Threads.net now supports the #indieWeb #microformats #openStandard rel-me for distributed ✅ verification!¹ (supported since 2023-08-09)
My Threads profile already had my domain since it was created from my Instagram profile.
View source on https://www.threads.net/@tantek and you can see the #relMe on a link tag:
<link rel="me" href="https://tantek.com/" />
Instructions to add yours:
* Add your domain to your Threads profile "Link" field. That’s it.
Longer explicit steps: https://indieweb.org/rel-me#Threads
Thanks especially to @timothychambers.net (@firstname.lastname@example.org, @email@example.com) for requesting rel-me support² which one Threads engineer “decided to hack it together” one night!³
You can view Tim’s profile @firstname.lastname@example.org for a real world example of a Mastodon profile showing a green text ✅ verified link to a Threads profile.
Tim made several good points in his request:
“… a small, but disproportionately helpful addition would be to support this "rel=me" feature in your profiles. That could launch well before full ActivityPub, & show the first real integration to open social web standards”
Microformats (and IndieWeb) standards in general are deliberately designed as small, incremental building blocks which are disproportionately helpful as Tim says.
These small building blocks which directly enable user features are usually something a web developer can code at least some (often complete!) support for in one day/night which makes them particularly appealing as a way to rapidly support open #socialWeb standards used by the #fediverse and beyond.
Incrementally implementing microformats & IndieWeb standards⁴ also demonstrates good will and good intentions for supporting the #openWeb.
This is day 44 of #100DaysOfIndieWeb. #100Days
← Day 43: https://tantek.com/2023/171/t1/anniversaries-microformats-posse
* 2023-02-01 Wikipedia.org supports multiple rel=me links: https://tantek.com/2023/139/t1/wikipedia-supports-indieweb-rel-me