Interviewing my digital domains (W. Ian O'Byrne)
Alan Levine recently posted a series of questions to help others think through some of thoughts and motivations as we develop and maintain a domain of our own. I’ve written a lot about this i…
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Can the #IndieWeb Improve Better Readers and Writers Online? (
I have long believed the best way to improve student reading and writing performance in online environments is to provide students with their own domain on the web. In fact in the ten years I have studied children reading and writing online I believe our skills around reading and complex problems so...
@reneehobbs @anterobot @readywriting @jcoiro @hickstro @wiobyrne @harmonygritz @bpenuel @lauriehenry @uconnengineer zshao5 @anna_phd

Anyone want to collaborate on a federal grant application to build an #IndieWeb headless LMS to improve reading and writing?

Can we #IndieWeb Google Scholar? #HigherEd (
So during my (ongoing) microformats crash course I have styled many citations. Writing an APA citation in html with proper markup takes time. A lot of time when you write a lot of citations. While I would consider a canonical link back to to a piece listed or displayed on an author’s website as le...
So @martijnvdven and I have been working on trying to create a microformats APA/MLA citation machine for my course and syllabi templates.Al was good until we tried to do books and book chapters.

The BibTex records Google Scholar spits out are garbage. Almost every @book title gets listed as a journal and I could find no citations correctly using @inbook

After @martijnvdven and I wrote out the html and did a few test cases a user would basdically have to rewrite the entire citation and we were left creating input fields for each BibTex field required in a citation. By that point you might as well just start with a blank form.

We will look to fork this instead and add the microformats since they have the phptemplates and input form fields completed already.

So can you build an #IndieWeb citation tool using Google Scholar? No. Too much garbage in, garbage out.

Read Write Collect by Aaron DavisAaron Davis (
Let me know how I can help Greg. I always find it hard to contribute and give back. In part based on time, but also feeling that I am at a different level.

Here is the protocol i developed. Open to feedback on how to do process better. You have mad skills you can bring to contributing to #IndieWeb. Don’t need much for this task, but time I can’t help with. Still you can plug away at this quickly:

Design of My Website (Cathie LeBlanc: Desert of My Real Life)
I discovered the IndieWeb about six weeks ago and wrote then about why I think it’s an important movement and community. Since that time, I’ve made a concerted effort to update my web site so that it looks like I want it to look. Although I’m not yet done, I’ve made good progress. I recently...
@cathieleblanc. I asked around in chat and @chrisaldrich sent me this: This is how we would edit the taxonomy pages for a photo ppost kind, or any kind, for that matter. #IndieWeb community is grabbing the attention of more @WordPress theme developers so you won’t have to try alone.
a post by Brad Brad (Brad Enslen)
Replied to In reply to: Intertextrevolution Thanks for the kind response. I’ll answer here your webmention reply didn’t show on my site. I’m sure I probably have a setting for that wrong somewhere. ? You are right, WordPress is a handful to get set up. If you add in the Indieweb stuff it be...
I do not think you have the #IndieWeb webmentions plug in installed. I would see a box below to add my post as a webmention. If you want to spend ten minutes doing a tune up I would be happy to poke around. Just hit me up in chat anytime.

Rest assured we are taking the documentation issue seriously. Here is the UX research I have started.

The first step to good documentation is user research both through dogfooding but also through research,

Collecting user stories from users at different levels and doing cognitive labs with new users.

You would be in quite the sweet spot as someone who has struggled with documentation to interview for the study.

In terms off your FAQ and what happens to bridgy when I started working on this and trying each case: Once you get SemPress 100% setup you could do the same as a way of contributing as well.

Brad Enslen (Brad Enslen)
Thoughts from my stylish, mysterious, perilous life.
Brad thanks for these great FAQs these are exactly the types of thins we want in a WordPress user guide (doing a theme developer guide separately). Luckily you have webmentions installed so I saw this post. #IndieWeb WordPress isn’t easy, but WordPress isn’t easy, any seasoned user knows something will break something else at any given point.

The #IndieWeb community works hard as a few volunteers. We could use all the help with documentation for different audiences. Would love to have you jump on board and help the team. You already know what breaks when and that is half the step.

Join us for a Virtual HomeBrew Website Club: Blogging 101 #edtechchat #literacies #engchat #ctedcamp (
As a teacher do you have an interest in joining the committed few who want ensure the web remains open and free for our students? Are you an educator just starting off you blog and looking for tips? Maybe you are a seasoned blogger,, Wix, or Weebly user who wants to take the next steps...
Here is the link to the hangout: Going to mute mic and cam until 8:30 edt:
The Fallacies of Open: Participatory Design, Infrastructuring, and the Pursuit of Radical Possibility by by Stephanie West-Puckett, University of Rhode Island (
Our analysis of CLMOOC as an open learning experiment suggests that open is a fallacy, one that promotes a vague and amorphous techno-utopianism without addressing the relations of power that enable or restrict participation in communities. In the era of late capitalism, when open education emerges alongside increased educational surveillance, standardization, corporatization, and commodification, open might be another neoliberal rhetoric that assumes unbridled agency and access to resources for all learners.
@fieldpeaz @anna_phd @Seecantrill @miaamora aren’t the first to push back against open. The free software movement finds open source is nothing more than developer hype. The #IndieWeb community avoids the term Open Web because it can be both vapid and layered with meaning. Audrey Watters has moved to a “closed” system as she worries open is a tool of exploitation

I do notice the author’s, and the #CLMOOC referred to open more in terms of learning rather than software. They define it as:

The “O” for open in MOOC was essentially the only term that participant-designers held in high regard as they imagined the possibility of designing for emergence and responsiveness rather than predetermined outcomes

I don’t define open in learning that way. I have many open classes, because they are for licensure, that have fixed outcomes. To me my open classes means anyone can join my class, the materials are open for remix in the future, people can drop in and out, participants contribute from a space they own and control, yet data is made available for #openscience (with member checking before publishing identifiable data or artifacts), and yes like #clmooc participants are encouraged to learn in the open to create a reflective feedback cycle.

I don’t see this as an exploitation of labor. I do worry we aren’t diversifying open learning experiences but that takes the curation of communities and finding allies with shared princeples.

What Emerges from the Margins about the Future of Digital Writing by dogtrax (
You say I am the sum of my words. You take my words for granted I am more than textual evidence more than the parts of the whole
@dogtrax. I so thoroughly enjoyed this piece. I especially how you called it an “Open Annotation Project” I got some serious push back when calling the event “an annotation mob.” Too many people on the web know the violent power of the mob. In fact folks shared links to the abuse people receive: it also reminded me of what happened to the female reporter who challenged Elon Musk:

Yet this project demonstrates the power of open annotation. I think a key difference is the that we had the author and the publishers blessing and an existing community of shared friends who have known each other for a long time.