Indie Web

What is the Indie Web? It is a particular corner of the current web that tries to be more like Web 1.0, or the web of the 90s and early 2000s. It's a place full of weird and interesting sites made by actual people talking about topics that interest them. It is supposed to be the antithesis of the steril, corporate web full of walled gardens that we spend most of our life attached to.

Shockingly, I'm not the only one who feels this way. There are quite a few others, and some of them have written up their own reasonings for partaking in the Indie Web. Below is a listing of "Manifestos" that have been written, and I thought it would be good to share.

List of Manifestos or other interesting links

This started as just a list of manifestos found around the internet, but as I surfed around I realized that some of these are blog posts or similar and not all are manifestos so to speak. Hence the now confusing name of the section header and why this list is now just a bunch of stuff all intermingled. But eh, it's mine and it's what I want so... whatever.

My Manifesto

Some may be wondering why a weird little website like this exists, and why it is made the way that it is. As a hacker, used in the Unix dialect, I have the ability to make this website out of any number of modern site generators hosted on any number of cloud providers. Instead, this website is made with plain html and I love it. There is nothing resembling web2.0 on this website. There is no Javascript, there are no trackers, no external sources being loaded, etc. This page is entirely mine, and can be read on pretty much any computer that can possibly connect to the internet.

I dislike the web of today. I don't like that there average web user's experience is full of ads, trackers, auto-playing videos, pop-ups, etc. That's not how the web is supposed to be, and that's not fun. I think the web is supposed to be informative, but also fun. This is my little attempt at adding some of that back into the world.

This little site is my home on the internet. It is my digital home for my digital soul, content to keep whatever content I want on it. Zen, in the best sense of the word.

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