One thing I wonder, though, is why the IndieWeb community and fediverse seem so disconnected? I see lots of talks and blog posts from prominent people in the web dev community about the IndieWeb, but very little about the fediverse/Mastodon/etc.

To me, the two approaches are complementary. I like owning my own content for long-form stuff (on my blog), but for shorter thoughts that I want to jot down, I find Mastodon to be much simpler and lower friction.

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I wonder if the main difference is two separate audiences. For IndieWeb, it seems to me that if you want to get started, you need to have a lot of technical savvy at the minimum, and ideally a CS background as well. (Certainly if you want to do POSSE/PESOS and back up your tweets to your own site.) So we see this stuff on programmer blogs and conferences.

Whereas the virtue of the fediverse to me is that it's much more accessible to non-experts. Enter a username/password, sign up. That's it.

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@nolan I think the ultimate goal of most IndieWeb folks is the same turn-key usability, but the pathway to adoption is for technical people to get started on their own sites (which currently requires lots of technical skill), and then build simpler tools so that anyone can do that.

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