Yes it did, and lessons to be learned from pre-web days...

"TL;DR = Online community predates the web. It was built on open protocols and platforms of the early internet. That spirit lived on in Web 1.0. We lost some of that with Web 2.0 and centralized service providers, but we’re not beyond redemption."

andymci.ca/online-community-pr

Thoughts on 2019, and ongoing development to help eovlve Wordpress:

"I feel after 5 years of work, things started to come together. We have a robust collection of plugins and opportunities. But over the coming months, there are some long term goals that need to be achieved...."

david.shanske.com/2019/11/02/i

"Mastodon is now on Bridgy" which is a key tool for cross-posting to various networks. Good work! snarfed.org/2019-10-22_mastodo

Folks: are there good places on web, other accounts, or key bloggers to announce this instance? Looking for it to be seen by technologists and activists who care about , and related tech... Let me know...

"Even in the shadow of Big Tech monopolies, WordPress and other mature open source ecosystems still represent their antithesis, like a vast network of old-growth forests connected to small stands of young saplings.....

The wild, biodiverse forest image is a good one for us ...it is an image of social, interdependent, and very different individuals....we are doing our part to keep the web wild and healthy."

poststatus.com/preserving-the-

"I am knee deep in reading about the , and all kinds of new specs and standards intended to help with this stuff. It’s early adopter territory for sure and the main issue is that it feels quite complex to even get to square one. But I think for us, specifically, the tech side maybe not be the biggest barrier....

...maybe the most important thing of all is plugging into or boostrapping our own small communities..."

brendanschlagel.com/2019/09/01

Welcome to INDIEWEB.SOCIAL - a home for those who build, study, promote - or are just fascinated by - , , & practices & tech.

Special thanks to @jeannie who is a co-admin here, & who graciously donated the domain name to this effort. Key links:

Our code of conduct & terms of use: indieweb.social/terms

Our mission & some key voices we recommend everyone follow: indieweb.social/about/more

Thanks all, & help us get out the word of this new community!

Just starting to invite this to a few and friends...Still have some rough edges to sand down and tweaks but love to hear what folks think...

Tim Chambers's choices:

 Indieweb.Social

INDIEWEB.SOCIAL is an instance focused on the #Openeb, #Indieweb, #Fediverse, #Mastodon #Selfsovereign #identity (#SSI), #Humanetech and #Calm technologies evolution.