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Gemini Space is Growing (Over a Thousand Known Capsules)

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Summary: The Web alternative known as Gemini (where sites are known as capsules) is growing in popularity and scale; we look back at usage statistics for March

Gemini space (or cyberspace over gemini://) is fast-growing and we've attempted to get the Free Software Foundation (FSF) interested. The FSF seems like a good advocate for such a thing (having long warned about proprietary JavaScript), so we were very happy after it had mentioned it in LibrePlanet. Gemini was mentioned explicitly by Mr. Oliva. March was the first month we logged the Gemini capsule of Techrights (it doesn't specify what's accessed, only when, and we permanently delete logs after 4 weeks, as usual, as per privacy policies). What's interesting is that if one plots usage over time, even for just one month, the median goes up over time. Maybe that's because the capsule is relatively new, but at any rate, 72,305 requests (pages) in one month isn't something negligible. Almost 800 unique hosts were observed in that period of time.

    919 gemini-log-2021-03-01.log
    857 gemini-log-2021-03-02.log
    886 gemini-log-2021-03-03.log
   2400 gemini-log-2021-03-04.log
   1450 gemini-log-2021-03-05.log
    818 gemini-log-2021-03-06.log
    624 gemini-log-2021-03-07.log
    777 gemini-log-2021-03-08.log
  13196 gemini-log-2021-03-09.log
   2139 gemini-log-2021-03-10.log
    818 gemini-log-2021-03-11.log
    772 gemini-log-2021-03-12.log
    896 gemini-log-2021-03-13.log
    800 gemini-log-2021-03-14.log
    930 gemini-log-2021-03-15.log
    911 gemini-log-2021-03-16.log
    893 gemini-log-2021-03-17.log
    960 gemini-log-2021-03-18.log
    955 gemini-log-2021-03-19.log
  14933 gemini-log-2021-03-20.log
   1701 gemini-log-2021-03-21.log
   1101 gemini-log-2021-03-22.log
   1151 gemini-log-2021-03-23.log
   1429 gemini-log-2021-03-24.log
   1053 gemini-log-2021-03-25.log
    985 gemini-log-2021-03-26.log
    961 gemini-log-2021-03-27.log
   1474 gemini-log-2021-03-28.log
   1620 gemini-log-2021-03-29.log
    943 gemini-log-2021-03-30.log
  12953 gemini-log-2021-03-31.log
  72305 total

If you wish to join the Gemini space with your own capsule, here's where to start. To merely access existing capsules, a GUI is possible to install. It's a lot like a Web browser and we recently reviewed Moonlander and Lagrange. Lupa observes the known space and currently lists over 1,000 capsules. "There are 1029 capsules," it says. "We successfully connected recently to 858 of them."

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