Microsub and Feeds was a session at IndieWebCamp London 2020.
Notes archived from: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/microsubfeeds
IndieWebCamp London 2020
Session: Microsub and Feeds
When: 2020-03-14 16:20
Discussing the Microsub concept and how to massage feeds into the format that Microsub needs(jf2)
- microsub split into two parts
- backend and client
- ryan did newsblur to microsub bridge
- run a ms server that is connecting to newsblur
- aaron made aperture, most full featured backend at the moment
- yarns is another backend
- functional, but not the same storage capacity as the others
- how do you take whatever source you want and massage it into microsub format?
- you could do it for anything, that's one of its advantages
- it just expects jf2, simplified version of microformats
- post has to have published date, etc
- Wordpress REST API converted into microsub feed
- takes any wordpress site
- turns it into a feed that can be read in any microsub endpoint
- question is: what do people want to be able to read?
What We are Reading
- RSS Feeds
- Microformats Feeds
- Twitter Feeds via Granary or Twitter-atom(https://twitter-atom.appspot.com/)
- https://tags.hawksey.info/tagsexplorer/ makes a google sheet like can you use this and then a Zapier/IFTT api....https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1l6hd-DwkVjRs2GvreVZeFGwtAklOsENRuaexj8p7iDE/edit#gid=8743918
- Mastodon feeds (they provide rss/atom)
- WordPress REST API
- People - follow their content across platforms
- Meetup events feeds https://www.jvt.me/tags/meetup-mf2/
- Follow tags on a site, to avoid content overload
- imdb, discogs
- notifications - comments on posts, mentions, etc could be sent into a Microsub channel
- https://jgregorymcverry.com/myvideos my video feeds
- https://monocle.p3k.io/preview lets you preview a post in Monocle
- any criticisms of microsub protocol?
- it doesn't support multiple authors
- happens a lot in the academic world
- does it become a big maintenance burden trying to parse so many external feeds?
- json-ld is pushed by google, so it's a safe bet for now
- rss has longevity