This week’s microcast answers a question from John Johnston about federation and the IndieWeb.
This is a really interesting listen, Doug takes a philosophical view of the IndieWeb and compares it to federation. I’m going to listen through again before I posts some thoughts.
It was of note I discovered the podcast via a webmention on the post where I asked the question.
Greg McVerry responded in kind Politics of Plumbing: IndieWeb and Federation and Arron’s response to that make interesting listening and reading too.
Doug’s time in answering my question is very much appreciated.
Hi Arron, thanks for this link (and many others). I remember when I first got involved in educational blogging it was fairly simple to pull together tags from any blog (via technorati ), twitter and flickr and display them on one page. I made a few for different educational events in Scotland. A marvellous opportunity now lost, hopefully to return.
Thanks for this, a useful replacement for Mozzila’s x-ray for learning, teaching and playing with the web.
I wondered about using this on iOS and found I could make the simplest of shortcuts.
Thanks for this Aaron, a great read, with many great quotes, my fave:
Perhaps the most straightforward definition of neoliberalism comes from the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, who calls it “a programme for destroying collective structures that may impede the pure market logic”.
The whole thing might be harsh to mindfulness practitioners who are very socially engaged, but the parallels with environmental problems and solutions is powerful.
NB: Engaged Buddhism
Aaron, That would be wonderful, but I’d guess not good for Apple, or many other tech companies in the short term.
I knee-jerking a response here, I’ve used macs since my first computer in 1995.
Macs have been more sustainable for me than PCs for most folk I know. I don’t get a new one often and they have lasted me a long time.
I dislike the barriers to geekiness that are developing everywhere, both in hardware and, of more import to me, software. It seems harder to play around in an amateur way. Security stops scripts from less professional folk from working. Web APIs move out of reach or are shut down. (I exempt Flickrand OpenSteetMaps). I’d like to see more sustainability there too. Probably not going to.
Great story Aaron, the linked webpage is beautiful too.
Jeffery Zeldman argues that in being unable to pay mortgage associated with the web, we have become indebted to the mob that is platform capitalism. This has led us into the money trap, which demands unrealistic rewards that care more about clicks than community. Zeldman’s suggestion on how to fix…
Aaron points to Nothing Fails Like Success (A List Apart).
Aaron links to several fellow travellers reactions that make great reading too.
Aaron’s own blogging has gone a long way along the IndieWeb path and is a excellent one to follow.
I love what you are doing with your Newsletter on several levels:
- A great set of personal and professional links gathered from an amazingly wide range.
- The way the links weave into your site.