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Thanks a lot for the explanation!

I’m already sending webmentions via Bridgy Publish. I altered your module to optionally include the publish URLs for (in my case) Twitter and Mastodon. I’ve done this in this file around that line. I’ve added a checkbox in my notes called “Post to Bridgy?”, and when that is checked I append the Bridgy publish URLs to $page->{$field} as additional URLs to process for webmentions.

The core of what I need is what you wrote here:

I wrote some more code that processes that response to get the tweet’s URL and updates the syndication link on the note.

That’s basically exactly what I’m looking for. I see if I can achieve that by myself, playing a bit around with it.

But thanks again for you reply, that clarifies a lot for me. And it’s also a bit sobering to see that apparently it’s really not that easy to automate the process. Looking around at all the #indieweb blogs and seeing all the syndicated links on notes frankly I felt quite stupid not understanding how all this folks are doing this automatically. Also one really can’t find a whole lot information around the web, which adds to the problem.

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  1. gRegor Morrill

    That’s an interesting approach to add the Bridgy Publish webmention. I’m glad it’s working well for you. My approach is still part of the template files. I just reviewed it and it’s fairly simple, so I’m comfortable sharing it. Here is a gist. Let me know if you have any … continue reading

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  1. Francesco Schwarz

    On June 12 I asked @gRegorLove a question on Twitter. Today he responded, and he did so via his blog and with the help of webmentions, which pinged Bridgy to syndicate his response to Twitter. The result on Twitter is a usual conversation. After that I published my response … continue reading On June 12 I asked @gRegorLove a question on Twitter. Today he responded, and he did so via his blog and with the help of webmentions, which pinged Bridgy to syndicate his response to Twitter. The result on Twitter is a usual conversation. After that I published my response to him. I also did this via my website, using the same mechanism that he used when he wrote his response to me. But I didn’t use the exact same mechanism: I forgot to use Bridgy to syndicate the response to Twitter and thus to his tweet, instead I replied directly to his website response. The result is that I accidentally shifted the conversation, which originated on Twitter, to our personal websites. Apart from having been an accident (and probably it is rather confusing for the conversation flow) I thought that this shows the underlying power of webmentions: The ability to freely shift conversations between plattforms. The ability to be in control of the conversation flow. The ability to still being able to present the context of the conversation flow underneath the content it originated from. I’m still rather new to the Webmention and IndieWeb scene, but the underlying concepts and their implications speak to me 100 %.