What is the IndieWeb?
The IndieWeb is a people-focused alternative to the "corporate web".
Your content is yoursWhen you post something on the web, it should belong to you, not a corporation. Too many companies have gone out of business and lost all of their users’ data. By joining the IndieWeb, your content stays yours and in your control.
You are better connectedYour articles and status messages can go to all services, not just one, allowing you to engage with everyone. Even replies and likes on other services can come back to your site so they’re all in one place.
You are in controlYou can post anything you want, in any format you want, with no one monitoring you. In addition, you share simple readable links such as example.com/ideas. These links are permanent and will always work.
Beyond Blogging and Decentralization
The IndieWeb effort is different from previous efforts/communities:
- Principles over project-centrism. Others assume a monoculture of one project for all. We are developing a plurality of projects. The IndieWeb community has a code-of-conduct.
- Selfdogfood instead of email. Show before tell. Prioritize by scratching your own itches, creating, iterating on your own site.
- Design first, protocols & formats second. Focus on good UX & selfdogfood prototypes to create minimum necessary formats & protocols.
Perhaps most importantly, we are people-focused instead of project-focused, and have regular meetups where everyone is welcome.
Homebrew Website Club
Homebrew Website Club is a (bi)weekly meetup of creatives passionate about improving their own websites, sharing successes & challenges with a like-minded and supportive community.
Homebrew Website Club meets fortnightly (every other Wednesday*) right after work, 18:30-19:30, across cities and online.
- Some cities also have a 17:30-18:30 Quiet Writing Hour beforehand.
- Some cities meet weekly or monthly
Upcoming Homebrew Website Club meetups
- - local time. Homebrew Website Club in Bellingham, Göteborg, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco
- - local time. Homebrew Website Club in Bellingham, Birmingham, Göteborg, London, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco
IndieWebCamp is a weekend gathering of web creators building & sharing their own websites to advance the independent web. We spend a day discussing, and a day hacking & creating to empower ourselves and others to own our own identities and data.
- – IndieWebCamp Cambridge in Cambridge, MA
Jump on in and help organize and/or suggest dates & locations for more!
You may read and edit IndieWebCamp articles in other languages:
- Català (Catalan)
- Deutsch (German) (so far only principles-de)
- Español (Spanish)
- Français (French)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- See also other-languages, and how-to-start-a-new-translation.