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I just thought that a topic about this protocol must exist on this forum.

According to the Gemini FAQ (https://gemini.circumlunar.space/docs/faq.html),

Quote:Gemini is a new application-level internet protocol for the distribution of arbitrary files, with some special consideration for serving a lightweight hypertext format which facilitates linking between files. You may think of Gemini as "the web, stripped right back to its essence" or as "Gopher, souped up and modernised a little", depending upon your perspective. Gemini may be of interest to people who are:
  • Opposed to the web's ubiquitous user tracking
  • Tired of obnoxious adverts, autoplaying videos and other misfeatures
  • Interested in low-power computing and/or low-speed networks
    Gemini is intended to be simple, but not necessarily as simple as possible. Instead, the design strives to maximise its "power to weight ratio", while keeping its weight within acceptable limits. Gemini is also intended to be very privacy conscious, to be difficult to extend in the future (so that it will stay simple and privacy conscious), and to be compatible with a "do it yourself" computing ethos. For this last reason, Gemini is technically very familiar and conservative: it's a protocol in the traditional client-server request-response paradigm, and is built on mature, standardised technology like URIs, MIME media types, and TLS.

Read the FAQ or the spec (https://gemini.circumlunar.space/docs/sp...ation.html) for more info. The protocol is quite elegant and is small enough to be understood fully by one person.

One of the features I absolutely love is Gemini's native markup language, gemtext or text/gemini. Here are all elements of the language:
Code:
# heading 1
## heading 2
### heading 3
=> link
* list item
> quote
paragraph

```
preformatted
```

That's all! No images. Links are on their own lines. Only 3 levels of headings. No emphasis.

If you are interested, you may start with a web-proxy for gemini. If you want to install a proper client, choose one of the listed ones in the faq. I use amfora.

Some sites I'd recommend:
There is a lot more sites there and you can make your own!


Messages In This Thread
The Gemini protocol - by bouncepaw - 05-08-2020, 02:29 PM
RE: The Gemini protocol - by gmk - 05-08-2020, 02:32 PM
RE: The Gemini protocol - by venam - 05-08-2020, 03:06 PM
RE: The Gemini protocol - by bouncepaw - 05-08-2020, 04:46 PM
RE: The Gemini protocol - by jkl - 06-08-2020, 02:23 PM
RE: The Gemini protocol - by z3bra - 06-08-2020, 06:12 PM
RE: The Gemini protocol - by pkal - 07-08-2020, 08:52 AM
RE: The Gemini protocol - by bouncepaw - 07-08-2020, 05:22 PM
RE: The Gemini protocol - by jkl - 08-08-2020, 02:44 AM
RE: The Gemini protocol - by twee - 08-08-2020, 01:36 PM
RE: The Gemini protocol - by bouncepaw - 10-08-2020, 06:30 PM
RE: The Gemini protocol - by prx* - 29-12-2020, 05:54 PM
RE: The Gemini protocol - by freem - 04-01-2021, 11:33 AM
RE: The Gemini protocol - by prx* - 05-01-2021, 07:39 AM
RE: The Gemini protocol - by freem - 05-01-2021, 05:55 PM
RE: The Gemini protocol - by josuah - 22-10-2021, 01:20 PM
RE: The Gemini protocol - by z3bra - 25-10-2021, 10:58 AM