This weekend there will be an IndieWeb discussion session about Webmention. Micro.blog has support for both sending and receiving Webmentions, with some twists, so I thought I’d make a quick video to demo how it works with external blogs. This is a big part of making sure Micro.blog is a good participant in the larger web.
I glossed over a few details in the video. One thing I should have mentioned is that WordPress doesn’t have this functionality by default. It requires installing the IndieWeb suite of plugins for Micropub and Webmention.
Still no idea who will take the last 2 spots in the NBA playoffs. I’ve heard criticism of the play-in tournament that it’s like the single-elimination NCAA, but that’s not quite right. Lakers (for example) would have to lose 2 games in a row to miss it. Seems fair. Go Spurs. 🏀
I’ve been experimenting with another new feature for books in Micro.blog. Bookshelves are like a little slice of Goodreads, but without some of the social features and complexity. Bookshelves in Micro.blog are focused on keeping track of books you are reading to make it easier to blog about them.
Here’s a screencast video of how it currently works:
Next steps might include showing a “Currently reading” page on your blog, and pulling any existing “Finished reading” blog posts into a bookshelf to get started. I think there’s a lot of potential, but I also don’t want to clutter Micro.blog for people who don’t need this. Looking forward to your feedback before we ship it.
We updated our iOS companion app Wavelength today. The new version adds Dark Mode support, now uses the system font, and takes care of some other housekeeping after going so long without an update.
We are also open-sourcing the app! It is available here on GitHub. Just like our other app Sunlit, this was developed with Jon Hays and as we wanted to open source more pieces of Micro.blog, Wavelength felt like a perfect next step.
To celebrate the launch of version 1.1, we’re enabling podcast hosting for all paid Micro.blog accounts for the next 2 weeks. You can publish…