Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Tagged #posse
In reply to Ryan Barrett Ryan Barrett’s post on
POSSEing silo interactions is getting harder by the day, and Bridgy Publish is suffering as a result. We could fix this by adding an OwnYourGram-style PESOS option. Should we? If you’re going to own your posts on social networks, indieweb people p…

I’ve been forcing myself to like/repost tweets and Instagram photos exclusively through POSSE since 1st Jan. Although I get a self-righteous feeling of “correctness” it does take a few extra steps of copy-and-pasting URLs and I probably act on fewer things as a result.

Using PESOS for likes (and optionally reposts?) seems like an acceptable trade-off (I would still POSSE my replies). I already have a Micropub endpoint so in theory it should Just Work on my site, although I appreciate your audience is smaller for this. I’d certainly be happy to help test it.

Meet the Hackers Who Want to Jailbreak the Internet

Wired article on the IndieWeb movement, POSSE and other related things.


POSSE is an acronym/abbreviation for Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere. It’s a Syndication Model where the flow involves posting your content on your own domain first, then syndicating out copies to 3rd party services with perma(short)links back to the original version.