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cdevroe
cdevroe
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manton
manton

@cdevroe What I took away from @ismh's post was really that Twitter is "over" as a must-have social network. It could still be a good place for trending news but not where all communities need to be.

cdevroe
cdevroe

@manton With that analysis I completely agree. I think we're seeing a return to interest and/or location based networks. The early web was about finding like-minded people in these little "rooms" in IRC or forums. Then everything coalesced in FB/Twitter. Recently I'm seeing a return to blogging and I think Mastodon's federated approach is filling a need too. See jawns.club. It should be an interesting few years.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@manton @cdevroe But you still need your URL in Twitter to verify Indieweb ID credentials, don't we?

simonwoods
simonwoods

@bradenslen Um... in what way? I use my domain + Micro.blog for IndieAuth.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@simonwoods Some of these logins seem to check and see if your domain is the one listed in your FB or Twitter or maybe MB profile. I've got several domains and I seem to be running out of social silos. I'm not sure what Indieweb dohickey uses it.

simonwoods
simonwoods

@bradenslen Hm, interesting. What pieces of IndieWeb tech are you using that don't appear to work with Micro.blog? I'm not sure if absolutely everything works with it but I have yet to test everything myself.

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ismh
ismh

@manton Bingo.

smokey
smokey

@bradenslen @simonwoods And in any event, I’d think that hard-coding a silo as the provider should be on the way out for IndieWeb services.

(In fact, reading IndieAuth setup seems like you can use any(?) service where you can link to your profile from your site and link back to your site from your profile, as well as simply using your PGP key?)

bradenslen
bradenslen

@smokey Yeah that! :-) I'm running out of services with profiles. I'm about to eliminate Facebook, G+ is on the way out, that leaves Twitter and MB, but I have more domains than that and no PGP thingy.

I just find it a little ironic that we rely on these silos for verification right when we are quitting the silos. Seems odd.

smokey
smokey

@bradenslen

I just find it a little ironic that we rely on these silos for verification right when we are quitting the silos. Seems odd.

Yes, I found that rather odd as well. I was so happy to see Manton implementing IndieAuth via Micro.blog, first for hosted and then for everyone, to help (accessibly) remove that limitation for people.