.gy/

like Bridgy. I did not have to write to the GitHub API etc. I used a web standard called Webmention, and Bridgy did the work for me to cross-post.

* https://www.w3.org/TR/webmention/

Webmention is a W3C Recommendation, one of a half dozen we produced during the W3C Social Web Working Group that I chaired.

* https://spec.indieweb.org/

Webmention is now one of many standards maintained by the IndieWeb community, see spec dot indieweb dot org for more.

* https://indiewebify.me/

And if you want to get started on the IndieWeb, setting up your site, check out IndieWebify dot me which provides step by step instructions and validators / tests. There’s lots more at indieweb.org. (https://twitter.com/kevinmarks/status/1187674891249733632)

* https://chat.indieweb.org/

Like all the other awesome projects here we have heard about, the IndieWeb community has a chat channel.

It of course bridges to Matrix, and also Discourse, as well as Slack. (https://twitter.com/kevinmarks/status/1187675021487022082)

* https://indieweb.org/2019/Berlin2

Because we believe in the value of human interaction and connection we also hold events. I want to invite everyone here to come to an IndieWebCamp in person as well. (https://twitter.com/kevinmarks/status/1187675118199300096)

If you’re in Europe please checkout IndieWebCamp Berlin November 23-24th.

* https://indieweb.org/2019/SF

And if you’re in the States, please join us in IndieWebCamp San Francisco!

Any questions?

(Thanks to @KevinMarks for live-tweeting as much as he could (tweetlinks inline in parentheses) keep up with my rapid speech and tab-switching :)

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