#indieweb 2021-10-14

2021-10-14 UTC
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prologic
Hey y'all lovely folk πŸ‘‹
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prologic
Does anyone have any great ideas for how to build a "Share via xxx" button or even interact with your self-hosted instance of a thing from some other website?
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prologic
I've been thinking about this for a while, and I think I'm too dumb to come up with a solution that works in a decentralised platform like this 🀣
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[schmarty]
What are webactions?
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Loqi
A web action is the interface and user experience of taking a specific discrete action, across the web, from one site to another site or application https://indieweb.org/webactions
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prologic
Ahh awesome!
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prologic
There's a spec for this
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prologic
I'll go read up on that and get back to you if I have any questions
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prologic
Thanks! πŸ™‡β€β™‚οΈ
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Potato
Greetings folks
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Potato
Thinking about joining the indieweb community, but kinda unsure how the end result look slike
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Potato
anyone willing to show off their own?
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KartikPrabhu
www.kartikprabhu.com
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Murray[d]
Hey Potato, the Wiki has a lot of good information on people's projects/sites. The chat names list is a good place to scan around and find out some of that info: https://indieweb.org/chat-names
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Murray[d]
I know when I was first looking into IndieWeb I spent a bit of time hopping around on there, looking at people's profiles and following links etc πŸ™‚
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capjamesg[d]
Welcome!
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capjamesg[d]
Feel free to ask any questions Potato!
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capjamesg[d]
My domain is jamesg.blog πŸ™‚
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Potato
what you've been up to ,or read your blog or whatnot?
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Potato
I'm not sure I understand how it really works :P I've seen kartik's website, as well as few others, including Jamesg blog, and from what I gather instead of using social media ,or website builders like squarespace or just making your website the regular way, you go for non-seo version of a website that isn't published anywhere else and doesn't go through search engines, but instead you can share your web adress to someone and they can see
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Potato
Jamesg is a blog, I mean it doesn't seem that much different of topic-based blogs, a lovely one if i might add, about a person interested in coffee and their adventures.
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Potato
While kartikprabhnu's seems more like a chatlog of stuff he's posted at different websites, open for people who follow him to read, like a history sort of.
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capjamesg[d]
Yay! Thanks πŸ˜‰
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Loqi
giggles
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capjamesg[d]
We believe that you should own the content you produce online.
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capjamesg[d]
Whether you build a site with code or use a site generator.
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Potato
Yes, but - owning the content you produce online - doesn't explain me what it does :D
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capjamesg[d]
Owning your content means that you control how it is represented. So you can make your own design / choose how to display things
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Potato
https://christinahendricks.ca for example this lady is included on indieweb org, and it seems like a genuine portfolio that one would make in sense of business card
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Potato
But isn't that what a web-developer with some knowledge would do?
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capjamesg[d]
In the case of my blog, I show some coffee posts. But I also share content I have liked on the web.
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Loqi
I am a Professor of Teaching in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver, and I am also the Academic Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC. Here you can find information related to my work at UBC as wel...
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Potato
So the difference is that instead of hosting it on some web-service you host it on your own self-made server on PC?
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capjamesg[d]
You can make your site do / show / look how you want. Some people just have home pages. But they have made them and usually have them on their own domain.
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capjamesg[d]
Whereas with Twitter they control the design of all of your content, how it is showed, etc.
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capjamesg[d]
You can host your content on third party services. Many people here use WordPress, for example.
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capjamesg[d]
What is getting started?
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Loqi
Get started on the indieweb by connecting with the indiewebcamp community, getting a personal domain, a place for your content, and setting up your home page and other indieweb essentials https://indieweb.org/Getting_Started
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Potato
Ah you mean in their own font/on their website, to be used for promotion of their adds on the side and stuff?
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capjamesg[d]
You can do anything, yep! Use your own fonts, add custom widgets, create your own color scheme, etc.
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capjamesg[d]
On your own site you have control whether to display ads.
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capjamesg[d]
You can make some content private if you want so only certain people can see it.
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Potato
I meant that's what twitter does, or rather why it's beneficial for twitter to exist.
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Potato
Hmm, ok makes sense.
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capjamesg[d]
Indeed. But on Twitter there are ads, character limits, and you don’t really own what you make.
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Potato
But how is it different from me just making my own website, hosting it privately, giving the link to people in comparison to being part of this community?
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capjamesg[d]
That’s IndieWeb πŸ™‚
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capjamesg[d]
If you make your own site you are part of our community πŸ™‚
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capjamesg[d]
There are optional standards you can add to your blog that we developed in the community.
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Potato
I have a few, but it's first time I've heard about the community
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capjamesg[d]
Like webmention, a way to post comments on other peoples sites that you own.
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Potato
Ah, so there are benefits to it besides this chat
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capjamesg[d]
So all of the likes on my blog are actually from Instagram.
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capjamesg[d]
I used a tool called brid.gy to add them to my site.
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capjamesg[d]
Which was developed by snarfed, who is often in this chat πŸ™‚
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capjamesg[d]
Yep! This chat is more of a social space / a place to chat with people.
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Potato
Hmm, I'll have to think about what to do. Atm i'm planning to start my digital garden, but i have over 36000 notes on PC that i need to somehow manage and put in form of coherent thoughts then upload somewhere.
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Potato
I've been reading about mind mapping and digital gardening hence I've bumped into this community.
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Potato
I'm fairly young, so this seemed something hippie-like, where people smoke weed and often say - corporations bro it's all their fault -
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Potato
But by quick browse, there seems to be an abundance of talented people doing their own thing.
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Potato
Surprisingly tho, so many physicists
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Potato
there must be a reason why :D
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capjamesg[d]
We have a few people with digital gardens in the community.
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capjamesg[d]
What is a digital garden?
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Loqi
A commonplace book (or commonplaces) are a way to compile and store knowledge, usually by writing information into books, notebooks, card catalogs, or in more modern settings on one's own website https://indieweb.org/digital_garden
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Potato
eh, it seems i'll have to expand my server then, atm the bandwidth that i have combined with its processing power is insufficient to anything extra
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Potato
well, thanks for feedback and info :D
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Potato
all the best to you!
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Potato
Cheers
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doosboox
Potato: what kind of server do you have, and how much bandwidth?
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