social web map

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This page is out of date since 2015 and needs updates at least in terms of examples given, and perhaps the confederation / league / alliance taxonomy, as well as lists of silos, some of which have gone underwater since

XKCD 802: 2010 update: Online Communities 2 XKCD 256: 2007 Map of Online Communities Ethan Blochโ€™s 2010 Social Networking Map inspired by XKCD

The social web map is a metaphoric map of social web sites, from fully indieweb to silos, representing their relationships, sizes, levels of IndieMark accomplishment (or site-death) and any other axes of interesting details we can capture.

Inspired by:

This started out as a brainstorm to create a 2013 Social Web Map, with the IndieWeb at the center, and different levels of indieness out from there. However anyone is encouraged to create such a map, with current information, or update the categories of sites below with any fitting additions, deletions, or changes in category.


Lists of map features - and how sites are included in them.

IndieWeb Confederation

IndieWeb sites that are actively POSSEing and successfully federating comments

  • Barnaby Walters
  • ...

IndieWeb League

Superset of the IndieWeb Confederation. IndieWeb sites that are automatically POSSEing posts of at least one type out to a Silo Island Nation (that they're only POSSEing to). E.g. at least one Silo Nation destination where the IndieWeb site owner is only posting via POSSEing from their own website, never directly on the Silo Nation destination.

For more use Bridgy stats, e.g.:

to discover and document additional IndieWeb sites that are using Bridgy Publish to POSSE to silos

IndieWeb Alliance

Superset of the IndieWeb League. IndieWebCamp participants (either in person or remote) who have at least an independent identity on their own domain, but ideally regularly post multiple kinds of posts on their own domain.

  • Kevin Marks -
  • Chris Wilson -
  • ...

Getting Started with setting up IndieAuth/RelMeAuth on your own domain puts you on the map.

POSSE land bridges

POSSE land bridges to various Silo Island Nation Destinations.

Include and represent backfeed support / usage as well? E.g.

  • Bridgy backfeed users
  • sites doing their own backfeed subscribing / polling


The network of Mastodon sites and other ActivityPub compatible sites that interoperate.

Joined to the POSSE BridgyFed bridge.

Silo Island Nation Destinations

Silos that IndieWeb participants are POSSEing out to (direct or indirectly)


Silo Island Nations

Possible to POSSE to (but no one is yet?):

Impossible to POSSE to:

Dead Web Sea

Sites that have died, depth by how recently they've disappeared. See site-deaths for more:




Ideas for a "state of 2022" social web map to publish perhaps as part of the IndieWeb Gift Calendar

inspired by

  • "@tbeseda @tchambers At a base level, the Fediverse is a subset within the bigger IndieWeb. Parts of the Fediverse, have and support some of the IndieWeb building blocks, but none that I'm aware of support them all. Example: Mastodon has microformats markup, but doesn't support sending webmentions or have micropub support. Currently it's easier for the IndieWeb to communicate into and read the Fediverse, but the Fediverse doesn't do a good job of seeing or interacting with things outside it." @chrisaldrich November 19, 2022

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