This week’s microcast is about Mastodon and federated social networks.
What Goodreads is good for is keeping your own list of books you want to read or have read this year. It’s a list-making app. And while that’s useful, it doesn’t live up to the company’s full promise of being a haven for readers. Readers and authors deserve a better online community. And while Amazon has at least some nominal interest in improving many of its other products — Alexa, for example, becomes more advanced with each passing year — Goodreads lingers in the dustbin of the early aughts, doomed to the hideous beige design and uninspiring organization of a strip mall doctor’s office.
Carrying on the sporadic series (here are parts one and two), this is my next tinkering around with a means to connect a WordPress-based IndieWeb site to the Fediverse.
For my hackday project at IWC Utrecht I set up Matthias’ ActivityPub plugin that fully fedifies your WordPress site. It’s dead simple and most excellent.
In part 1, I discussed why you might want to bridge your Indieweb site to the Fediverse.
In this follow up post, I’ll describe one way of doing it that I’ve been tinkering with recently.
The tl;dr: using WordPress Indieweb plugins and Bridgy Fed; it works pretty smoothly; still a few quirks at p…
A partial, biased and woefully incomplete quick trip to (some places) in the Fediverse.