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Johan Bové

First week without Twitter went well - getting by just fine keeping up-to-date on the topics I am most interested in by means of IRC, RSS, ActivityPub, Webmentions, the Fediverse and the Indieweb.

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Webmention Analytics | Max Böck

If you also use webmention.io to show webmentions on your site, you can fork the code on Github and make your own instance of webmention-analytics. Just follow the instructions in the README to get started.

https://github.com/maxboeck/webmention-analytics

Johan Bové

@ochtendgrijs Ik heb een eigen website en vertrouw op voor interactie en ik zou niet meer zonder kunnen. Was is je eigen website?

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Wondering about how webmentions would work on IPFS hosted sites? If there is no domain name to link the webmention to, then it simply won't work. An IPFS webmention would have to look at the content's CID hash instead to function. In theory this would actually be a much more precise way of identifying to what content a webmention belongs to; but in practice it would be hard as the CID change with every byte the content changes with. So a different approach would have to rely on the path set by the IPNS. The challenge there is that we can also use _dyndns txt entries. To be investigated.

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Was able to send my first Beakermention using Sentamalins application. Yes, this is an implementation of webmentions in Beaker between Hyperdrives. Still early days. But seems very promising.

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

James Tomasino wrote about his experience with implementing Webmentions on his Gopher blog.
To bridge my webmention from HTTP to Gopher, I'm web-mentioning his post through the Floodgap Gopher proxy. If you're using Lynx or another Gopher-capable browser, open his post here: gopher://gopher.black:70/phlog/20191223-webmentions-and-microsub

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@derSchepp @stefanjudis You'll probably get an avalanche of webmentions on your 1st post :-D

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Replied to a post on rak.ac :

Hi Ryan, First of all, congratulations with your blog and gopher site / hole.

I discovered your writings just today on "republic". It's pretty cool how you managed to create and syndicate your notes and posts from Gopher to the WWW, and I was therefor wondering if you had heard of the Indieweb before? I think that on the wiki at https://indieweb.org you'll find lot of like-minded people and some introductions to indieweb tools likes webmentions and how to syndicate your content to other platforms if you wanted to.

In regard to "email tracking"; for commercial publishers this is their bread-and-butter, without knowing the statistics on how many readers and visitors their sites have, they can't convince new business to invest with them. So I'm afraid email tracking will be here for a long time still. Some publishers do offer a txt-only variant of their newsletters, and when they do, I opt in for that. And I avoid any tracking query parameters for any linked content.

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Webmention DELETE testing with webmention.rocks

2 min read

Testing if deleting a webmention works in Known.

The result of the quick test was successful:

Successful Tests
The mentions below have successfully passed the test! If you visit any of the links below, you should see an indication that the post was deleted.
    No Name
    Comment text not found
    https://social.johanbove.info/2019/11/05/testing-webmentions-in-known-and-deleting-a
    The post did not provide a URL, using source instead

The Status as sent by the Known CMS:

Request URL: https://social.johanbove.info/2019/11/05/testing-webmentions-in-known-and-deleting-a
Request method:GET
Remote address: ...
Status code: 410 Gone
Version:HTTP/2.0
Referrer Policy:no-referrer-when-downgrade

The Test

How to test is explained on this webmention.rocks test: https://webmention.rocks/delete/1

This test verifies that you properly send Webmentions when you delete a post. You will pass this test when you send a Webmention to a URL that you had previously mentioned in a post.

  1. Write a post that links to this page, and send Webmentions for your post.
  2. Verify you see your post as "pending" on this page.
  3. Delete your post, and ensure that the post's URL is now returning HTTP 410 (or a meta http-equiv 410 status).
  4. Send a Webmention to this page again.

You should see your post listed here in the green "Successful Tests" section when complete.

Resources

Johan Bové

I'm enjoying my "Indieweb" enabled site as it allows to post my Tweets first on a platform I own and then republish to Twitter etc. Webmentions are also pretty cool as they allow to interact with other posts from my own site and the reactions show up on their site and mine. I can even use my own site to authenticate to multiple services. The movement gives me hope that there will be more to the Internet than corporate silos alone.

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The process flow of replying on your own site through webmentions is still a little confusing to me, even after six months of playing around with a Known CMS site. Uncertain still as to where I should do a reply on a reply.

Johan Bové

Wondering if my outgoing are coming through. Seems like Likes of post by Jacky Alciné on his site https://v2.jacky.wtf/ and my "like" post responses on Greg's site (https://quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com/) are not coming through. Wondering if it could be the Akismet antispam tool? @jgmac1106 Are you using that on your Known site?

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Would be cool if webmentions could tell if it's under moderation and queued up for review.