I follow over 200 personal blogs in my RSS reader. Some people’s blogs I’ll read every post, some I’ll skim, some I keep to glance over post titles to see what is going in that person’s world.
I wish there was an easy way to keep a webpage in sync with the OPML file in my reader. The thought of manually keeping my blogroll in sync with my feed would be too time consuming. Though maybe it would be a fun project to post about 3-5 blogs I follow every week. Then again, I already share blogs and posts that interest me on my blog and it might be too redundant.
@pfefferle I had a hunch that it was being caused by the plugin trying to send webmentions from a url with the www prefix. Once I changed my site url in my settings to not include it, they started sending again.
Looks like the WordPress Webmention Plugin hasn’t been working for me for some time now. I’ve been trying for a while to troubleshoot it but I’m coming up running out of ideas. Seems like I can send them fine manually, they won’t send when posts are published.
I don’t know if this has anything to do with it, but when I send them manually using Telegraph by Aaron Parecki they only send when I don’t include www before my domain name?
In any case, going to try and catch up on a whole bunch of Webmention sending in the next little while.
The best version of the internet is built on links between personal websites rather than for search engines or aggregators. Surf don’t search the web.
Linking to something is a deliberate choice. Following a link from someone’s personal website is usually a guarantee that there is something worthwhile on the other end. The internet should act as an extension of our real world connections, not supplant them. Following links from people you know creates a network where internet only connections are second to real life connections. Using search engines or aggregators usually means you end up looking at content from people you don’t know in real life.
And with the rise of generative AI technology, the internet has become more tainted with falsehoods and filler than ever before.
Can you melt eggs? Quora’s AI says “yes,” and Google is sharing the result. Incorrect AI-generated answers are forming a feedback loop of misinformation online.
The Tragedy of Google Search
The closing of the canon