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.
I also post replies, including replies to tweets, from my own site which are then automatically cross-posted to Twitter
and threaded there so I don't have to ask everyone to use my solution. Interoperate with how people work today.
I also post photos on my own site, and similarly automatically send a copy to Twitter:
Also something people are now doing with decentralized solutions.
What about events? I post events on my own site, receive federated RSVPs, and cross post the details to Twitter:
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,
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:
This is all made possible through services and standards,
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.
Webmention is a W3C Recommendation, one of a half dozen we produced during the W3C Social Web Working Group that I chaired.
Webmention is now one of many standards maintained by the IndieWeb community, see spec dot indieweb dot org for more.
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)
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)
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.
And if you’re in the States, please join us in IndieWebCamp San Francisco!
(Thanks to @KevinMarks for live-tweeting as much as he could (tweetlinks inline in parentheses) keep up with my rapid speech and tab-switching :)