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New side project: Indie Map

I’m launching a new side project today! Indie Map is a public IndieWeb social graph and dataset. It’s a complete crawl of 2300 of the most active IndieWeb sites, sliced and diced and rolled up in a few useful ways:

The IndieWeb‘s raison d’être is to do social networking on individual personal web sites instead of centralized silos. Some parts have been fairly straightforward to decentralize – publishing, reading, interacting – but others are more difficult. Social graph and data mining fall squarely in the latter camp, which is why the community hasn’t tackled them much so far. I hope this inspires us to do more!

Indie Map was announced at IndieWeb Summit 2017. Check out the slide deck and video of the talk!

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61 thoughts on “New side project: Indie Map

  1. 380gb :) of … “The IndieWeb‘s raison d’être is to do social networking on individual personal web sites instead of centralized silos”

  2. … O.o Realise I’m the only one, and so hopefully I don’t understand. But… the whole point of “not Facebook” and “not Google” is not to be “datamined”. This makes me afraid there will have to be a whole new reset of the social web after this one. Happy to be talked sense into, though.

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