Your content is yoursWhen you post something on the web, it should belong to you, not a corporation. Too many companies have gone out of business and lost all of their users’ data. By joining the IndieWeb, your content stays yours and in your control.
You are better connectedYour articles and status messages can go to all services, not just one, allowing you to engage with everyone. Even replies and likes on other services can come back to your site so they’re all in one place.
You are in controlYou can post anything you want, in any format you want, with no one monitoring you. In addition, you share simple readable links such as example.com/ideas. These links are permanent and will always work.
The IndieWeb is a community of independent and personal websites connected by simple standards, based on the principles of: owning your domain and using it as your primary identity, publishing on your own site (optionally syndicating elsewhere), and owning your data. Read more →
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Beyond Blogging and Decentralization
The IndieWeb effort is different from previous efforts/communities:
- Principles over project-centrism. Others assume a monoculture of one project for all. We are developing a plurality of projects. The IndieWeb community has a code-of-conduct.
- Publish on your site instead of emailing a list. Show before tell. Prioritize by making what you need, creating, iterating on your own site.
- Design first, protocols and formats second. Focus on creating a good user experience and using your own prototype features to focus on minimum necessary formats and protocols.
Perhaps most importantly, we are people-focused instead of project-focused, and have regular meetups where everyone is welcome.
Homebrew Website Club
Homebrew Website Club is a (bi)weekly meetup of creatives passionate about improving their own websites, sharing successes and challenges with a like-minded and supportive community.
- Some cities also have a 17:30-18:30 Quiet Writing Hour beforehand.
- Some cities meet weekly or monthly
Upcoming Homebrew Website Club meetups
- - Homebrew Website Club - Nuremberg/Germany
IndieWebCamp is a two day gathering of web creators building and sharing their own websites to advance the independent web. We spend a day discussing, and a day hacking and creating to empower ourselves and others to own our own identities and data.
See future IndieWebCamps being planned! Jump in and help organize, suggest dates or locations for more!
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