Going to list up how I got to join the #indieweb - pecha kucha style* - ish... - presentation to follow 🤞
- 2017 - Got fed up with ad-revenue supported social media silos being commercially exploited and digitally tracked and followed.
- 2017 / 2018 - Tested Mastodon, but getting overwhelmed by an overload of uninteresting posts and I couldn't decide which Mastodon instance to join. Also had some concerns over how the open-source project is managed. And setting up an own instance required a more expensive web host service and the setup is something I couldn't do on my, otherwise excellent, web host company Antagonist. (https://www.antagonist.nl)
- 2019 - Found out about the IndieWeb movement in a podcast by Mozilla and decided to start using Known. Impressed by Tantek and Aaron's work. Got a lot of welcome help by Greg and other Indieweb "gurus". Was happy to see that Known was running nicely on Apache2 with PHP and MySQL, but it was a little concerning to see that Ben and the Idno project went through really tough times. Luckily Marcus is doing an excellent job in keeping the open-source Known project alive-and-kicking.
Learning about webmention, microsub and micropub and getting to try out all Aaron's and other talented developer's apps, gave me hope and motivation that this could be how the - personal - Web should continue to evolve into.
The Indieweb principles rock! https://indieweb.org/principles