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BREAKING: Big Three Industries Hatching Innovative Web3 Experience For Practicing Businessman

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Looks like the workshop I wanted to start is moving forward! I talked to the camera shop where I get all my film developed about doing it there, and they liked the idea. Will be talking through the details on Monday, and doing the first one in mid-October if all works out.

Thoughts? Discuss...

Inspired by the news of Starbucks getting into Web3 yesterday (h/t @molly0xfff), I made a bot that generates news about other companies getting on the bandwagon, using an old list of Fortune 500 companies and buzzwords from Wikipedia.

🤖 @web3pavestheway

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@sl007 @evonity Yeah, Mastodon doesn't provide a good UX -- it says the request is "Pending" when things just outright fail.

Most common cause of this issue is Mastodon not being able to access the /.well-known/ directory on your WriteFreely server. Make sure this URL is accessible, replacing my '' and '' info with yours:

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i just realized i made my intro post followers only, oops. lets try this again

hi, im mars :)) im a queer person from california who is still trying to find out what i want to create. poetry has started to really interest me because its usually short and allows me to speak plainly while also being cryptic. i want to share what ive been working on and meet other likeminded people. nice to meet everyone

✅ It has decentralization: you can self-host
✅ It has interoperability: you get a JPEG on your hard drive
✅ It has payments: your grandma can use them
✅ It has status-signaling: leave your name as a patron

It is web3 and I am now web3

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As a fun project last night, I made a little storefront for selling JPEGs — or what I'd call NFPs (Neat, Fun Photos) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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We found a very critical issue with our spam detection system that led to many people being marked as abusive users if they had a gmail address on their account. It seems to have started around June 24.

Truly sorry to everyone who's been affected by this.

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I do think for some creative / personal sites, people will want to see it presented exactly how they designed it. But I'm sure there are many cases where this kind of dynamic setup would be perfect. Linktree-like sites? One-page business cards? Art / photography portfolios?

@strypey Yep! The vision is basically identical, and some of those standards could be really useful!

I think where we differ is in usability. IndieWeb seems more oriented toward / only accessible to people who understand web development.

I'd like to make this stuff as easy to use as social media is. So the tech isn't the selling point, but the long-term stability and creative latitude are.

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For those of you wondering who I am, I've been tooting over on the Mastodon.NZ instance posting mostly flower photos (@AlexW).

I wanted a new space here on the writing exchange to post more about writing and to share stuff from my new micro blog too.

I feel like you only really need other protocols when you want to notify people and/or have a private feed.

Of course blogrolls publicly show everyone you "follow" or "friend" on your site. But additional protocols and formats, like RSS for plain subscribing and for notifying others, could enable a private home feed and everything around that.

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The cool thing is this could take a million different forms, on both the creation and connecting sides.

The website builder could be generic and user-friendly, like Figma, or more niche and purpose-made, like a blogging platform.

Connecting sites is as easy as linking to them. So a site-building platform could make it easy for people to manage these links to friends' sites (e.g. a "blogroll"), and then publicly display those links or not.

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If the web itself is the social network, the website is the atomic element of that network. We just need it to be easy to create a website, and then connect it with others.

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