The inability to add a bookmark of a @twitter search URL, to my home screen, without having the web app download. Frustrating.
#ux #ForcingBehaviour
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Thanks @A11yCLE for putting on the meet-up tonight. Both @katpassen & @jrAccessibility gave interesting presentations. Looking forward to future events.

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Looking forward to ‘Digital Accessibility in Theory and Practice’ tonight.

Digital Accessibility in Theory and Practice

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018, 6:30 PM

Cuyahoga County Public Library – Bay Village
502 Cahoon Road Bay Village, OH

12 Members Attending

Cleveland Accessibility Meetup (#A11yCLE) Wednesday, September 12 Bay Village Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library 2179, 502 Cahoon Rd, Cleveland, OH 44140 Networking, Food, and Drinks: 6:30 PM Presentations: 7:00 PM Wrap-up, Questions, and Answers: 8:30 PM Details : Digital Accessibility in Theory and Practice Joshua Randall – Theory Digital a…

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Differences in #indieweb readers using microformats or RSS as your feed source

Differences in #indieweb readers using microformats or RSS as your feed source

I’m currently using a beta of Aperture as my microsub endpoint and it’s working very well. I can point two Indieweb readers, Together (web) and Indigenous (Android), at it and see posts. This also gives me the power to like, reply, and re-post any of those too – Syndicating them to my blog and to Twitter if I want.

One thing I did notice was how those articles were appearing, depending on if I used the microformats or RSS feed. Here’s what a single post (syndicated Instagram photo) looked like using RSS, and then microformats.

my post with RSS
Post using RSS feed
Post using microformats feed
Post using microformats feed

For the microformats feed the image, date posted, and who posted it are all missing.

I first noticed this from Jeremy Keith‘s feed who had photos being pulled through but not the details of the author. This got a little confusing as I was scrolling through the feeds and not seeing who some posts were coming from.

screenshot of Adactio's post
Adactio’s feed has photo’s but not who posted it.

I’m assuming this comes about as we all mark-up our content in different ways. Especially if we use services to syndicate from Twitter and Instagram.

I’ll have to start looking at the consistency of my own mark-up, but in the mean time I’m going to switch to RSS for everything in Aperture.

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Exciting things from IndieWeb Summit 2018 – IndieWeb Readers

This year’s IndieWeb Summit had some really exciting things, as usual, including IndieWeb Readers. One day I’ll make it out to one of these.

Tantek gave a good overview of what’s happened and what we can look forward to from the community. One of the biggest things that excited me was the readers. With this not only do we have a feed reader, but we can post replies, likes, etc. within that reader and have it syndicated.

I fumbled around and got it working this morning. Here’s the steps I took:

  1. Log on to Aperture, the server that handles MicroPub
  2. Copy and add the generated meta tag to my WordPress child-theme’s header
  3. Added a couple of feeds into Aperture
  4. Log on to Together, an web based reader. For some reason this took a couple of tries, but worked in the end

Now I can see posts from blogs/sites and if I want to like, share, bookmark, or reply to them I can and those will be posted back onto this blog as well as to the originators site.

As this is all new there’s still some wonkiness around the edges, naturally. There is an Android reader which I downloaded, but cannot get it to sign in.

Authentication failed: Status code: 401; message: {"error":"invalid code","error_description":"Invalid authorization code"}

Bulk importing my 400+ feeds from Feedreader isn’t an easy option at the moment. There’s also a few UI issues I bumped up against.

But the fact I got it all connected and using it in a matter of minutes speaks volumes to the great work everyone has put it.

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Ditching “social media” for May

I’ve decided to remove Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat from my tablet & phone for a month. I’m also going to refrain from logging in on my laptop too. I’m also not going to being posting to those platforms either.

Now this isn’t a reaction to the #DeleteFacebook trend at the moment (I’ve not ventured on there for years now), but more a personal pause of social media in general. I’ve still been keeping up with RSS feeds but not a regular as I’d like, and with SmugMug’s acquisition of Flickr possibly breathing new life into an old favourite it may be time to revisit some of the old haunts.

Let’s see how long this lasts 🙂