Liked In the Beginning was the Website by Desmond RivetDesmond Rivet

One of the key differences between the IndieWeb and similar projects like Disapora is that the former prescribes a methodology or pattern for syndicating your content to sites like Twitter and for harvesting online interactions to those syndicated copies for use on your own site. In other words, the IndieWeb is not trying to dislodge the existing social networking giants, but is rather trying to cooperate with them. This is a crucial feature, and is the main reason why adoption numbers don’t really matter as much to the IndieWeb as they did to other attempts at open social networking. Even if the entire IndieWeb consisted of a single personal website, it would still “work”, in the sense that the owner of the website would be in control of their own content and would still be able to share that content with their friends on (say) Twitter.

Replied to Tom in reply to Keep Blog Syndication Simple[r] by Tom Woodward

In the near future, we’ll have built a JSON-based plugin that doesn’t duplicate the content but just shows a live view of the other site’s content. It’ll get rid of 90% of the problems we see recurring.

Your plugin sounds really interesting Tom. Look forward to seeing how that might change the reading space.
Replied to Update to the Syndication Links plugin for WordPress for Custom Endpoints by Chris Aldrich (

David Shanske has recently updated the Syndication Links plugin for WordPress that now allows users to add custom syndication endpoints to their websites so they can actually syndicate their content to external sites.

Thank you for writing this up Chris. As much as I subscribe to the various Github repositories and the IndieWeb Podcast, I always seem to miss the addition of new functions. The ability to add your own endpoints makes me wonder about the possibility of syndicating posts from my main site to this te?
Replied to Syndication Links 4.0.0 Released by David ShanskeDavid Shanske

As promised previously, I’ve built new syndication code and added supported for Bridgy and Indienews, which both uses Webmentions to trigger a syndication action. This is disabled by default.

Well done with all your work getting this done. I look forward to using it. Thank you.
Replied to An Indieweb Podcast – Episode 3: Syndication by David ShanskeDavid Shanske (David Shanske)

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Another great listen David and Chris. I have taken to using Post Editor Buttons Fork plugin to add custom code, such as embedding audio and syndicating to #IndieNews. I am happy with any other solution, especially as I imagine Gutenberg may break my buttons?

I am really interested in your work in combining Bridgy Publish and Syndicated Links. I currently use SNAP for Twitter, Flickr and Diigo, Mastodon Autoposter and Jetpack for G+. (I could never get Bridgy Publish to work, but after Chris’ recent walkthrough, I think that I need to have a second look.) I find it really tedious to remember which ones to turn on and off for each post. I really like the idea of one space to control them all if that is what you are proposing.

Liked Syndication not Silos by john john (John's World Wide Wall Display)

The great thing about a syndication is that the content doesn’t go away if the syndication does. Any discussion can take place on the participating sites. All the hub does is make it easy to read and make connections. reminds me of this in many ways, although the participants are not grouped round a class or topic.

Replied to I’m done with syndication. Let’s help people be themselves on the web. by Ben WerdmüllerBen Werdmüller (Ben Werdmüller)

POSSE requires participation from the networks. I think it might be more effective to move all the value away: publish on your own site, and use independent readers like Woodwind or Newsblur to consume content. Forget using social networks as the conduit. Let’s go full indie.

Ben, ever since taking the dive into the #IndieWeb, I have wondered what a ‘full indie’ experience might look like. When I think of McLuhan’s ‘Law of Media’ I think #IndieWeb:

  • AMPLIFIES: control of content
  • REVERSES: ease of use
  • REVIVES: community and connections from the early blogging days
  • ELIMINATES: dependency of platforms capitalism

I must admit that I am yet to dig into things like Woodwind or Aaron Parecki’s IndieWeb Reader. Personally, if people cannot be bothered following my blog, I have a monthly newsletter which summarises various links and posts. I also like Adam Procter’s initiative of a weekly summary you can subscribe to.

I guess the question is what steps need to occur for a ‘full indieweb’ experience? Process? Applications?

Liked IndieWeb Journalism in the Wild by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko)

This is a generally brilliant set up for any researcher, professor, journalist, or other stripe of writer for providing online content, particularly when they may be writing for a multitude of outlets.