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Why IndieWeb was a session at IndieWebCamp Bellingham 2017.

Notes archived from: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/why

IndieWebCamp Bellingham 2017

Session: Why IndieWeb?

When: 2017-05-04 13:45



  • Generations of adoption https://indieweb.org/generations : A maturity model that starts geeky, evolves to everybody.
    • dev > media > personal domains hosted by third parties > users
  • W3C - https://www.w3.org/ standards body for the web.
  • Motivations
    • DIY culture - Understand who you are in cyberspace
    • Power - Personal control over personal data. Agency. Decentralization of control/power/authority.
    • Reliability - Surviving the business or technical failure of hosting services and operators
    • Freedom to Speak - The power of the press: He owns a press has the power.
  • https://withknown.com/

Joe: people think they own their stuff on FB / Twitter, e.g. when people post statuses about how they retain copyright of their posts. Why Indieweb helps reassert ownership of their content.

Katie: Having the ability to create in a place they actually own is empowering