Webactions was a session at IndieWebCamp UK 2014. There was a discussion session the first day and a hack session the second day.
Notes archived from: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/indiewebcamp-webactions
When: 2014-09-06 17:15
2014-09-06 discussion session
2014-09-06 in-stream web actions
buttons like: Like - Repost - Reply
under each post - on a permalink e.g. http://tantek.com/2014/248/t2/personal-site-demos-indiewebcamp-selfdogfood - in stream e.g. http://adactio.com
Tantek demos the fallback webaction to like -> favorite on Twitter e.g. on http://tantek.com/2014/248/t2/personal-site-demos-indiewebcamp-selfdogfood
Barnaby demos how it works for him with the Webaction Hero Toolkit Browser Add-on with a Reply button.
on news.indiewebcamp.com , because the <action> tag uses the "inline" attribute, it puts in an iframe for barnaby to write a comment.
part of the reason to add webactions to posts inline is that silos are doing and have taught users to do it.
- Twitter - appears to be moving to showing tweet actions left-aligned underneath each tweet
- Facebook - Like/Comment
see also wiki pages
- https://indiewebcamp.com/like (includes "heart" and +1 usage - endorsement)
- https://indiewebcamp.com/favorite (often used as time-shifting, saving)
Facebook has a read it later / save feature as well: http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/21/facebook-save-feature/
Appears that silos have been converging on putting actions on the left side, underneath a post. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
Another possibility: Options: Twitter: Favorite, Retweet, Reply Facebook: _________
2014-09-07 hack session
webactions hack session
switching from <action> to <indie-action> per web components convention.
some updates to indiewebcamp.com/webactions
Twitter is inconsistent about in-stream webaction UI. semi-consistent:
- left aligned - underneath the text (datetime is on same line as author icon name at top)
- grey icons only - no text label (some views have counts of faves, retweets)
- favorite, retweet, repost
So will likely imitate that.
2-3 specific webactions at most any more, use a (...) "more" menu/popup for more choices, e.g.:
- email post
- embed post
- mute author
- block or report author