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Kevin Marks

Kevin Marks

Mastodon, Twitter and publics - thinking about how having local peers changes media http://www.kevinmarks.com/mastodontheory.html<p>; </p>

Kevin Marks

Day 9: Previewing Mastodon instances as h-feed #100DaysOfIndieWeb

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I was watching Christopher try to decide which mastodon instance to join. This made me realise that we need a way to preview instances’ local and federated streams. So I made one: Here's mastodon.social and here's  toot.cafe

How this works is that from mastodon 1.1.1 the public timeline json api no longer needs authentication, so I can read it by default. I do this, then use a tempate to render it as an h-feed compliant view.

I also added a list of known instances from  instances.mastodon.xyz, though I wasn't able to  fetch the list dynamically.

I hope you find a mastodon insatcne community that you like.

 

Kevin Marks

Live now on This Week in Google with @leolaporte @jeffjarvis @gigastacey talking mastodon, gnusocial and more

Kevin Marks

http://xn--rpa.cc/essays/infrastructure by @velartrill “Let’s work together and build something no corporation can control, and no one accident — or calculated act of malice — can wipe out.”

Kevin Marks

Kevin Marks

I did tell y'all about Mastodon last November, remember? https://youtu.be/UHunxMTRCJc?t=1h16m6s

Kevin Marks

Kevin Marks

useful thought for the mastodon.social fediverse: support rel="canonical me" for migrating between instances

Kevin Marks

Day 8: A specification for rel=canonical, by request #100DaysOfIndieWeb

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Domenic pointed out that rel=canonical was not well specified in the HTML spec. We had a stub page on the microformats wiki, so I expanded it into a more detailed discussion.

I tried to follow my mantra that 'standards should be documentation, not legislation' by explaining and linking rather than just writing a list of imperatives without much explanation. 

Do let me know what you think