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Making Gemini More 'Mainstream' or At Least Accessible to More People

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Summary: Gemini has grown from 100 capsules to over 2,000 capsules in 2.5 years; with such amazing momentum and increased inertia (the pace of growth further increased this year) we need to make the full breadth of the virtual space easier to explore

THE Gemini specifications are fine as they are. No need to 'extend' them to facilitate the supposed needs of so-called "big business" as that can be leveraged to replicate the harms inflicted upon everyone through today's corporate Web. Avoid bloat! We don't wish to repeat past errors. Alluring "features" and seductive "additions" would put Gemini out of reach for home- or self-hosting (limited capacity). They would also further complicate involvement by heightening the entry barrier.



Gemini is already far too vast for the founder to keep abreast. In his own words: "It's killing me not being able to more widely engage with the Gemini community via Gemini itself. At the same time, I'm also neglecting my phlog by trying so hard to do my part to fill Geminispace with good content, and that's not something I ever consciously descided [sic] I wanted to do." The specifications were last updated months ago after the founder had returned, perhaps a little fatigued by abuse, which is one of the threats ("trolling is a possible vector for attacks on FOSS") among entryism and others which we covered last year.

"The video above concerns recent developments in Geminispace and in this site's Gemini capsule (not the same thing)."Having said that, almost nobody in the Gemini community or Gemini space would oppose the growth or expansion of the space (Geminispace) because growth means bigger audience and more material available to all of us.

The video above concerns recent developments in Geminispace and in this site's Gemini capsule (not the same thing). As promised, the links shown above are:



Some time soon we'll have more things to show. There's work in progress, which can be seen in Git.

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