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Design Inspirations from social networks was a session at IndieWeb Summit 2018.

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

Video: ▢️43:15s

IndieWeb Summit 2018
Session: Design Inspirations
When: 2018-06-26 15:55




Tumblr pioneered different content types

Stories - https://indieweb.org/story

Instagram as a source of design patterns

  • primacy of the image
  • a little bit of social decoration
  • see people browsing through images on Instagram
  • sometimes there's long blocks of text / stories attached to their images. e.g. guy running through Italy, it's his blog

Lily's example of anomalily.world - showed a subset of her indieweb posts, the map to the photos

irakli: perhaps the consumer of the content can choose how to see it, example of beaker/dat where the code to view it can be forked separately from the data

The reader can show photos vs articles

What about map posts?

Google doesn't always have the 7 attributes of maps

https://indieweb.org/map - could be improved


  • "don't embed google maps, because you are enabling privacy exposure of your users"

javascript problems - provides too much access to local information, allows tracking of all keystrokes, or heatmap tracking

UI for putting content out into the world e.g. Medium

https://indieweb.org/create for examples


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