IndieWebCamp SF Your Friend The Silo

Ryan Barrett:

the 2 things are microformats to mark up your content for structure and webmention to tell another site about it accepts those webmentions, adn if you say in reply to a tweet, sees that and posts it as a tweet

Scott Jenson:

so there is one category where you have co-operating servers, and magic when you connect to a silo

Ryan Barrett: transaltes from theis common protocol to each of the silos own APIs - you need to know to send webmentions

the original translates the facebook or twitter content into a microformatted block, that links back to FB

Scott Rosenberg:

I'm imagining disasters and problems -I remember trackback drowning in spam

Ryan Barrett:

silos fight spam hard, so they are likely to be less spammy

spam filtering and fighting is part of any communication system you'll run something that helps this

right now there is no way to POSSE to instagram - so we use a trick to add a link to your site from IG

securing login is fundamentally hard - the great idea of IndieAuth is to use the big companies' hard work for that

Scott Jenson:

do we have to bring back their river to our site?

Ryan Barrett:

now the silos have a good reading experience - they do the feedreader well

you can plug your friends sites into a feedreader and follow that way

Will Norris:

one fo the things that friendfeed did well was let you make aghost version fo your friends from frrds to follow

Darius C. Dunlap:

keeping track of your own posts is valuable for yourself and letting you look at yourself.

the big thing that facebook has is they are the one place where everyone is. What do they do when they aren't?

Ryan Barrett:

one of the things I can do easily with twitter or facebook is fave, share, comment - we need to make indie as easy

Will Norris:

if we build a good micropub client for android and ios and web, it doesn't matter so much about each site