Replied to Sending your First Webmention from Scratch by Aaron PareckiAaron Parecki (Aaron Parecki)
Webmention is one of the fundamental indieweb building blocks. It enables rich interactions between websites, like posting a comment or favorite on one site from another site. This post will walk you through the simplest way to get started sending webmentions to other sites so that you can use your own site to join the conversations happening on the Indie Web.
Aaron, this is a really useful introduction to the mechanics of webmentions. Am I right in saying that does the job of the HTTP request?

I am intrigued about what would need to happen for webmention endpoints to become a standard with WordPress or will it always be slightly niche?

Bookmarked A Start-to-Finish Literature Review Workflow (Kimberly Hirsh)
I’ve been tweaking my literature review workflow for a while, but as I write up the current section and start planning the remaining sections, I’m finally feeling like I have a handle on things. Today I’m ready to share it with you, in hopes it will make your own writing go more smoothly.
Kimberly Hirsh provides her step-by-step guide to writing a literature review. Along with Ian O’Byrne’s process and Chris Aldrich’s discussion of Press Forward, these posts offer some useful tips to support academic writing.
Replied to Thoughts on Apple Rebuilding Maps (Collin Donnell)
When the decision was made to move away from Google, and create their service, my feeling is that it was on a less-than-ideal timeline and they needed to come up with a solution that would get it out the door. Partnering with a bunch of companies to launch who have all the data you need makes a lot of sense when you have no experience or infrastructure to do this, and it’s beginning to look a little embarrassing that the iPhone can’t do turn by turn directions.
Collin, not sure if you have read this post from last year by Justin O’Beirne. He discusses the addition of ‘Areas of Interests’ to Google Maps and explains that the challenge for Apple is that these AOIs aren’t collected β€” they’re created. And Apple appears to be missing the ingredients to create AOIs at the same quality, coverage, and scale as Google.