This Week in the IndieWeb is a weekly digest of activities of the IndieWeb community. It contains recent and upcoming events, posts from IndieNews, and a summary of wiki edits, sent out Fridays at 3pm Pacific time.
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How to Subscribe
You can subscribe via email here:
- h-feed: https://indieweb.org/this-week/
- RSS feed: https://indieweb.org/this-week/feed.xml
- Mastodon: https://indieweb.social/@ThisWeekInIndieWeb
The digest currently contains:
- This week's past events, with photo
- Upcoming events in the next two months
- Podcast episodes on Huffduffer tagged #indieweb added this week
- Posts on added this week IndieNews
- New user pages created
- A summary of new and most edited wiki articles
Podcast feeds and subscriptions:
Archives of previous newsletters can be found at:
The newsletter gets the list of upcoming and past events from https://events.indieweb.org. Make sure the event has a name and start date. Photos from the event will also be included, so you can either upload photos directly to the event page, or post them on your site as a reply to the event URL and send a webmention!
You can add any post to the newsletter by submitting it to IndieNews! You can submit your own posts by adding a u-syndication URL, or you can submit other people's posts by bookmarking them on your site. Full details are available here: https://news.indieweb.org/how-to-submit-a-post
How to suggest improvements
File an issue here:
This week's post is published on Fridays at 15:00 Pacific Time (PT)
- 20:30 PT Thursday: first draft generated e.g. 2017-07-27
- 14:30 PT Friday: last preview draft generated and announced in IRC for previewing.
- 14:50 PT Friday: final post is generated
- 15:00 PT Friday: Mailchimp generates the email from the post on the server, and
- sends it to all email subscribers, and
- it is tweeted out from @indiewebcamp.
Ideas and other things you'd like to see in the weekly summary.
Consider filing these as feature request issues in the GitHub project:
- Mentioned indieweb.org pages: Top (5?) indieweb.org pages that have received webmentions this week (in descending order of # of mentions)
- Perhaps combine somehow with recently edited wiki pages?
- Active Projects: Top (5?) IndieWeb related projects
- IndieWeb tagged blog posts — perhaps to backfill IndieNews up to 5 items?
- Anniversaries — things from the timeline from the past week
Enhancements to existing features
- use Census to retrieve h-cards for domains to use their icon and name instead of domain name, e.g.: from/to:
- Suggest Loqi remind us once 12-24 hours earlier
- make some sort of trigger that people can do in IRC that will make Loqi regenerate it after adding to it, otherwise it's like adding things to a black box
- Check site-homepage#New_live_modules for new ideas of for "this week" as well
Why sent on Friday
Q: Why is "This week in indieweb" sent out on Friday and not on the weekend?
A: Midday Friday is a good day and time to send out "This week in indieweb" for a number of reasons:
- Fridays tend to be slower (in terms of getting things done) so it makes sense to use that time to capture / reflect / broadcast what's been done the rest of the week.
- Lunchtime (Pacific Timezone) on Friday seems like a good time where (many) people in the community may be available to make last minute edits for the weekly summary.
- Friday seems a better day to send it out, especially since it also tweets a link to it, and Saturday evening seems like not the best time to have a tweet be seen.
- Sending it on Friday is also a good encouragement for folks (especially in Europe!) to take the (rest of the) evening off.
What photos are included in the tweet
Twitter allows either exactly 1 gif, or up to 4 photos to be included in a tweet.
If there are any gifs in the newsletter, the most recent one is included in the tweet.
If there are no gifs, then the most recent 4 photos are included.