“With Webmention,” writes Aaron Parecki, “we’re explicitly focusing on enabling the kind of rich interactions people do on social media instead.” According to the webmention draft, such an interaction “can be an RSVP to an event, an indication that someone ‘likes’ another post, a ‘bookmark’ of another post, and many others”. Had I my druthers, the indieweb would pull away from likes and move toward highlights, an argument I’ve made many times before, positing that interaction trumps indication, providing context. I think indieweb tools (and the “personal-website-verse”)—as an alternative to social media, and a move toward that “better internet”—should be about building, pushing, and reinforcing the contextual web.

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