Tag Archive for ‘Micro.blog’

Micro.blog Is Slow, in a Good Way ➝

Greg Morris:

One of the reasons I love micro.blog is because it is so slow. It is based around stopping, thinking, and writing a response properly. Taking a breather before you tweet is an important lesson, but one very rarely taken. So Twitter sometimes feels like a whole network built on “this is why you’re wrong” when in reality it is just the fast paced nature of the platform.

Seriously, Micro.blog is so good.

➝ Source: gr36.com

Micro.blog, a Calmer, Happier Version of Twitter ➝

Andrew Doran:

You don’t actually need to host your content on micro.blog. I’ve had my own blog for many years, and have recently started to take my content off of other platforms such as Instagram and Goodreads and host it myself — I want my content on my own platform, not somebody else’s. If you have an existing blog like I do, you can create an account and link it to your existing website via an RSS feed. Any post you write on your own blog then gets posted to your micro.blog account, and syndicated to wherever you want it to go.

Micro.blog is an absolute joy. And I love how much the service encourages you to own your presence on the web. Letting you publish on your own site first and syndicate to Micro.blog, offering cross-posting functionality, supporting Webmentions — it essentially facilitates all of the most important feedback and consumption features from traditional social networks, but it does so by building on top of independent publishing.

I want more tools, services, and apps to be built in this spirit.

➝ Source: andrewdoran.uk

Webmention ➝

I’ve been toying around with this on mike.rockwell.mx using the WordPress plugin and Semantic-Linkbacks. I don’t know how often it will come up when linking to other sites or other sites linking to me — since Webmention doesn’t have widespread usage. But Micro.blog — my preferred social network — supports the technology.

So anyone that replies to a Micro.blog post that originated on mike.rockwell.mx will be sent to my site as a Webmention. It works well and it’s really rad.

Implementing Webmention on Initial Charge is on my to do list. I’ve always accepted and sent pingbacks, but don’t have the received notifications visible anywhere on the live site. It’s likely that Webmentions will be implemented in a similar manor. But this is the type of technology that I’d like to see adopted more broadly. It would allow for more social features in the open web and could be encourage some to spend less time in the walled gardens.

➝ Source: indieweb.org

Gluon, an Excellent Micro.blog Client ➝

As I continue to move my focus away from the centralized web, I’ve been exploring Micro.blog a bit. I’m still trying to really wrap my head around it, but it offers much of the social features you’d want to bridge independent weblogs together. And it’s delightful compared to Twitter.

A good client was a necessity, though. After testing just about everything available, I believe Gluon is the best. It’s still lacking in a few areas — line length is rough on the iPad and the app doesn’t appear to support publishing to a self-hosted site. But it excels in all the right ways.

➝ Source: gluon.app

The State of Social Media ➝

Greg Morris:

Twitter and Facebook still feels too much like shouting into the void and waiting for the replies. Many of which never arrive because we all have hundreds of people to follow and simply can’t keep up with it all. Clicking follow on more and more people to give ourselves more and more to look at, for no other reason than ‘that’s just how it’s done’.

Social Media isn’t going anywhere, but some are feeling the same pinch points that I feel and are starting to wonder where to go from here. The answer may be to spread yourself over many things, at least until Social Media becomes more social again.

Yes.

I’ve started publishing short-form thoughts on a new weblog and syndicating each post to Twitter and/or Instagram. I’ve also been experimenting with Micro.blog and keeping an eye on alternative platforms like Mastodon.social — if only so I’m a little more aware of what’s going on outside of the walled gardens.

There’s far more platforms and protocols for publishing than I realized prior to this. And the process of learning about it has been a lot of fun. I only wish there were more of us spreading out and exploring our options.

➝ Source: gr36.com