What is ?
Is it an ideology regarding self and decentralized hosting? Is it a framework? I have not clue, but the feeds I follow mention it a lot. I've tried researching it, but haven't gotten that far. It's all filled with wannabe PR/buzzword lingo.

I honestly want to know what it is. Can anyone help me out?

@sid maybe ? it's a web project by privacy activiists

@sid the Indieweb is a set of Principles, more than ideology. the main wiki reside at if you look at my blog it use WithKnown (a lightweight content management system with built-in indieweb) and if you look at my root website, it's a Wordpress install with the Indieweb pack plugin and a custom template (that I still have to adapt, work on it) in both case these are just two implementation of indieweb for two different content management system.
There are others out there

Drupal, Jekyl & countless other modern static site generators have now modules or instructions to indiewebify them. Once you are on the indieweb, you can also connect so that interactions about your posts on social media (corporate or fediverse) can be backfeed to your original post.
That's just one of the perks of using indieweb enabled blogs to be at the source of your participation on social media.

@sid As far as I can judge this is their main webpage.

You may call it an idea, but they are mainly interested in doing. Helping people creating Indieweb homepages and in that way improve their methods.

@sid #IndieWeb is the idea that you should have a website on your own domain, and a set of lightweight technologies (webmention etc.) to help independent websites communicate.


It is what you describe: "self hosted and decentralized hosting"

For instance, one of their practice is to publish on your own (micro) blog app that you possibly built yourself, then re-publish the same content in so-called sillos (twitter, medium, facebook etc...).

The first thing to do to be "indie" is to buy/rent your own domain, then create a static blog, then interop with other blogs to be able to ping / reshare or comment.

The group behind indieweb was part of the people that created activitypub, the protocol used by mastodon.

indieweb try to avoid sillos.


@zig @sid @humanetech
Static or Dynamic is beyond the point, the idea is cook what works for you, what you will use and then use it :)
I'm running both Known (built-in indieweb less Microsub) and I keep playing with WordPress + Indieweb + Autonomie theme to learn & apply indieweb in different context.
Some people like to sens webmentions from their terminal and others want a ready to be used content management system where they can focus on writing etc... It's really up to you :)

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What sets appart?

As a general instance, we are not centered on a specific theme, or a specific language. Everyone is welcome as long as they follow the few rules we have.

We always run the latest stable version of Mastodon, providing you a stock experience, with the following modifications:

  • 2048 character limit (not 500).
  • 512 character limits for the account's bio (not 160).
  • full column width (not fixed size).
  • more search results (20 instead of 5 per type of search).
  • Audio upload (not limited to videos only).
  • full text search of statuses (not restricted to searching tags and users).
  • trending tags are displayed on the main UI ( and a more complete view is available here)
  • boosts and replies are shown in the timelines (more complete view for everyone).
  • Your account is also a XMPP account (Federated Instant Messaging, take a look online to find a client and use your username and password to configure it, you can also use our online web client). Woohoo! two services in one!
  • We also have a very good view of the federation (our federated timeline gives you a more broad view of the Mastodon network than a 'normal' instance, there's a lot to read in a lot of languages).
  • We also host a Peertube instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • In the same vein, we host a Funkwhale instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • If you want to be on a more quiet, moderated instance, or use another AP implementation, we host a Pleroma instance for the convenience. This is the same fediverse as with Mastodon, but with a different default UI and way more optimized backend. Try and see which one you prefer !
  • Now if you want a different UI, the stock mastodon one does not please you, you can check Pinafore.
  • We do also host for the convenience a video Conference server ( Jitsi Meet )
  • We have a mastodon relay for other instances to bootstrap their timelines:

Although we are a medium+ sized instance, we'd like to keep the feeling that you are at home and safe here.