A directory on the web lists websites or pages typically grouped by topic or areas of interest, sometimes using categories or tags, often useful for finding niche communities and discovering new websites.
- 1 Why
- 2 IndieWeb Examples
- 3 Examples in the Wild
- 4 Articles
- 5 Brainstorming
- 6 See Also
Silos often provide recommendation engines or ideas about who to follow to give their users content to read. As IndieWeb adherents begin to own their own data on their own websites, they'll want services similar to these whether they are centralized or decentralized.
- Blogrolls were an early method of providing an personal mini-directory of websites that were interesting or influential to early bloggers.
- indie map is a public IndieWeb social graph and dataset, made by Ryan Barrett and launched at IndieWeb Summit 2017. A list of the domains in the set can be found in the project's GitHub repository.
- Indieweb.xyz is a syndication service cum directory organized into various subs, similar to Reddit, created by Kicks Condor. All interaction with the site, such as linking and upvoting, is performed by Webmention. Discussion happens on blog posts themselves, as per Indieweb convention.
- IndieNews is an indieweb news aggregator, similar to Hacker News, which only accepts submissions via webmention. The submissions form a defacto directory of people discussing IndieWeb related topics.
- Hyperlink Node Directory is project by Brad Enslen comprised of a collection of web links. It could be considered a directory of directories, and it can used for discovery of new websites and for surfing the web.
IndieWeb chat names
- chat-names - a directory on the IndieWeb.org wiki of many people in the chat
- href.cool is a directory inspired by the old, failed link collections like the original Yahoo! and DMOZ created by Kicks Condor
Colin Walker Webmention Directory
- the dailywebthing linkport is a hybrid directory/linkblog operating since 2004 in its current form, and its sister site, dailywebthing daily pointers, since 2000, Both created by Joe Jenett
The IndieWeb Directory on Glitch
- IndieWeb Directory -- It is a directory of people with personal websites on the IndieWeb. Hosted on Glitch.
Examples in the Wild
Now Now Now
OwnCast runs a directory of OwnCast instances at https://directory.owncast.online. You can opt your instance in to publishing to the directory, and your instance will appear at the top when it's actively streaming.
- Brad Enslen and Kicks Condor have a variety of articles they've written on this topic since 2017 and before.
- Foundations of a tiny directory Kicks Condor lays out the importance of the human element and reasons for a tiny directory.
- How to build
- Directory Building Just Got Easier, Cheaper and Indieweb lays out how to build a hybrid directory/linkblog using Wordpress complete with Indieweb features.
- Indieweb features
- Centralized vs. Decentralized
- Decentralized Search and the Indieweb Brainstorms about offering an alternative decentralized discovery means via blogrolls, linkblogs and particularly "many hundreds" of small directories. The theory being if people are constantly bumping into different directories everywhere they go, they will eventually start using them.