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manton
manton
Usernames on Micro.blog manton.org
simonwoods
simonwoods

@manton Sweeeet. I like how the updates are connected, in a batch to make a specific part of the platform much stronger.

eli
eli

@manton this seems really neat -- I am a wee bit confused, though. I syndicate from my personal website (eli.li) to micro.blog. On micro.blog I have an existing username, @eli which username is canonical, @eli or @eli (e.g. @mydomain.tld)?

eli
eli

@manton ah...I think I may have answer my own question there. I see that @eli and @eli (@ eli {dot} li) both resolve to @eli

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manton
manton

@eli The domain name usernames are really for people who don't have a Micro.blog account at all. It's still pretty early, though, so I expect it'll evolve and be more integrated in the future.

pratik
pratik

@manton You had me at auto-completion. Unfortunately it was the last word 😀

eli
eli

@manton wicked! That makes sense. Thanks so much.

EddieHinkle
EddieHinkle
This is huge!! Thanks so much, @manton!
simonwoods
simonwoods

@manton I'm trying to work out which way the IndieWeb compatibility moves. If the domain usernames are for people who don't have a Micro.blog account does that mean those of us with Micro.blog account can now be contacted via domain-based webmentions?

manton
manton

@simonwoods Yes. An external IndieWeb site can reply to a post on Micro.blog and it will be threaded into the conversation using their domain name.

DrOct
DrOct

@manton That's very cool!

AngeloStavrow
AngeloStavrow

@manton This is awesome! For those of us with both a Micro.blog account and a (different) IndieWeb-friendly domain, is there a way to link the two identities?

Or does that even make sense in the context of webmentions? Probably not, right? You’d want the webmention going to the specific post, and not necessarily the author.

manton
manton

@AngeloStavrow You can link the identities by including your external site on your account's site URL and make sure it's verified. That'll help match up the accounts if you ever reply via a Webmention.

AngeloStavrow
AngeloStavrow

@manton Awesome, thanks for the clarification!

simonwoods
simonwoods

@manton Thanks for the explanation! 👍🏻