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January 23, 2015

Whoa, awesome discussion in your webmentions!! Really appreciate the thought-provoking ideas and proposal. For the publish-to-Facebook cases, geez it does kind of feel like the only alternative if we want absolutely everything captured. It’s not a big itch for me — I like/comment on Facebook pretty rarely, and since 95% of my friends post everything friends-only anyway, I’m mostly not comfortable posting those interactions on my site at all.

For the quick tweet replies and likes, where it’s still technically possible to do through the API, I’m not ready to throw in the UX towel yet! (FWIW I’m hacking on a little indieweb reader, I expect it will always be crude and never up to Shrewdness quality but it will most definitely be able to send a micropub like with one click)

# pesos bridgy indieweb

November 6, 2014

Happy big round number, to Bridgy! Contributing a bit to this project this year has been super fun; and I really really value all the time Ryan Barrett has put into answering questions, reviewing commits, and talking through design decisions with me.

Read about it and see pretty graphs here: snarfed.org/2014-11-06_happy-1000th-bridgy-3

# bridgy indieweb

August 11, 2014

Adding a data use disclaimer for social media sites

Thinking a little bit about responsible backfeeding, spurred by Derek Powazek‘s question here:

I tried adding a little data use disclaimer to my profile on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram indicating that responses there would be backfed to my personal site. My Twitter bio, usually reserved for Smiths lyrics, now reads:

heads up: @-replies, favorites, and RTs are backfed to my personal site thanks to Brid.gy

Now I’m wondering what a data use disclaimer on a social media site should really say. Maybe something along the lines of:

Responses will be aggregated and sold to marketers who use your demographic information and behavioral patterns to more effectively advertise to you. Responses may be altered or hidden for science experiments being conducted on you. Responses that are offensive or abusive will generally be ignored, along with reports of said Responses, if you can even find your way through the draconian maze of forms and personal information required to file such a report. Receivers of Responses of this nature are requested to suck it up.

I think that might be over the character limit.

# privacy bridgy silos

July 23, 2014

Got a good little chuckle out of this quote from Brid.gy‘s launch announcement, from before it played with indieweb

Bridgy is a throwaway prototype on the road toward a larger project

And a useful reminder to be careful with your throwaway side projects, people might actually want to use them!

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