free your mind

…or at least the web

three cars in every garage,

and six seats between them

you ever hear of the indieweb? it’s this project/community/internet/thing where the goal is to be independent from “silo” websites, i.e. facebook, twitter, etc. and now i’m part of that.

i have an h-card on my homepage, h-entry on every post, the ability to use webmentions, and i can start POSSE anytime i want to. lemme go through the list, and then tell you how you can do it yourself.

starting with h-card and h-entry. these are both part of microformats 2, an easy to use bit of metadata that you can add to anything. the h-card is everything about me, and h-entry is everything about a certain post. the h-card also has rel=me links, which link several accounts together and allow me to authenticate as myself with just my website url.

webmentions are basically a way to @ someone with just a post on your website. very easy, much wow. and POSSE stands for “post (on your) own site, syndicate everywhere.” i can take everything here, send it to all the walled gardens, and link back to here. it allows people who aren’t into the blogosphere to see my posts.

it’s (relatively) easy. start with a website of your own. domain, hosting, etc. you’ll figure it out. then add rel=me to any hyperlink leading to a silo site, tying it with yours.


man this is coming out to a no effort december. ah well. see you all tomorrow.


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