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Social E-readers was a session at IndieWebCamp Berlin 2018.

Notes archived froM: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/socialereaders

IndieWebCamp Berlin 2018
Session: Social E-readers
When: 2018-11-03 13:15



  • why did Tiara want to do this topic?
  • she wants to not have to use multiple apps and be able to integrate everything on to one platform
  • learn how to set up and how to use an e-reader
  • main idea is that the stuff that you care about should be in your control
  • dont need to have your own server but should be able to do what you like
  • subscribed to someones site posts you should be able to control how you are seeing this
  • interchangeable and interoperable
  • someone is working on a wordpress plugin
  • written into own website and post are stored in own website
  • not being limited by the tools that your website provides and not limited with the apps
  • want data to live on own site
  • aperature is the backend and apps like together indigenous just read data from where you tell them to
  • website should be the center and starting point and should have the option to write own software
  • in the back you have something like webmention and a microsub server (aperature) - aperature is akin to webmention.io
  • could put the software in the code but dont have to
  • website links to those softwares
  • when someone else writes a blog post and if they want to reply to you they ask where your webmention point is
  • talk to different forms to get the information
  • you can swap out these software
  • reason:plugable building blocks
  • get started:go to aperature.p3k.io
  • login in and follow all the feeds you want
  • make channels
  • there is a plugin for wordpress
  • micropub server and link to it on webpage <link url=microsub href="...">
  • there are other servers being built Aperature, Drupal indieweb module, Dobrado (full cms), Yarns (WordPress), Ekster (in go),
  • two proxies (for Innoreader, and Newsblur and Feedly)
  • apps expect list of channels and posts from server and the applet formats it nicely
  • app doesnt care if its rss or something else
  • translates the data
  • Sebastiaan Andeweg worked on in nuremberg with what other people are liking
  • alternate data into the server you and getting into the app for reading
  • missing piece is being able to comment on something from the reader- this is where micropub comes in, buttons on the post
  • once reader shows post and you hit a button it wants to reply back to the original post at micropub endpoint
  • your site will then make a webmention
  • find webmention endpoint and submit the comment
  • having it integrated makes it easier
  • how do i tell my microsub to do this?
  • login, make channel,add feeds, can add api key (special to aperature)
  • examples of channels:
    • Aaron has home-automation and runs a server at his house thats not online but make it show up on reader
    • show webmention on post,web hook feature
  • ownership of data done modularly
  • becasue its modular it can be customized
  • you can use a different app for the same data, different apps will have different views
  • think of some hardware in your house that only shows two lines of text: to let feeds show up there is a lot of work. With Microsub, it's just one call.
  • stream.indieweb.org- public view
  • when you make a channel there are settings and you can say to include or exlude certain post, or keywords, easy to manage
  • need authentication piece <link rel="authorization_endpoint" href="https://indieauth.com"> <a href="https://github.com/" rel="me">

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