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@cadence Gemini is a new collaboratively designed internet protocol that is like the web but serving up text/gemini as the native format instead of HTML, CSS, and JS. Imagine a www made of simple Markdown-like files connected by links. It's fully encrypted, private, fast, non-commercial, and fairly malware-proof. Go to gemini.circumlunar.space to learn more and download a client.

@lambdatronic maybe I'm just too tired, but I don't see info about actually getting a server running. Am I just overlooking it?

@self Hi Adam. The https link I shared only contains a tiny subset of the content on that server. You have to install a Gemini client and navigate back to the Gemini version of the site: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.sp

@icedquinn @cadence @purple The best answer to your question is in the Gemini FAQ, which covers questions like this in detail. Gemini has many different goals than HTTP, including mandatory encryption and a focus on simplicity. Its spec is concise enough that anyone can write their own server or client in a few hundred lines of code. This gives control of the protocol to individuals rather than forcing us to use huge corporate built servers and browsers.

@icedquinn @purple You are entitled to your opinion, of course. I didn't create the protocol. I'm just a happy user of it. Based on the huge number of favorites and boosts that I received from my post explaining what Gemini was, it appears that there are a lot of people who are quite happy about it. Now I'm going to get back to something productive, like finishing my Gemini server and surfing Geminispace.

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