Launched: Hyperlink Node Directory
This started out as a thinking out loud type post a few weeks ago. At that time I couldn’t really think of a straight forward use for it but my instincts told me it could be useful or somebody would figure out a use for it eventually. Anyway I spent the week before Christmas 2018 getting things set up.
Okay, a hyperlink node and “clump of links” are synonymous. If I call your link page a hyperlink node it suddenly sounds legit. 🙂
The Hyperlinks node directory is an index of individual collections of web links, by type. Therefore it indexes: blogrolls and following pages, directories, search engines, linkblogs, link pages, niche directories, webrings and other significant collections. Comments are enabled for each listing, if you have a thought on a listing, please share it. These collections often map out odd little corners of the web.
Thinking on it some more, I think it has value for: 1. discovery, finding new sites and blogs to follow by seeing what other people have taken the time to link to, 2. eventually I think it might be useful for indexing communities, 3. establishing, at least one, central index of decentralized search and the hyperlinking guerrilla war against the search monopoly silos, 4. an aid to reestablishing “surfing the web”. There may be more that I have not thought of.
The big utility for me is having a place to list these when I stumble across them, so they can be shared, rather than just bookmarking them (or worse forgetting to bookmark them).
Challenge #1: Build Your Own
My first challenge to you is build your own node: Easiest would be an old fashion link page or a blogroll/following page; or maybe a linkblog or a linkblog-directory hybrid; or even a directory. Whatever you feel like, build it and show people websites you like. Examples and ideas are in the directory. You can do this.
Challenge #2: List It Here
You might already have a linkblog, link page or big blogroll, if so you can either add the URL to the directory or you can send me the URL via the contact form (hopefully it works) at the bottom of this post and I will review it for inclusion. It dose not even have to be your own, if you run across something drop me the URL and I’ll look at it.
Or if you build something for Challenge 1, come back and list it.
The idea is to have a lot more of these all across the indieweb so web surfers can find human reviewed recommendations. Like Word of Mouth recommendations from people you trust.
I hope this is in some way useful. Thanks!
Be sure to include the URL to your node in the form below:
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@bradenslen nice idea and site. Rendered strangely on iPhone safari for me.
@johnjohnston Thanks. And thanks for taking a look. It’s supposed to switch to a mobile theme when it detects a phone and it worked on FF in Android. I’ll try to recreate that on my iPad. If not the default desktop theme is compliant and does okay on mobile as far as I can tell
@bradenslen fixed now 👍
@bradenslen Cool idea – hoping others are inspired to submit new nodes, or at least, get into linking to what they like. Looked good on iphone xs max except that the site title isn’t responsive – perhaps using something other than ‘px’ for defining the font size would correct it. Thanks for the new discovery vehicle!
@jenett Thanks Joe! I’m hoping for the same things.
@johnjohnston The mobile theme was not rendering right for me in Safari on iPad either so I deleted it. The default theme renders well on small screens.
@bradenslen Hyperlink Node Directory is looking good on my phone now. Excellent place for mobile distraction and rabbit burrowing.
@bradenslen I am starting a collection of RSS resources (http://andysylvester.com/rss-resources/), how would this fit in this hyperlink nodes directory?
@AndySylvester It looks like you have the beginnings of a Link Page. That could be a very useful list.