Open Standards for More than Just Blogs

As the Indie Web movement gains speed I’ve started to wonder about the future of the Indie Web. Most of technologies that power the current incarnation of the indie are either older than I am or accomplish similar things to the old technologies. However I think it is a bit pretentious to think that Weblog syndication formats are the be-all-end-all for Indie Web standards. (I’m not sure how many people think that they are.)

I think that we need open standards for every aspect of our digital life, Snapchat-like functionality, instant messaging (I know IRC exists), Facebook-like photo album management, Video publishing (This could be done with JSON feed, but it wouldn’t be optimal). All of these things should have the ability to be hosted by other providers, but have a central repository similar to Micro.blog.

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