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Choosing between smolweb and gemini: advantages and drawbacks

2024-04-12 13:30

In the ever-evolving landscape of decentralized and minimalist web (and net) technologies, two platforms stand out: Smolweb and Gemini, if we forget good old Gopher. Both offer alternatives to traditional web browsing, emphasizing simplicity, speed, and privacy. But which is the right choice for you? In this article, we'll compare the advantages and drawbacks of creating a Smolweb site versus crafting gemtext content for a Gemini capsule to help you make an informed decision. I exclude Gopher from this comparison because it does not bring advantage and it is more complicated to generate a Gopher hole.








Choosing between a Smolweb site and a Gemini capsule depends on your priorities and preferences. If you value familiarity, accessibility, and interactivity, a Smolweb site may be the way to go. On the other hand, if simplicity, privacy, and a focus on content consumption are paramount, crafting gemtext content for a Gemini capsule offers a compelling alternative.

Ultimately, both Smolweb and Gemini represent exciting developments in the quest for a more decentralized and user-centric internet. Whichever path you choose, you're contributing to a digital landscape that prioritizes simplicity, privacy, and community.

So, which platform resonates with you? Let me know on this Fediverse thread