Liked Backfeed without code by Ryan BarrettRyan Barrett

Here’s a hand wavy design sketch:

– Create a new task that’s triggered by a new reply to one of your posts.
–  Configureit to send a POST webhook to Telegraph’s API (https://telegraph.p3k.io/webmention) with these query parameters:
token: your API key
source: the reply’s URL
target_domain: your web site’s domain

Replied to No webmentions to original URLs that include emojis (BoffoSocko)

I’ve found a few instances in which Brid.gy will apparently fail to send a webmention (and/or fail to find a target) when the original URL contains an emoji(s). I’d suspect it’s a quirky encoding issue of some sort. I’m sure I’ve seen this issue before on Instagram where it’s probably more likely as the result of emojis in Instagram “titles” when using PESOS methods. When I subsequently remove the emoji from the permalink, and reprocess Bridgy then has no problem finding the URL and sending the webmention. So at least there’s a “fix” on the user’s side for those experiencing this issue, but only if they’re aware it exists and have the means of executing it. Example of failed webmention: (I’ll note that it’s also got a fragment # in the URL, but don’t think this is a part of the issue) Original: F0%9F%93%85-virtual-homebrew-website-club-meetup-on-may-15-2019/?replytocom=262215#respond Syndicated copy that was liked:

This issue with webmentions and emojis is the reason when I manually set each slug, because what I was finding was that my posts were not pinging. However, when I used the permalink then it worked. For example:

https://collect.readwriterespond.com/?p=10116

Rather than:

https://collect.readwriterespond.com/No+webmentions+to+original+URLs+that+include+emojis

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I think Bridgy’s development history demonstrates the kinds of challenges that arise when trying to build alternatives alongside corporate platforms, instead of simply opting out. While principled technologists attempt to build a Web for the future, they must work through the present. This means contending with messiness, heterogeneity, and resistance from established infrastructures.

Liked Bridgy traffic bump by Ryan BarrettRyan Barrett

https://snarfed.org/bridgy_traffic_bump.png https://snarfed.org/bridgy_traffic_bump.png
A few weeks ago, Bridgy‘s traffic suddenly shot up to 20-50x its baseline, from 5-10 human visitors per day to 200-300. Humans in browsers, not bots or other requests; this ain’t Google Analytics’s first rodeo. They’re all generally coming to the site directly, not from search. If they’re coming from links or social networks, we can’t tell, due to HTTPS etc.

Liked Threaded conversations between WordPress and Twitter by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (BoffoSocko)

I’ve written about threading comments from one WordPress website to another before. I’ve long suspected this type of thing could be done with Twitter, but never really bothered with it or necessarily needed to do it, though I’ve often seen cases where others might have wanted to do this.