A few things for you:
- Blocking Domains in webmention.io. Aaron Parecki has significantly improved the moderating tools for webmention.io and thus increased the overall utility of the service. Webmentions are a good way to help independent people on the web converse, and now it is possible for those who would need to mitigate against abuse to do so.
- Introducing MacStories Selects. The team at MacStories have launched a new feature to their already impressive line-up; these awards are a great way for anybody to easily get a good, quick look at apps that are at least worth trying out.
- feeds.txt. Andre Torrez has taken an interesting idea he saw from Adam Mathes and made it real; he is now hosting a human readable text file of his various feed-based subscriptions.
- Discuss on Micro.blog. Amit Gawande has implemented a nifty addition to his blog posts; a link to the comment feed on Micro.blog, an idea that is particularly intriguing as it sits along his webmention form. Together these are a nice set of tools furthering the effort to strengthen independent voices on the web.
- A Kind of Emoji. Aaron Davis is testing emoji as a form of taxonomy. There is plenty to consider with this approach, as this post clearly proves.
- Grace Slick, standing in front of a wall with Egyption hieroglyphs on it, giving the middle finger to the camera. Hell. Fucking. Yes.
- Still Blogging in 2017. Tim Bray was resolute about the strength in blogging two years ago; he is very much still posting to this day.
- One Person Can Change a Lot. Refreshing optimism from Ron Chester; an excellent way to have both ended 2018 and begun 2019.
- Discover 2019. Speaking of ending the year well, the Micro.blog Discover timeline is full of end of the year, and new year posts worth reading.
- Charles Montgomery on the value of shared community spaces.
Enjoy your weekend!