Sifting through the notes and videos from #IndieWebCamp Austin, and really wishing I could have attended! Lots of awesome information and details. I'm especially interested in @manton's progress on Micro.blog. – https://
@manton watched a few sessions/demos. Enabling behaviors people are accustomed to (liking, sharing, commenting, etc.) is critical for IndieWeb success, but I like the thoughtful and patient approach. How can we enable these behaviors without creating the cess-pool of silos?
@cleverdevil It's a good discussion to have. Recreating exactly what other networks have done will inevitable recreate the problems, too. The way I think about it: it's easy to add new features later, but nearly impossible to take them away after people are using them.
@manton do you think there is value in implementing these features by having them be opt-in, not on by default? It would increase cognitive load during onboarding, but may be a good balance? Sort of how you can choose to enable or disable comments in a lot of blogging platforms?
@eli Agreed! It does make sense; this is massive boost to personal security and privacy, the neglect of which are surely two of the biggest signs of bad networks. Even message board software has this level of customisation and I've always found the lack of it in social media to be jarring; it's simplicity gone too far.
Also on: @cleverdevil