Not an issue for me at all! I deliberately have a slower POSSE process for “likes” and such, where I take the time to post on my site, with some commentary about the original post.
This shields me from the “like everything” that happens on silos and I only collect deliberate, reasonable things I like on my own site.
Edit: Also experience with bridgy suggests that silo APIs are quite unreliable; Twitter sometimes does not return favs for instance. I would hate to lose posts because the silo API barfed.Kartik Prabhu
To add to what Kyle said, writing code is not the only way to contribute. Design mockups, pointing out troublesome areas, maybe some feature you’d like to have but is not covered/explained appropriately, are all good things to do.
But, most importantly, owning your web identity is a great start, maybe also help friends/others to do the same…
Indieweb is not just for coders.Kartik Prabhu
“About 0.1% of us who know how to write a computer program and run a server. The other 99.9% of the world population can not choose to join the Indie Web, because they don’t possess the skills. Think about that.”Kartik Prabhu
“What we realised working on indieweb is thet we already have a lingua franca for webpages and blogs, and that is HTML.”
“New Year’s is a story we tell ourselves, of course. It’s absolute bullshit. We all know it. But it’s a good story, so we keep on telling it. Every year, on and on. And who’s to say that, one golden year, it might not come true?” — @WarrenEllis in The Bells The BellsKartik Prabhu