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“be the change you wish to see in the indieweb”

Interactivity of personal sites and webmentions” is a terrific piece by Jo on the upsides and nuances of webmentions. The thing it does really well is remind folks of this key thing…that on the #IndieWeb, YOU get to choose how and what you share and how and and if what may come back to you is displayed.

She says:

“be the change you wish to see in the indieweb”

Yes indeed!

A renaissance and rebirth of a social web means human community. With people comes friction. Intentional and unintentional. Human societies contain friction and individuals in that society are responsible for themselves and to be mindful of the needs of the larger community.

As a programmer, I find focusing on the technical aspects of programming: markup, databases, API calls, can lead to missing out on the “social,” the human, the most important part of social software.

I plan to revisit writing about “the ‘net” and the social aspects of living online.

The first writers I think of are ones who have published books: danah boyd, Clay Shirky, Derek Powazek, Gretchen McCulloch and Zeynep Tufekci.There are others.

It’s a quote so good I’m dropping it a second time, as Jo says:

“be the change you wish to see in the indieweb”

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