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Discovery: A Trek Through the IndieWeb was a session at IndieWebCamp East 2020.

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Notes archived from etherpad: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/discovery on 2020-11-16 at 10:20 PM Pacific

IndieWebCamp East 2020
Session: SessionNameTK
When: 2020-11-14 16:50 PM Eastern


  • David Shanske - Facilitator
  • Now that we have social readers, how can we discover new sites and feeds to subscribe to in our readers?




- most examples for finding people/things are centralized: yellow pages, facebook, etc

Last.fm - cross referencing of people who like specific bands/albums/etc. - if you have login, and visit a profile page on last.fm it'll give you a "compatibility" % based on your listenings Taste"buds" -> https://tastebuds.fm/

Bring back the blogroll

> limitation on blogroll - need categorization? 
> blend profiles (with additional info like "likes") with blogroll?

Peter's handcrafted, categorized, commented, XSLT styled OPML: https://petermolnar.net/subscriptions.opml ^^^ David Shanske ain' nobody got time for that

2 needs: find interesting people to follow / read their content, and make new connections

https://boffosocko.com/about/following/ https://jgregorymcverry.com/following

https://indieweb.org/Search_My_Site - opt in search

https://www.wired.com/story/to-mend-a-broken-internet-create-online-parks/ online public parks as a potential "place" to meet people

(a wild Template:KevinMarks appears)

- local might work, global will invoke spam - local as in:

   - community: needs gatekeepers
   - topic: might work
   - physical proximity? (see BBS)

Greg McVerry "maybe discovery should be hard to tackle the problems?"


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