Kevin MarksKevin Marks
Birthday: September 13th 1966
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How the Web Became Unreadable at BackChannel
I thought my eyesight was beginning to go. It turns out, I’m suffering from design.
How Twitter Got Angry at Fast Company
As Twitter attempts to stem abuse, a look back at the service's earlier design shows how it became so ripe for it.
How To Break Open The Web at Fast Company with Dan Gillmor
The Internet's designers and a new generation of hackers are unraveling the knots keeping the web from living up to its original promise.
Live notes and essays
Paul English: when the human agent overrides the AI, that's when the AI learning kicks in
Steven Levy: the rap on these deep learning systems is that they are black boxes - you don't know what they are doing
Jean M Russell: how do you make pooping OK? Unicorns and soft serve
I don't have code to share - I have help I need
Now, we already have the rel="me" standard for linking between different sites to show that you own them both. Its been around for 13 years, and is widely adopted. How about we make it into a badge?
Ben Werdmüller: the interface on medium is designed to encourage longer responses, and the out-of-network ones are hidden by default
Kevin Marks: Last week I showed rel-me detection on my website - this week I have a chrome plug-in at j.mp/indieme
Christina Warren:I wouldn't put a brand in my twitter handle - I know better
Dan Gillmor: when I teach journalists, I get them to buy a domain, set up their own hosting and create a blog or website
Kevin Marks: how blogging worked in 2000 we'd click through our blogroll each morning and see our friends stories. That's snapchat
Known: teach.kqed.org is a community space powered by Known, and there are more coming
Joe Nelson: Email I affectionately call the “cockroach of the internet,” because it is older than the web yet we still use it
Dmitri Shuralyov: I discovered indieweb a week ago, and the values and motivations were thinking along the same lines. I found indieweb through someone's personal website.
Dan Gillmor: it's about more than a decentralized web, but about control too - net neutrality may be a short term victory
Tim Berners-Lee: Incremental change and only adding the pieces that we needed was key. It was never clear that the web would take off, but it did
Mitchell Baker: If we can keep Immediate Open Universal Agency then the web remains decentralized
Aaron: we're going to demo what we've done this weekend at #indiewebsummit - 5 minutes each
Tantek: we encourage everyone to share what they have built whether on our wiki or a open source code on github or wherever
Tantek Çelik:Webmention is now a Candidate Recommendation for w3c which is kind of a big deal we incubated and developed webmention in the indieweb community and brought it over to the SocialWG at w3c
I'd suggest if you are going to do this kind of thing, use a prefix of hack- or style- instead.
Kathy Ems: My app is at http://tranquil-caverns25242.herokuapp.com determining your outfit for your next adventure
Sundar Pichai: Today we are announcing the Google Assistant - we want to ask our users "Hi, how can I help?"
Julie Anne Noying: I made my nick name Julie Anne Noying a while ago, and this week a domain name was registered at the bar
I made a Joy Division inspired graph of activity in indiewebcamp IRC over the last 90 days
Aaron Parecki: I think we know why we're here - we are making our own websites and helping each other
Tantek: Webmention spec has reached 0 open issues, is basically ready to go from Working Draft to Candidate Recommendation
Doc Searls: the whole adtech industry is falling apart. I know one $100M adtech company that says it is a zombie
Phil Windley: 12 years ago Kim Cameron of Microsoft defined the 12 laws of identity - I asked him to talk and update these laws
Ashley Mayer: The only innovation I want is to be able to start an email thread and bcc myself out of it at the same time.
Tantek: there's a new site at webmention.rocks for testing webmention support on your site, as part of the @w3c webmention standards
Making sparklines that embed the datapoints directly
Pelle Wessman: there are some exotic webmention types, and it can be hard to get people to send you webmentions
Jeremy Keith: now the point is not just to keep things to yourself on your own site, but to share them out to twitter or flickr too
Ainsley: What is key that you are looking at the system and the system is looking at you
Sandro: what stops me from having a website is that I have lots of different websites
Kyle Mahan: this is woodwind.xyz my reader - when it detects that a post is an event, it adds 'interested' 'going' 'not going'
Tantek Çelik: imagine everything that you do on sites like twitter on facebook, but on your own site, and able to do more
Ben Werdmüller: I like the idea of a webring, and of a public timeline - as it shows 'here are the people'
Tantek: sometimes something really small that is less than a page of code can really help someone understand
Corey Ford: there is always a drunken walk- you need prototyping and executing. Twitter started as a podcast company
A modest moonshot for Google: track trains and buses, and sponsor free wifi
Judith Donath: Weizenbaum gave up programming and wrote a novel warning of technology built by people what don't understand social
Vivienne Ming: whether a neural network is biased or not depends on how it was raised
@kylewmahan: I added goodreads support to silo.pub so I can post to goodreads with micropub
Myles Weissleder: welcome to the last demo night of the year, and thank you for making it awesome
Corey Ford: These companies have been doing what I like to call the drunken walk of the entrepreneur
Ben Werdmüller: today I decided that I hate Known, so I'm going to export my known site to wordpress
we're here to hack on our own websites and hope to build something to show off at the end of today
@t: we are doing commitments to update our sites by the end of the year, like we did last year
@t: welcome to the 2 year anniversary of Homebrew Website Club
@zeynepton: what I saw was that retail was operating in a vicious cycle where labour was treated as as cost to minimise
Kristian Hammond: I miss the old world when everything was simple when we'd build AIs in robot bodies and they'd kill us all
@rocknty: I've been in the data business for 18 years and I just figured out what I am doing now
We can get back the much-mourned favorite star on twitter by an 'add a comment' retweet with a 🌟 emoji
In which I learn that SVG Text and mathematical fonts are annoying