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The IndieWeb is a noble mission to give patrons of the Internet more autonomy over the data they produce and the sites that can make use of it. I can go on and on but they’ve written up a lot about why.
WebMentions are a W3C approved specification on how Web sites should handle the act of mentioning (by URI or link) the presence of another site. From the spec’s abstract:
Webmention is a simple way to notify any URL when you mention it on your site. From the receiver’s perspective, it’s a way to request notifications when other sites mention it.
It’s a powerful way to counteract things like spam, allows people to own their responses and much more. This site supports it.