Love this:

"Instant gratification and network effects have made social media successful, at the sacrifice of blogs and the Open Web.

I've always been driven by a sense of idealism. I'm optimistic that the movement away from social media is good for the .

Since I scaled back my use of social media a year ago, I blogged more, re-subscribed to many RSS feeds, and grew increasingly interested in the — all small shifts back to the Open Web's roots."

September 18 is the 20th anniversary of RSS 2.0, the neglected heart of so many technologies….

OK who can help take Matt Mullenweg up on his offer to bring up to full standards? cc: @humanetech

Not a joke: this is a very real opportunity...

Release Notes for Safari Technology Preview 142...

Safari Technology Preview Release 142 is now available for download for macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey.

An unclear on if Apple's new subscription are a walled-in Spotify-like bastardization of the open podcast format, or not.
Paid podcasts by themselves might not be if they can be consumed on any standard podcast app. But not sure here. What do folks know?

Hey all: am going to be updating this page on our Instance website, cleaning out some inactive ones, and adding new voices in the and space that are in the Fediverse.

Any suggestions for new additions?

I agree with this: email is a key puzzle piece of the . Very important that we keep it so.

"Email is the rare open platform that works for everyone. But it’s changing. Three companies...control the overwhelming majority of the email universe....If the current trend continues, email could effectively become another in a long list of Google messaging apps. And email users would be held captive by the data-collecting, ad-targeting machines on the other end."

As we move into 2020, wanted to say thank you to the community of users here at

An honor to be building this community with you all and learning together.

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."

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 is an image of social, interdependent, and very different individuals....we are doing our part to keep the web wild and healthy."

This looks really worth subscribing to (and I just did):

"I’m launching a new newsletter to explore technology that helps rather than hurts human understanding, and human understanding that helps us create better technology. It’s called Humane Ingenuity...t I’m also seeking to broaden the scope and tackle some bigger issues that I’ve been thinking about recently..."

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:

Our mission & some key voices we recommend everyone follow:

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