Reading about lurking, it’s great to be part of this community

Lurking, Twitter, The Commons, and Private Posts (BoffoSocko)

[…]Lurking is the quiet watching/listening that what many people of the web do in chat rooms in order to begin gauging culture, learning jargon or lingo, and other community norms or unspoken principles before diving in to interact on a more direct level with other participants. While the word lurking can have a very negative connotation, online it often has a much more positive one, especially in regard to the health and civility of the commons. […]

Posts like these make me happy to be part of the Indieweb community. I have vivid memories of the late 90’s and early 00’s when things like RSS, comments, Atom, blogrolls and other sorts of blog-pieces were coming together. People were just figuring this stuff out, not companies. It all happened bottom-up, trying to fix…

Bookmark: Following other blogs on Micro.blog

Following other blogs on Micro.blog

After launching support for Mastodon on Micro.blog, I blogged about how Micro.blog is evolving to support 3 types of usernames: normal Micro.blog users, Mastodon users, and IndieWeb-friendly domain names. This last type of username is where I think we can bring more social network-like interactions …

Dit is echt wel een toffe nieuwe mogelijkheid op micro.blog. Je kunt nu op dat netwerk allerlei individuele sites volgen door simpelweg de URL in te voeren. Een soort RSS lezer dus. De eigenaar van de site hoeft geen micro.blog account te hebben, het hoeft niet eens van het bestaan te weten. Zoals je op…

Re:Flooding the culture

Flooding the Culture

I love the ‘parallel universe’ she refers to—that’s our unruly, unpredictable Web—an extension of the underground scenes, of the avant-garde, the mixtape traders, the world of the only critics that matter: our little group of friends.

I love how Kick’s Condor urges us to look beyond the digital Main Street of our times. Every city has it’s Main Street, with the Big Name Brand Stores and shoppingmalls. The place where the tourists go but where any local only wants to go when s/he really needs to. Or at least doesn’t go…

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Hi Chris, thanks for your thoughtful and kind reply. I appreciate you taking the time to point me in all the various directions on your site. I subscribed to the individual feeds of the tags, just to have specific notifications when something of interest pop ups on your radar on these topics. I think this…