@c Really great write up and introduction. However, for people like "Mom" it is still far easier to sign up on Facebook and post/like there.
@c A little hint on how do you got micro.blog mentions visible on blog posts? I thought Manton hadn't implemented WebMention support in M.b. yet? Bridgy, beta?
@renem, @manton has implemented Webmentions, but a filtered version. If I recall, mentions are only sent to the website listed in your account settings and not to others. Although, now that I'm thinking about it, perhaps it could be a selling point for expanding the user base of micro.blog if he let all @mentions and @replies send Webmentions. Barring that it would be nice if there were additional fields for more websites which could receive them as I use two different sites to feed my micro.blog account, and currently only one of them can get these "whitelisted" Webmentions.
@c @renem Just to clarify, any reply on Micro.blog should send a Webmention if the target page supports it. The limit is for the incoming mentions, which need to be matched with an existing username / web site, for now.
@manton so if I write something on my blog, and it gets posted here via feed and someone answered, my site receives the Webmention? Tbc, my blog is. It my verified site here, because that would break OwnYourGram and other IndieAuth connections.
@renem @manton That's right. You need a webmention endpoint on your blog (often provided by a plugin) and a way for mentions to be displayed. WordPress, for example, treats them as comments but you often need to tweak the theme.