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Humanist technologist. Equality and adventures.

I co-founded Elgg and Known, worked on Medium, and now invest in innovative media startups to support a stronger democracy at Matter.


I really like this. I've worked on remote teams for most of my career, and there are strong arguments for it.


Facebook has 2bn users. Its content guidelines affect how much of the world learns - and black voices are silenced.


It's time for media companies to help build the web. My first post for the International News Media Association:


Demoing my beautiful new site theme!


Does anyone know if there's any beer or hamburgers in this town? being held up as an example of a great personal website. It's beautiful. Inspiringly organic.


For clarity: I won't tolerate or work with, in any capacity, anyone I know to be a misogynist or bigot. And I'll warn others.


I need more


Just came across Open Signal: a new kind of community media center. Looks really impressive.


Too many projects think "if we build it they will come". It's not about building cool tech. It's about making something people need.


This cat posts what she eats on her very own website.


This is a big list of decentralized web technology. I wish Urbit wasn't listed, but otherwise: cool!


Super-fun to see a Known to Mastodon integration demoed at Summit. Really proud of this open source community.


Not quite true that some content types won't work on @Medium. Embedmaker lets you embed your own site:


Four years ago, I came to this event to demo something called Idno.

Four years later, Known is such a great community. I'm really proud to be back.


Extremely cool. Here's the entire social graph of independent websites as queryable data.


What's out there? @schnarfed built a web crawler in 15 lines of code and found 706K social connections between independent sites.


New to me: Common Crawl does a regular public crawl of the web and makes the data available to everyone.


Worth saying: if you're helping people own their own content and monetize on their own terms, we should talk.


"There isn't a good funnel I can push people into." @anomalily making a very good case for much easier, friendlier resources.


An aside: I've stopped displaying webmentions publicly on my site at Facebook friends were complaining. is an awesome way to take silo comments (on Facebook and Twitter, etc) and host them on your site so you have them.


WordPress is still the most customizable way for non-developers to host their own websites.


"I want to monetize *my* way [...] So, how does someone who's not a developer take her shit back from Facebook?" @anomalily


"I want to document that I made it." @anomalily wants to host her own work, and attach to her identity, so she can show it's hers.


Says @anomalily: "I am not a developer". But she's been building and hosting her own website, on her terms, for 20 years.


Webmention, micropub and websub are huge, and simple to integrate, ingredients for adding social functionality to the web itself.


Websub, the publish/subscribe protocol formerly known as pubsubhubbub, is a W3C candidate recommendation.