Reposting a post by Tantek Çelik

Reposted:

Indie Microblogging Kickstarter Micro.blog Hits Goal & Stretch Goal For Safe Replies! #indieweb
Tantek Çelik

Tantek Çelik comments on the successful crowdfunding of micro.blog:

This is a huge step forward for the creation of an alternative to Twitter, in numerous ways, some obvious, many more subtle.

Reading through the project's goals and philosophy, this truly looks like a promising contender to provide what earlier attempts to replace Twitter have been lacking. Tantek highlights:

Micro.blog is being built from the start to interoperate with heterogenous systems (i.e. not just with other micro.blog instances, a big distinction from many previous open source decentralized web efforts which focused primarily or exclusively on interoperating only with themselves).