Working on collaborative creative writing - currently a silo, but built on couchdb so can potentially sync
I now have a couple of iPhone apps that login via IndieAuth that will post to my own site without third parties
pillowfork is an experiment in discoursive social interactions, using content addressable storage
the big achievement last year was the webcomment thread that became a gateway to connect people to the indieweb
this year lots of people have heard about IndieWeb, now we are connecting to non-coders and have to handle spam
this thread of webcomments has become a gateway: https://eschnou.com/entry/testing-indieweb-federation-with-waterpigscouk-aaronpareckicom-and--62-24908.html
The number of questions being asked in this community encourage me - do we want unique sites or an indieweb install
the question "how many implementations do we need?" stumped me. 1 is clearly too few; Millions is clearly too many. Thousands!
when the building blocks are simple enough that we have thousands of implementations, we have the right building blocks
Thousands mean we have made things easy enough for anyone skilled in the craft to implement. You can't shut down thousands
If we're going to get to thousands, we are going to need marketing, much as I hate it
The usability of the social layer itself that we are building is key: none of us are typical users. Indieweb needs memes
indiewebcamp.com/why is the best answer: own your data; self dogfood; rough consensus and running code
Have your own domain is key - you can then move it. POSSE is next
The indieweb Why page is mostly based on fear - you look like survivalists or a militia
Bret Slatkin encouraged us to have positive reasons: http://indiewebcamp.com/2012/Positive_Arguments
Bret Slatkin's original positive post: http://www.onebigfluke.com/2012/07/focusing-on-positives-why-i-have-my-own.html
my motivation is not survivalist, but connecting to other people
POSSE use case for banks - you send money on your own site between banks, and POSSEs to the financial world
POSSE banking is like personal electronic mattress. [did Johannes just invent POSSEcoin]
I want my website to be at least as useful as paper - I can tell my mood from handwriting and sketchiness
I don't want everything chronological, I want to make my own piles of information
people were driven to snapchat by a pain - because they were scared of persistence of data
we're falling into the 'design for the masses' antipattern. Barnaby said build what it takes to stop you using facebook
until you have it working for yourself, forget marketing. Build it, do it, only then speak it.
I want to build a product. I want to make an Altair for indieweb.
I want something for my family. I want to plug it into a wall and have it working.