From IndieWeb

responses, or interactions, in the context of the indieweb, refer to all the different ways and things people explicitly do to and with others’s posts, from written replies to quick likes, in other words responses = replies + reactions. Common response post types are reply (comment), like (favorite), repost (reshare), and mere mentions.

Response Post Types

Sometimes a response, or possible use-case:

Displaying a response post

See the individual "How to" sections in the above Response Post Types. E.g.

Displaying responses to a post

Individual sets of responses

See the following pages for how individual posts display a summary of their responses:

Overall design of displaying responses

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This section is for collecting examples related to the overall design of which kinds of responses to display where, in what order, as part of a post. Once we have "enough" examples we can hopefully discern which designs are better than others and document some best practices.

Twitter responses UI criticism

Tweet example of responses text equivalents

Meant humorously, but also illustrated a possible way to POSSE a static snapshot of responses summary numbers:

IndieWeb Examples

See the lists on each of the specific response post type pages.

This section is for examples that show a wide variety of response post types.

Aaron Parecki

Aaron Parecki has a good example of a photo post with responses from Twitter (via Bridgy), and various Mastodon profiles on different servers:

  • "How did we let the Web get to this point. All I wanted to do was read this blog post." @Aaron Parecki January 11, 2019

Silo Examples

Nearly all silos (Twitter or Facebook for example) support some forms of interaction.


There was some discussion to get rough consensus around what to call the set of things that is replies/comments, reposts/reshares, likes/favorites. This resulted in deciding on the term "responses" as well as "reactions".

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