11.19.21

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For the Second Month in a Row, Almost Half a Million Page Requests Over Gemini Protocol (gemini://)

Posted in Site News at 12:29 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Based on the latest stats (see below or the video above), we’re steady at around 15,000 page requests per day (on average) over gemini://, which is a new but very exciting protocol for hypertext on the Net

AROUND the same time last month we noted that we had reached the point where almost 500,000 pages are requested (per month) over gemini://, which is a new and simplified Internet protocol for pages (alternative to the bloated World Wide Web).

Bortzmeyer's Gemini statsAs I show in the video above, this month is similar and we’ve implemented improvements to the means of tracking traffic (the underlying code is in our self-hosted Git server and is freely available).

Earlier this week we pondered setting up our very own gemini:// -> https:// gateway. For practical reasons we gave up on it for the time being. Instead we encourage readers to download a proper Gemini client and access the capsule in the intended way, basically navigating to gemini://gemini.techrights.org, which is still considered the biggest capsule in Gemini space (the screenshot on the right is new).

There will soon be 1,800 known (to Lupa at least) capsules. “There are 1783 capsules,” it says at this moment. “We successfully connected recently to 1450 of them.”

Less than 11 months ago it was 506 and many of the today’s “top” capsules did not even exist back then. The third-biggest capsule (by Lupa’s metrics/reach) was fewer than 3,000 URLs in total. For comparison’s sake, today’s tenth-biggest is 5,711 URLs in total.

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