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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.

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"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 brid.gy webmentions publicly on my site at http://werd.io. Facebook friends were complaining.

 

Brid.gy 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. https://www.w3.org/TR/websub/

 

Micropub, a lightweight, standard API for publishing to any website, is also now a W3C recommendation. https://www.w3.org/TR/micropub/