Site Update: WebMention Support
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Recently in my Various Updates post I announced that my website had gotten WebMention support. Today I implemented WebMention integration into blog articles, allowing you to see where my articles are mentioned across the internet. This will not work with every single mention of my site, but if your publishing platform supports sending WebMentions, then you will see them show up on the next deploy of my site.
Thanks to the work of the folks at Bridgy, I have been able to also keep track of mentions of my content across Twitter, Reddit and Mastodon. My WebMention service will also attempt to resolve Bridgy mention links to their original sources as much as it can. Hopefully this should allow you to post my articles as normal across those networks and have those mentions be recorded without having to do anything else.
As I mentioned before, this is implemented on top of
mi. mi receives mentions sent to
https://mi.within.website/api/webmention/accept and will return a reference
URL in the
Location header. This will return JSON-formatted data about the
mention. Here is an example:
$ curl https://mi.within.website/api/webmention/01ERGGEG7DCKRH3R7DH4BXZ6R9 | jq
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