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This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • July 28th - August 3rd, 2018

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Farewell to Facebook syndication, notes from the DWeb Summit, and a cat on the IndieWeb. It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for July 28th - August 3rd, 2018.

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Music from Aaron Parecki’s 100DaysOfMusic project: Day 85 - Suit, Day 48 - Glitch, Day 49 - Floating, Day 9, and Day 11

Thanks to everyone in the IndieWeb chat for their feedback and suggestions. Please drop me a note if there are any changes you’d like to see for this audio edition!

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I’ve been really enjoying the focus on personal websites that Vi Hart and M Eifler aka blinkpopshift have been putting into their recent Patrons-only VIM LIVE streams.

In addition to some great discussion about subscribing to RSS feeds of personal sites, I have really enjoyed the homework-slash-games like “post something on your website” and “collect what you might have tweeted into a blog”.

I think there’s a lot that the IndieWeb can learn from discussions like these as folks from different backgrounds are (re-)discovering what the web can be.

You can find previous and future VIM LIVE streams by supporting blinkpopshift or Vi Hart on Patreon.

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Acolytes! Enjoy a DEADstream from your leaders after we were briefly sidetracked yesterday evening. Rest assured that our sites are now firmly set for the Festival of Spirits, this Friday, August 3rd at precisely 11:15pm! Reserve your seats now, acolytes!

Thanks to our guest Austin C. Thoms for reconnecting with the past (and with Jonathan Monroe) in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

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