Jeremy Zilar is the Content Strategist and Blog Specialist at The New York Times where he has overseen the launch of over 200+ blogs and real-time news publishing.
This weekend, I am helping to host the #IndieWebCamp 2014 which will simultaneously be hosted in Portland and New York City.
#IndieWebCamp 2014 PDX/NYC
Own your data.
We should all own the content we’re creating, rather than just posting to third-party content silos. Publish on your own domain, and syndicate out to silos.
Join us for two days of brainstorming & creating atIndieWebCamp 2014 and be a part of advancing & growing the indie web.
The question is —
What could you build, on your own personal domain that would make using your personal domain more valuable and useful to you as a tool, as a communication device, as a point of contact?
Maybe it is a simple text field that allows you to post to your site so you own the content, and then syndicate that post to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or what ever social setting you desire.
Maybe it is a way to pull together commentary and reaction form Twitter, Facebook, Google others into one place about a piece you’ve written on your blog.
Maybe, you decide to craft your personal domain as a listening post for all of your activity around the web, on smart devices and photos.
The point is to make something for yourself, no matter how small, that you will use and love using over and over again.
IndieWebCamp is a gathering of web creators building & sharing open web technologies to advance the state of the indie web. We get together for a weekend to discuss how we can empower people to own their identities and data, then spend a day hacking & creating.
Projects that have come out of IndieWebCamp — http://indiewebcamp.com/Projects
IndieAuth, microformats2, and web mention and modern peer-to-peer publishing platforms like idno & p3k.
Principals of IndieWebCamp — http://indiewebcamp.com/Principles
Hope to see you there!