Video Presentation about the IndieWeb

created Jun 9, 2019

This is an excellent 32-minute presentation by IndieWeb evangelist Tantek Celik, presented at the May 2019 beyond tellerrand conference in Dusseldorf. Recap of that conference.

We used to control our online identities, content, and experience. We now share Twitter names instead of domains; even web developers tweet and post on Medium instead of their own sites. We scroll social media and feel empty instead of reading news & blogs to feel informed and connected. Algorithmic feeds amplify rage & conspiracies, enabling tribal ad-targeting to polarise and spread misinformation, threatening democracy itself.

What happened? And what are we doing to fix it?

That's a big question that will require all of us, our communities, our employers, to shift. I don't want to wait, and you probably don't either.

What can you do for yourself, today?

Own your domain. Own your content. Own your social connections. Own your reading experience. IndieWeb services, tools, and standards enable you to take back your web.

Here's another fantastic video of a presentation, given by Tantek about the IndieWeb. He presented this talk in 2014, but it still contains examples of how the IndieWeb can interoperate with the silos if the independent web authors desire. Interacting with silos is optional. Supporting IndieWeb ideas, such as Webmention, Micropub, etc. are also optional. The key is owning a domain name and hosting personal content at that domain name.

YouTube - The once and future IndieWeb