A site to share Vector images, as silos like Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Slack don’t show them. It makes a PNG version so when you link to it, the previews work. Formerly known as svgur.com
A web app to make live note posting (aka live-tweeting, live-blogging) easier. Used for the notes below.
Making microservices resilient and self-healing
I thought my eyesight was beginning to go. It turns out, I’m suffering from design.
As Twitter attempts to stem abuse, a look back at the service's earlier design shows how it became so ripe for it.
The Internet's designers and a new generation of hackers are unraveling the knots keeping the web from living up to its original promise.
Suze Shardlow: I found a lot more motivation to do this today with having other people doing it too, and thank you to @ohhelloana, @cheukting_ho and @calum_ryan for organising this very well.
good practice would be to always ping archive.org to stash pages when you link to them. This is something I do at https://mention.tech when sending webmentions - I archive both the links involved too.
Solana Larsen: I'm worried about the global dystopian surveillance society, and anyone who reads the newspaper can see this now - free speech, freedom of movement everything is at risk
Simon Wardley: I would love for people to find better ways of mapping - mine are primitive and I made them creative commons so someone else can fix them.
jonny sun: I've been thinking about tweets as things that create conversation spaces - you create a little micro community in the replies to a tweet
Dr Jacqui Taylor: GDPR is about building our web world with privacy at the core - so citizens can trust us
Sarah Wiseman: when my friend finally bought her house, I responded with 🎏🎏🎏carp streamers - I then realised that this was only a celebratory emoji for me and my sister. Just as 2 people can listen to the same audio clip and one hear Yanny and the other Laurel, they can look at the same emoji and see a different meaning.
Jamie Burke: The hedge funds will come in and crash the crypto token market. All the senior partners are waiting on the sidelines to enter this market, but there is not enough liquidity for them - they will break the market when they come in.
Wesam Lootah: Yes, blockchain was not invented in Dubai, Satoshi Nakomoto is not a Dubai citizen. We want to be the blockchain capital of the world. If you have spent any time in Dubai over the last 10 years you can see that we make big promises and we deliver
Jeremy Bailenson: Start with a problem that needs to be solved, if VR or AR helps to solve it, great. Don't use the technology for the sake of it
Mark Little: When I went to work at twitter I started to see the antithesis further - big platforms are a contradiction. We are rows of corn to be harvested by big companies into data and sold to advertisers. So we need synthesis - what do we do? Do we leave it to platforms or governments to fix this?
Kathryn Geels: Half of web users are faking their data due to security fears. Lawyers have told me that anyone who says they are 100% GDPR compliant is either lying or doesn't understand the regulations
Michael Mainelli: Anyone who says they they are giving you database write for $35 - they are an idiot
We are celebrating one million webmentions - and @calumn_ryan brought cupcakes More news this week - WebSub (formerly known as PubSubHubbub) is a w3c REC and IndieAuth is a w3c NOTE
Every Silo has it's own custom preview markup, but Microformats make you smile.
Phil Parker: The idea today is to start a conversation about the key problems of the creative industries. Over 90% of the creative industry is freelancers, and access to finance is a limiting factor for them.
Grigor : I haven't heard of indieweb before - I understand that you don't want to be bound to a specific platform and I like it
It's not something that Twitter advertise, but they do have a built-in Nazi-blocking filter.
Michael Mainelli: I have never seen a new technology take out an existing technology - even landlines are taking their time to go. The role of governance is to help us through these transitions of technology
Calum Le Tour 🚴🏻: This is the 1st anniversary of Homebrew Website Club London
Jeni Tennison: Sam asked me to round out the day with vision things, look at the future, be optimistic
Jonathan Rivers: Innovation Theater - all the fancy gadgets in the lab to look cool - a MS surface table, a 3d printer for some reason. There is more innovation in a stack of post-its than in a room full of fancy gadgets
An inquiry by the Commons home affairs committee condemns Newspaper companies for failing to tackle hate speech.
Long ago, I wrote about the theory of social sites, with the then-young Twitter as the exemplar. As Mastodon, GnuSocial and other federated sites have caught some attention recently, I thought I'd revisit these theories.
EJ Harkness: The amazing thing about the internet is that it is everything - no-one cares whether it is MIT or oxford or my brain. If we have some stable means of establishing identity we can compare your history of what you say
Rafi Schloming: Start with the people and think how to divide up the work first, let that lead to the technical perspective
I think I extended the meaning of Tantek's js;dr tonight anyway.
#ThatTechGirl: I don't have a homebrew site, but I did a 4 hour hackathon on a new website last night— I built a birthday website for a friend of mine, and he hasn't seen it yet - it's at http://granisoncrawford.com/
Stacey DePolo: is there a non-silo'd option for posting video or audio?
Kevin Marks : a great example of service workers is @adactio's https://resilientwebdesign.com that caches pages so you can read on a plane
Aza Raskin: we are working on "the chatternet" - the internet of conversation
Paul English: when the human agent overrides the AI, that's when the AI learning kicks in
Steven Levy: the rap on these deep learning systems is that they are black boxes - you don't know what they are doing
Jean M Russell: how do you make pooping OK? Unicorns and soft serve
Now, we already have the rel="me" standard for linking between different sites to show that you own them both. Its been around for 13 years, and is widely adopted. How about we make it into a badge?
