On the IndieWeb chat, Chris Aldrich prompted a discussion about people migrating away from Twitter. I started to reply, but I realized it would be better to post a note here — partly as a nudge to myself and partly to get back in the habit of writing.
I have a moral objection to the way Elon Musk is running Twitter. This post won’t go into all those details, but the short version is that he is allowing racists, antisemites, and outright Nazis back on the platform under the guise of “free speech.” See also: this succinct note by Ben Werdmuller.
In late 2019, I was pushing myself to get off of Facebook. It was important for me to keep in contact with people from there, so I started setting up a newsletter. I intended to post a farewell notice and let people subscribe to stay in touch. That stalled due to the pandemic, though thankfully I have been successful at not posting on Facebook! With the recent Twitter events, I’m spurred to get this done and quickly.
My near-term plan is to finish up the newsletter subscription system, publish a How to Follow Me page with details of the newsletter, my feeds, and even Mastodon to follow along. Then I will write an announcement post on Twitter and pin it. I will probably change my display name to “Find me at gregorlove.com.” In the following months, I may make my Twitter account private.
I have my Twitter export and intend to archive them all on my site and delete them from Twitter, but that is a longer-term project. Eventually my Twitter profile will just be a pointer to my site.
If you are already on Mastodon and want to follow me now, visit https://fed.brid.gy/user/gregorlove.com and enter your Mastodon username.
is indiewebing: I was just reminded how in the early days of Twitter to Facebook cross-posting, it prefixed your Facebook status with “is twittering:”
No instance, that’s the best part! I’m using Bridgy Fed which lets me federate select posts by adding a link to fed.brid.gy and sending a webmention. Check out the notes page on my site for the original posts. It even backfeeds responses via webmention.
I’m not sure Bridgy Fed supports regular at-mentions yet, but it should support replies like this, notes, articles, likes, and reposts.
@firstname.lastname@example.org Hello again from my website! This time it should show up as a mention instead of a link.
@email@example.com Hello from my website! #indieweb
Really enjoying 1899 on Netflix so far. Creepy and mysterious.
h-app but not
I cook with meat and eggs sometimes and I am also lost
Nooo, the oven seems to be out. May not be sweet potato pie tomorrow. :/
Happy birthday, Ash!
Initially I tried submitting this bookmark using
u-bookmark-of h-cite, but IndieNews did not pick up the name of the post from the h-cite.
IndieNews appears to require a
e-content property, so I ended up using a bit of a hack:
When submitting a bookmark post with an anchor (example) the submission is successful but the IndieNews permalink fails, returning 404 (https://news.indieweb.org/en/indiebookclub.biz/updates#post-2022-11-14)
I imagine the fragment should be converted to a unique slug for use in the IndieNews permalinks, like
Bookmarked: indiebookclub version 0.1.0 launched