You like the web and decentralization? You are invited! Bring the URL of your personal website, or start creating one right at the party!
- Homebrew Website Club at Mozilla San Francisco, Wednesday, January 24, 2018, starts at 6:30pm
- IndieWebCamp Los Angeles, date/place being planned
- ... (Add your location here)
Reason for the party
- The originally decentralized internet has become more and more centralized in recent years: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- A community of technologists has been building a decentralized alternative, called the IndieWeb, by connecting their own personal websites using simple, decentralized protocols instead of big corporately owned walled gardens
- Thousands of sites are already participating in the IndieWeb
- One of the key technologies is Webmention, which lets your personal website notify somebody else's website that you have written about a post on their site--think of it like @mentions, but ones that work across website borders instead of being stuck within a single service.
- By the time of the party, more than 1 million Webmentions will have been sent over the internet. If that isn't a reason for a party, what is?
- It proves that a community of committed individuals using simple web standards can buck the supposedly unstoppable trends of centralization and make the web work for them they want it to work: decentralized, user controlled, with no third parties in the middle
- Onward to indiewebify the rest of the web!
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