I would love theories on this as well. But through the lens of church.

https://twitter.com/DrewCoffman/status/1246512658876002304

@joebuhlig maybe this is where rotating people thought small group meetings would be useful.

@joebuhlig This is kind of fun. I'm using this post to sort of reach out to you, both about micro.blog and the content of this tweet?/micro.blog/post? (trying to grasp the multiple platforms.)

I came cross your micro site page with the very nicely formated posts on a search for something like "why isn't there a slack/discord like chat with twitter login" and your page caught my eye. Created a micro.log account today, and am playing with it. It seems like your page embed is probably more complex than my free account without embed-ability.

RE the church part of this tweet... I've been studying church history since the late 1980s. Started mostly with "historical Jesus" stuff, and ranged over many topics. Today I'm also interested in the state of and form of Christianity in the USA. It seems to me that since the time of Lurther, Christianity has been breaking into smaller and smaller groups. I could see this continuing, and a number of Christians participating in nothing other than online communities. I came across one such example of this on Discord. A server of young christians (HS, college, and some post college) none of which go to any kind of traditional church building.

The word "church", goes back to ecclesia, which also predates it's Christian usage, and was the community of military age males who could meet and put their ideas forward. Some early Christian churches appear to have begun as both burial societies as well as dining clubs.

I think the communal aspect of churches / communities will continue. I think the role of supernaturalism will perhaps become less and less important in many of these.

would be happy to talk with you and get to know you further if this is a topic of interest to you. If I missread your interest RE the post I'm commenting on, I understand.

In any event, would be great if you could reply or mention me via micro.blog so I can try to begin to understand how this systems mention alerts work. :)

Enjoy life!

Thanks for your post. Checking how your sites handles replies via Twitter. You can see a page I use for folks just getting into Christian history here richgriese.net/christianity In the next few days I'll create a response to your 1.50pm 5/7 post. Enjoy life!
So the micro blog on your site is dealing with mentions more like emails, where you use webmention.io to deliver you the tweet/reply, and retain a copy? For example, I've got my tweets to delete after a week, but on your site they will remain even after deleted?
BTW... if you get a chance some time, perhaps we can talk on Discord (if you use that too). You'll find an invite to a server I use primarily to enable meeting to exchange friend requests easier. Enjoy life!
I've only read of webmentions, the idea being that your site would automatically reflected edits/changes on the source site, you in effect would display a dynamic reference to the source. So, your using webmentions, but then making a actual copy to your embed display?
I’m not truly “embedding.” I’m using the services to capture the data, store it, and then display it. All done via APIs or JSON/XML feeds.
My site uses webmentions.io. But I download the webmentions when new ones arrive so that the context of my replies always remains.
Cool. I deleted the big "reply" I posted the other day, & it "seemed" to delete, but still shows on your embedded microblog. Was thinking my delete would remove it from your embed, and then my tweet would hit your embed. Yeah... testing. Thought maybe it was done w/ webmentions.
Sounds good, Rich. It all works the same on my end. Original posts go everywhere. Replies go to the one source.
If it helps to think of it that way, sure. But I tend to think of all communication methods in turns of an inbox to be processed.
I tend to edit (mostly) before I ever publish. I can only think of one or two cases where I deleted. In those cases I do it manually. Not worth the extra work.