I believe an approach where everyone has their own space online that they control is more egalitarian. I believe HTML based websites are the most resilient, sustainable, and equitable approach ensuring everyone can read, write, and participate online.
Like you, I have not found a home in the fediverse and am happier in my own castle, or car as Alan Levine and Jim Groom put it.
“At this point, given all the evidence I’ve considered and having made a genuine effort to try and see if from the other side (point to some examples), the balance of the argument seems to rest on this side for these reasons, so for now that’s what I am going with. If new evidence, or a better argument comes along I am totally willing to change my mind about this, and I’ll also be pleased because it will mean I’ve gained a deeper understanding about the world.”
To be far, I am happy with doing what I am doing at the moment at the very least as a model of how things could be. My philosophical position comes via Jean-Paul Sartre:
When we say that man chooses himself, we do mean that every one of us must choose himself; but by that we also mean that in choosing for himself he chooses for all men.
Hey all I am kind of migrating to indieweb.social instance to test @tchambers experiments. #mb
Do you really need that gif? If we think climate and energy think can I get my message across in text? Each gif uploaded and converted to movie? How much more energy is worth the engagement when the Arctic seacap is melting? #digped
Dear educators using @wix please stop and read the Terms of Service. Did you know you can not export and use your data anywhere else but wix? This isn’t how the web should work. Plenty of easy UI that still rely on a commitment to portability
We all struggle with what to write. The tyranny of the blank screen can drive many into the welcoming arms of social silos. Yet the simplest way to support a #ProSocialWeb is to Post Positive
Be a good person. Say nice things. Document the good you and others do. The lesson we learned in preschool can still teach us much.
How do we build #prosocialweb?
One domain at a time.
Do not define success as building for the masses. That got us in this mess.
All the tools exist just using W3C web standards. We do not need to invent the wheel.
Webmentions for example can connect us
Hey #clmooc friends, we are trying to recreate our Google+ community from our own blogs. If you would like to have your blog be added to our Planet (an aggregated list of #clmooc feeds) fill this out https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe66suwWtIftzAiL10b5u5k-ywlSGYGG8o440WCFJz4hB2k5A/viewform?…
Even if it is not, Classroom offers many similar capabilities. My concern is that, like with SeeSaw, what can a user actually do with their Classroom archive once they have finished atudying.?
Creating a Navigable Rabbit Hole
I only caught the tail end of the Common Place Book session at #IndieWeb camp online as it fell right during dinner. Since I didn’t get to share with everyone I thought I would lay out a few strategies in a quick post here and overtime”My Common Place Book” will t…
If you are an educator and you are now trapped in the @wix silo unable to take your website elsewhere find an #IndieWeb friend to help you rebuild your site. Websites get written in HTML and you should be able to take them anywhere. What @wix is doing is bad for web