But doesn’t receive them? Still—neat!
Sending Webmentions to other sites seems like an insane thing to turn down. Your blog software sends a simple message and now that blog can know to link back to you. (And go ahead and send pingbacks, too—way too easy.) But a site like this one, Lobste.rs, where there is a lot of discussion about a given link—seems even better, more advantageous, generally, usually, to bring the author in.
Now imagine if this continued:
- Send a Webmention (u-syndication style) to https://lobste.rs to submit a link.
- Send a Webmention (u-like-of style) to a lobste.rs page to upvote.
- Send a Webmention (u-in-reply-to style) to a lobste.rs page to comment.
And you could verify these Webmentions (and attach them to a user) by verifying that the Webmention source is listed in the user’s ‘about’ section.
Just a quick mention that this is how Indieweb.xyz works and I am very anxious to see if it’s possible to really have a community work this way! (I’m not sure I know of any other community that is entirely built ENTIRELY from blog and wiki crosstalk—maybe the deceased ‘bloglines’ was one?—‘is’/‘was’ there one?)