I'm really glad that a lot of people have been joining #Mastodon because distributed social networks which emphasize close connection are undoubtedly much healthier for us than centralized algorithm driven social networks. Infrastructure dictates much of our lives -- and social network infrastructure is core to the culture. I think things like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc... have done a lot of damage to culture on a structural level
A webmention is a way for anyone to interact with my content on any platform they like. Most of mine are on Twitter, but if you prefer to "like", "repost", or "mention" my post on any platform like Tumblr, or Reddit, that works too! Here's what you have to do: you can post a link to this post on your social media of choice, or even your own site, and I'll receive a notification. In a few hours, your post should show up below as a mention. Alternatively, if I post a link to this post on Twitter (as an example) and you like, repost, or reply to that tweet, those interactions will show up here as well! Here's the official Webmention description:
Webmention is a web standard for mentions and conversations across the web, a powerful building block that is used for a growing federated network of comments, likes, reposts, and other rich interactions across the decentralized social web.
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@jjude the digital garden is more of a workbench while my blog has more fleshed out "complete" articles. Although lately I've been thinking about the differences as well. We'll see going forward! source
@juanlam how do you differentiate between your blog and the digital garden? source