Ben Werdmüller: the interface on medium is designed to encourage longer responses, and the out-of-network ones are hidden by default
Kevin Marks: Last week I showed rel-me detection on my website - this week I have a chrome plug-in at j.mp/indieme
Christina Warren:I wouldn't put a brand in my twitter handle - I know better
Dan Gillmor: when I teach journalists, I get them to buy a domain, set up their own hosting and create a blog or website
Kevin Marks: how blogging worked in 2000 we'd click through our blogroll each morning and see our friends stories. That's snapchat
Known: teach.kqed.org is a community space powered by Known, and there are more coming
Joe Nelson: Email I affectionately call the “cockroach of the internet,” because it is older than the web yet we still use it
Dmitri Shuralyov: I discovered indieweb a week ago, and the values and motivations were thinking along the same lines. I found indieweb through someone's personal website.
Dan Gillmor: it's about more than a decentralized web, but about control too - net neutrality may be a short term victory
Tim Berners-Lee: Incremental change and only adding the pieces that we needed was key. It was never clear that the web would take off, but it did
Mitchell Baker: If we can keep Immediate Open Universal Agency then the web remains decentralized
Aaron: we're going to demo what we've done this weekend at #indiewebsummit - 5 minutes each
Tantek: we encourage everyone to share what they have built whether on our wiki or a open source code on github or wherever
Tantek Çelik:Webmention is now a Candidate Recommendation for w3c which is kind of a big deal we incubated and developed webmention in the indieweb community and brought it over to the SocialWG at w3c
I'd suggest if you are going to do this kind of thing, use a prefix of hack- or style- instead.
Kathy Ems: My app is at http://tranquil-caverns25242.herokuapp.com determining your outfit for your next adventure
Sundar Pichai: Today we are announcing the Google Assistant - we want to ask our users "Hi, how can I help?"
Julie Anne Noying: I made my nick name Julie Anne Noying a while ago, and this week a domain name was registered at the bar
I made a Joy Division inspired graph of activity in indiewebcamp IRC over the last 90 days
Aaron Parecki: I think we know why we're here - we are making our own websites and helping each other
Tantek: Webmention spec has reached 0 open issues, is basically ready to go from Working Draft to Candidate Recommendation
Doc Searls: the whole adtech industry is falling apart. I know one $100M adtech company that says it is a zombie
Phil Windley: 12 years ago Kim Cameron of Microsoft defined the 12 laws of identity - I asked him to talk and update these laws
Ashley Mayer: The only innovation I want is to be able to start an email thread and bcc myself out of it at the same time.
Tantek: there's a new site at webmention.rocks for testing webmention support on your site, as part of the @w3c webmention standards
http://www.kevinmarks.com/kmspark.svg Making sparklines that embed the datapoints directly
Pelle Wessman: there are some exotic webmention types, and it can be hard to get people to send you webmentions
Jeremy Keith: now the point is not just to keep things to yourself on your own site, but to share them out to twitter or flickr too
Ainsley: What is key that you are looking at the system and the system is looking at you
Sandro: what stops me from having a website is that I have lots of different websites
Sandro: what stops me from having a website is that I have lots of different websites
Kyle Mahan: this is woodwind.xyz my reader - when it detects that a post is an event, it adds 'interested' 'going' 'not going'
Tantek Çelik: imagine everything that you do on sites like twitter on facebook, but on your own site, and able to do more
Ben Werdmüller: I like the idea of a webring, and of a public timeline - as it shows 'here are the people'
Tantek: sometimes something really small that is less than a page of code can really help someone understand
Corey Ford: there is always a drunken walk- you need prototyping and executing. Twitter started as a podcast company
A modest moonshot for Google: track trains and buses, and sponsor free wifi
Judith Donath: Weizenbaum gave up programming and wrote a novel warning of technology built by people what don't understand social
Vivienne Ming: whether a neural network is biased or not depends on how it was raised
@kylewmahan: I added goodreads support to silo.pub so I can post to goodreads with micropub
Myles Weissleder: welcome to the last demo night of the year, and thank you for making it awesome
Corey Ford: These companies have been doing what I like to call the drunken walk of the entrepreneur
Ben Werdmüller: today I decided that I hate Known, so I'm going to export my known site to wordpress
we're here to hack on our own websites and hope to build something to show off at the end of today
@t: we are doing commitments to update our sites by the end of the year, like we did last year
@t: welcome to the 2 year anniversary of Homebrew Website Club
@zeynepton: what I saw was that retail was operating in a vicious cycle where labour was treated as as cost to minimise
Kristian Hammond: I miss the old world when everything was simple when we'd build AIs in robot bodies and they'd kill us all
@rocknty: I've been in the data business for 18 years and I just figured out what I am doing now
http://www.kevinmarks.com/rally.jpg We can get back the much-mourned favorite star on twitter by an 'add a comment' retweet with a 🌟 emoji
In which I learn that SVG Text and mathematical fonts are annoying