Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

The author of this post correctly points out that the original indieweb principles were too technical for most people. He thus drafts a second set of indieweb principles that are also too technical for most people. But this page gives us a nice set of starting principles (quoted):

  • When you post something on the web, it should belong to you, not a corporation.
  • Your articles and status messages can go to all services, not just one, allowing you to engage with everyone.
  • You can post anything you want, in any format you want, with no one monitoring you.

The third principle has the potential to be problematic, but I read it this way: you are responsible for your own posts. Nobody's spying on you, but nobody has to listen to you either, and if you broadcast, you are responsible for the consequences. Here's my previous coverage of Indieweb.

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