So instead of deleting your account entirely, a better approach is to remove everything from your profile except for a post that tells people where they can actually follow you elsewhere online.
While these can seem like overwhelming tasks if you have to do them all at once, remember it’s never too late to start, and you can always make slow incremental progress too!
Add new accounts you create to a password manager, and slowly add your existing accounts as you log in to them. Unsubscribe from email newsletters as they arrive in your inbox. While Digital Spring Cleaning is a good chance to tick off a lot of the boxes at once, it’s worth it to set up these practices so that you can maintain them going forward!
By making a little progress over a long time, you’ll avoid ending up needing to spend a full day or two cleaning up a mess at the end of the year.
- Backing up data
- Organising your files
- Digitizing documents
- Cleaning up your inbox
- Deleting unused apps from your phone
- Reviewing your passwords and authentication
Lots of people are suddenly finding themselves working from home, and need to join video conferences from their living room or home office. Here are several tips to improve your virtual meetings and presentations on a budget! I’ll start with some things you can do for free to improve your Zoom meetings. If you’re recording virtual conference talks from home, or hosting live webinars, you’ll definitely want to upgrade to a nicer camera, so take a look at my recommendations for the best video kits under $500 and under $1000!
Just wondering, where did you catch site of the penguins? Did you make it down to Philip Island or somehow see them at St. Kilda?
Finally freed my @Flickr account from Yahoo!
I don’t know exactly why, but this makes me way happier to keep paying for Flickr now.
Migrate your account here: identity.flickr.com/migration
In this episode Eddie interviews Aaron Parecki, one of the co-founders of the IndieWeb. We talk about how the IndieWeb got started, what makes an IndieWebCamp particularly memorable and how he decides if a new feature should be a public service or part of his website.
I’ve been looking for ways to slim down the amount of equipment I need to bring to record conferences talks, both to make it easier to travel to other cities, as well as to speed up the setup time during an event.
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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 …
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?
One of the major missing pieces of the IndieWeb ecosystem has been having an integrated reading an posting experience that mirrors the ease with which it’s possible to post and follow on Twitter and other silo apps.
It’s time to embrace open & disrupt social media
In a different post, Aldrich extends this discussion by breaking down his workflow. He explains how he uses of Inoreader to sort through content and then saves content to his site. He also uses Calibre and Kindle to manage documents.
Adding to this discussion, Aaron Parecki has released an IndieWeb Reader which builds on these pieces and processes for an integrated solution. I think that the challenge moving forward is the simplicity of such solutions for Generation 3 and 4.