March 23-30, 2018

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Homebrew Website Club Baltimore
This is a make-up event for events/2018-03-20-homebrew-website-club, which was canceled due to weather. Join us for an evening of quiet writing, wiki editing, IndieWeb demos and discussions! Create or update your personal web site! Finish that blog post you’ve been writing, edit the wiki! Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs, share what you've gotten working!Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site! Any questions? Ask in the chatroom!

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Mountain View, CA
Mountain View, CA

Homebrew Website Club Meetup
Join us for an evening of IndieWeb personal site demos and discussions! Any questions? Ask in the chatroom! More…

Nürnberg, San Francisco

Homebrew Microblog Meetup
Join the IndieWeb and communities for an evening of demos and discussions!

Nürnberg, San Francisco

Nürnberg, San Francisco



This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • March 17th - 23rd, 2018

Facebook quitters, a Puny micropub server, and where’s the love for future generations?

It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for March 17th - 23rd, 2018.

You can find all of my audio editions here:

Music from Aaron Parecki’s 100DaysOfMusic project Day 85 - Suit, Day 48 - Glitch, Day 49 - Floating, Day 9, and Day 11.

Thanks to everyone in the #indieweb chat for their feedback and suggestions. Please drop me a note if there are any changes you’d like to see for this audio edition!

Posts about the IndieWeb


New release of mf2 to iCalendar
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The internet that took over the Internet
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The internet that took over the Internet
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Check the Contact Information You've Uploaded to Facebook
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Managing Content Through Canonical Links
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New Community Members

From IndieWeb Wiki: New User Pages:

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New Wiki Pages

From IndieWeb Wiki: New Pages:

free as in facebook

free as in facebook is an expression coined to refer to airport wifi with a captive portal that requests a lot of personal information before providing no cost internet access, later generalized to refer to any service offered without charge in exchange for behavioral tracking, ongoing surveillance, or other monitoring and sale of any such information to third parties.

Created by tantek on Thursday and edited 3 more times


Homebrew Microblog Meetup

Created by on Monday and edited 2 more times


sarcasm is the third to last refuge of the uncreative, the second being ad hominem, and the last being reposts of amygdala hijacks.

Created by tantek on Friday with 2 more edits by and


Homebrew Website Club Meetup

Created by on Friday with 2 more edits by and

public key certificate

A public key certificate (often just certificate or cert) is a digital certificate used to prove the ownership of a public key.

Created by on Saturday and edited 1 more time


An endpoint is a URL for an application to communicate with to make something happen.

Created by Zegnat on Monday and edited 1 more time


Created by on Friday and edited 1 more time


Syncthing is open source software to synchronize files across computers.

Created by gRegorLove on Friday and edited 1 more time

use case

Because there is as broad an array of types of websites as there are people, a motivating personal factor for joining the IndieWeb may entail a particular use case one has in mind for what they want to do online or how they'd like to interact with others.

Created by on Monday is Google's URL shortener that is shutting down 2018-04-13, though all existing short URLs will continue to redirect

Created by gRegorLove on Friday


LibrePlanet is an annual conference held by the Free Software Foundation.

Created by on Monday


Asocial is a markdown-based, Dropbox-enable website hosting which is still in beta.

Created by [kim_landwehr] on Friday


VRM is Vendor Relationship Management - Doc Searl's term for #ownyourdata with specific application to buying and selling things see

Created by [kevinmarks] on Friday


bandsintown is a silo for musicians to promote their tours and for fans to track them.

Created by on Friday

Changed Wiki Pages

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