I've been toying with the idea of being a part of the Indieweb movement. This movement wants to retain the ownership of the content they produce everywhere, centralicing their identity in their domain. I somewhat agree with this. It's a fairly complicated thing to do, and I don't know how I would manage it with Netlify and GitHub. In addition I have some doubts about how would I manage my random replies to tweets, and I've read a blog post explaining privacy concerns about other people's interactions.
Anyway, I was reading this when I came across a list of generations in the Wiki which tries to categorise people based on their knowledge level. And it got me thinking. You see, I am an overlap between generations 1, 2, 3 and 4 (yup, all of them). Let me explain, last first:)
- Generation 4: Depends on what they mean by "Easily turned off by industry jargon like DNS, Hosting, Servers, silos, Domain Registrars." I currently have no idea about how DNS records work, and I confuse self-hosting and hosting (the verbs, I think hosting (noun) is the space you get in a server).
- Generation 3: The hosted part is wrong, I'm using Nikola to build this site, I have it in GitHub and I'm using Netlify to deploy it. The rest is correct.
- Generation 2: The first sentence is false, the second one is true.
- Generation 1: I use IRC, and I somewhat understand Git as I use it from the command line. I can read lengthy documentation though I must admit I sometimes try finding the part which interests me instead of reading everything (but I think that's common).
So, what do you think?