Near-term Plans for My Twitter

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” 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 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:”

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Yay excited Jonah Hill

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animated image of Mandy Moore in the movie 'Saved' throwing a Bible at her friend while yelling 'I am filled with Christ's love!'

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No instance, that’s the best part! I’m using Bridgy Fed which lets me federate select posts by adding a link to 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. Hello again from my website! This time it should show up as a mention instead of a link. Hello from my website! #indieweb

Really enjoying 1899 on Netflix so far. Creepy and mysterious.

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Add h-x-app support

Currently supports h-app but not h-x-app.

@AlterRox @RawStory This genocidal talking point (and their subsequent doubling-down on it) seems like it goes against your ethics policy? (archived)

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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. :/

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Happy birthday, Ash!

the theater before Moulin Rouge started. On the left, a windmill with white lights covering it. The stage curtain has a large heart in the middle and a large neon sign of 'Moulin Rouge' suspended in front of it. On the right, an elephant statue in blue lighting. Bright red lighting on the whole stage.

Moulin Rouge is one of my favorite movies and the musical was so good! I loved how they included newer (and some older) songs in the mashups to keep it fresh. Great performances all around and the set was spectacular. I highly recommend it if you get a chance to see it! Give the cast recording a listen, too.

Had a great time seeing it last weekend with Joe and Kelly.

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Add support for bookmarks with h-cite

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 p-name or e-content property, so I ended up using a bit of a hack: u-bookmark-of p-name.

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Bookmark posts with anchors break permalinks

When submitting a bookmark post with an anchor (example) the submission is successful but the IndieNews permalink fails, returning 404 (

I imagine the fragment should be converted to a unique slug for use in the IndieNews permalinks, like updates-post-2022-11-14.

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