Category: IndieWeb

Posts about the “IndieWeb” — DIY web where you control your own content.

Where does Mastodon fit with social media policies?

Mastodon is an odd beast. This has been discussed a lot from the user’s point of view, but not so much from the organizational point…

Cartoonish AI-generated illustration of a computer with cute blob-like creatures.

Link-o-Rama: Banning AI, thinking about failure, goblin mode

Today’s been a good, but busy, day. Too busy to finish off that post that’s been lurking, for months, in my drafts but a good…

AI-generated picture of a cat staring at a computer, in a woodcut / watercolor style.

20 blogging and article prompts for tech bloggers

Stumped for ideas what to blog about? Not sure what people would want to read that would be worth writing about? Here’s 20 prompts to…

A fantasy radio computer newspaper device, generated by AI (Midjourney). Kind of steampunk cross between an old radio, computer, speakers and a faded screen with nonsense characters.

100 day blogging challenge: Let’s get those RSS feeds going again

My Mastodon network is picking up nicely. It’s not quite reached the same level or variety of activity from Twitter, but it’s getting there. I…

Bear DJ

20 and still Scrobblin’ – Last.fm at 20

The first song I ever “scrobbled” was, apparently, “Outdoor Miner” by Wire. That was 2006, several years after Last.fm made its debut. This year the…

Cartoon bear at the computer (generated by Midjourney v4)

Extremely minimal blogging with WriteFreely

Loving the explosion of IndieWeb activity. For fun I decided to try out WriteFreely, a really minimal blog with ActivityPub features.

Rainbow phoenix rising from the ashes.

Vivaldi jumps into social while Twitter burns

Looks like Vivaldi is the first to jump on Mastodon/the Twitter exodus as an opportunity to boost their other offerings. The company launched “Vivaldi Social”…

Twitter icon decaying

Stop normalizing Musk (and why “work harder” isn’t going to do it for Twitter)

One of the most disheartening things about the Musk takeover of Twitter is how his malignant narcissism is being treated as normal. Even sadder, celebrated,…

AI-generated Rube Goldberg contraption with pen-ink style

Taming Mastodons for a better web

The surge of people joining Mastodon and the Fediverse the past few days has been inspiring. I’m optimistic about the potential for a better web,…

All the perfect drugs and superheroes…

Don’t let the title fool you, this is a rambly post about social media1. Specifically, about the plague that has visited the house of Twitter…