In addition to some great discussion about subscribing to RSS feeds of personal sites, I have really enjoyed the homework-slash-games like “post something on your website” and “collect what you might have tweeted into a blog”.
I think there’s a lot that the IndieWeb can learn from discussions like these as folks from different backgrounds are (re-)discovering what the web can be.
XRay, the library that I use to parse URLs to show comments, now supports parsing direct Microformats JSON, ActivityStreams 2.0, as well as finding a
rel=alternate link and parsing data from that instead!
This means I now get great results when parsing Mastodon or other ActivityPub links, and this is also the first step in what I hope will result in fixing the Microformats situation for WordPress, since a WordPress plugin will be able to generate Microformats JSON and advertise that in a
Next up is updating Aperture to take advantage of these new features!
"The other great thing about Microsub, the technology behind Aperture and Monocle, is the separation of “feed collection” from “feed display”. I don’t have to use only Monocle to read my feeds. On my phone, I use an app called Indigenous. I could also use Monocle from a mobile browser. Or I could use Together. Or I could write my own reader interface, if I so chose."