This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • June 30th - July 6th, 2018

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Reddit-but-IndieWeb, Facebook’s socialized risks, and you got your ActivityPub in my Webmention. It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for June 30th - July 6th, 2018.

You can find all of my audio editions and subscribe with your favorite podcast app here: martymcgui.re/podcasts/indieweb/.

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!

RSVP'd to an event https://martymcgui.re/2018/07/09/161010/
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Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center 1045 Light St., BaltimoreMD, 21230

Homebrew Website Club Baltimore
Please note: We are back to meeting on Wednesday and meeting at 6:30pm. Be sure to double-check your calendars! Join us for an evening of quiet writing, IndieWeb demos, and discussions! Create or update your personal web site! Finish that blog post you’ve been writing, edit the wiki! Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs, share what you’ve gotten working! Join a...
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Homebrew Website Club returns! Come on out and work on your personal website, or learn more about how to escape the social media silos by building something of your own!

We’ll have updates about the recent IndieWeb Summit, a return of webrings, and much more!

Homebrew Website Club Baltimore

Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center 1045 Light St., BaltimoreMD, 21230

Please note: We are back to meeting on Wednesday and meeting at 6:30pm. Be sure to double-check your calendars!

Join us for an evening of quiet writing, IndieWeb demos, and discussions!

  • Create or update your personal web site!
  • Finish that blog post you’ve been writing, edit the wiki!
  • Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs, share what you’ve gotten working!
  • Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Join the #indieweb chat!

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 5:30pm. Meetup begins at 6:30pm.

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2018-07-11-homebrew-website-club

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2131315447143424/

★ Favorited https://monday.micro.blog/2018/07/09/episode-eli.html
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Eli Mellen, an art historian and printmaker turned web developer, talks to Jean about how he went from his “angsty LiveJournal” to being a proponent of the IndieWeb, and why he likes the new IndieWeb Ring. Eli is also the maintainer of Micro.wiki: Community resources for the avid Micro.blogger.
★ Favorited https://aaronparecki.com/2018/07/07/7/oauth-for-the-open-web
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OAuth has become the de facto standard for authorization and authentication on the web. Nearly every company with an API used by third party developers has implemented OAuth to enable people to build apps on top of it. While OAuth is a great framework for this, the way it has ended up being used is much more centralized and closed...
★ Favorited https://ascraeus.org/being-the-change-isn-t-enough/
post from Being the change isn’t enough
Was involved in a pretty dispiriting discourse on the indieweb irc channels earlier in the week. The specific issue of contention was the use of .io domains, and why you really shouldn’t do that, but the terms and process of the debate (such as it was) followed the standard path for seemingly all such discourse in recent years. please don’t...
Replied to https://jaredwhite.com/podcast/5/
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Somehow on today’s show we end up waxing nostalgic about the Sci-Fi of youth: namely, Babylon 5 and Star Trek: The Next Generation. But don’t worry, there’s also plenty to look forward to, such as throwing off the shackles of our corporate web overlords and embracing the scrappy technology of the IndieWeb. (Recent rebel activity was spotted on the surface...

Fun episode! Thanks for the shout out about 🕸💍!

Currently signing up requires a full on IndieAuth setup, which can be done with an extra template. I plan to add support for RelMeAuth soon, thanks to indielogin.com!

Replied to https://ramblinggit.com/2018/07/the-indieweb-discovery-and-web-search/
post from The IndieWeb, Discovery and Web Search
First, let me say, I understand that the IndieWeb movement already has a lot on their plate and that they have already accomplished a lot. It seems to me, at some point, the problem of commercial silos of web search engines must be addressed since 1. a near monopoly is held by Google, 2. both spidering engines (Google and Bing)...

A major missing feature from the Big search engines is that they don’t bother understanding the richer microformats2 content on many IndieWeb enabled sites. Data like “this a like of that post” and “this is a reply to some other post”.

Ryan Barrett did some great exploratory work last year on a microformats2-enabled crawler and on the resulting data set: http://indiemap.org/

Thanks to our wonderful guests Kelly Buttermore and Justin Peters for keeping this light on this week’s [We Have to Ask Podcast](https://wehavetoask.com/!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-07-03/

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Marty and Jonathan venture outside of the local brews this week. They have brought in experts of light beer. Why do people still lean towards this beer at pubs? Marty and Jonathan get to the bottom of it.