I guess the hardline approach of ‘only backlinks’ could be considered a feature actually. It would mean Mega Social Corp has no real knowledge of your content, just the links back to your site. So you put up a barrier to your data being opportunisticly scraped, but you still tap in to the social network effect of the big silos while it’s monopolised there (assuming the awkward format doesn’t stop people from reading what you post…)

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Fixed an issue in shpub and one in Bridgy WP plugin and now got Twitter syndication via micropub via my WP site (kind of) working! (Kind of, as the note that appears on Twitter is just a link back to my site for some reason. That’s the next issue to look at…)

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lve found though that sometimes a monolith can help. e.g. though I love vim and its key bindings, an IDE of some kind, whether it’s Visual Studio or Emacs, can really help tie things together. The key is providing a wrapper around well defined components, not rebuilding everything from scratch. This is where there is great value in something like known or the WordPress lndieweb plugins.

Playlists should not exist on siloed platforms. I should own them, they should be in some standard format, and when I choose to play one various music streaming platforms should be available to service the requests for tracks.