And the compliment of that #universallaw: the simpler the text-publishing service, the more interesting uses it’s users will put it to, provided it paves their cow paths (e.g. Twitter with RTs, #hashtags and @-replies).
Give users constraints and simplicity, see what they do, then solidify that functionality — or, from an #indieweb point of view, give yourself constraints, then pave your solitary cowpaths.
Anil Dash talks about browsers removing the ability to run arbitrary extensions — personally I am more bothered about websites banning their users for creating those extensions #indieweb #ownyourcontent
(In other news: I need to make a “dump tabs into new note dialog” browser #extension)
I really can't stress just how brilliant the identengine.com API is. Solves so many problems, implements so many standards, but more importantly: it is truly, truly webby. Forming a graph of a persons profiles by following rel links, then accumulating all that info is a vital building block. Great work Glenn Jones! #indieweb #web
This evening’s #indieweb project: quoting UIs. Why they suck or for some reason do not exist, research into existing ones (found a nice github example) and silo equivalents.
Personally I find the …/() permalink/shortlink/short id pattern to be much more readable, especially when there are multiple long tweets happening at the same time, and they are mainly one or two words over Twitter’s limit. But it is more cluttered than the … technique.
.Laura Kalbag “on your own space” is important but not a prerequisite of #indieweb (IMO at least). The domain name is the most important thing, so starting with hosted wordpress.com or tumblr or even just redirecting to it is valid and an easy first step.
I’d encourage you to check out the Getting Started Guide — feedback/edits gratefully accepted, it’s important to me that the guide is as helpful and clear as it can be.