I keep seeing this "Pleroma" thing in my timeline, but I have no idea WTF it is… should I care? Is this some sort of instance drama that means nothing as I'm not on anyone's instance?
@octothorpe Pleroma is a fediverse server like Mastodon. Unlike Mastodon, it's much more self-contained and less resource-heavy.
@stevestreza ah. Interesting. Thanks! Their webpage didn't really say much.
@octothorpe the 500 ft view is... Mastodon is but one of many activitypub based federated networks... Pleroma is an alternate server software for lack of a better explaination
@octothorpe Pleroma's an ActivityPub server written in a fast, good server language instead of a tinkertoy made of crunchy bacon and shell scripts.
It's much more suited to a single person running their own AP instance on small, cheap hardware or VPS. A lot of the more fun & weird people are on Pleroma.
@mdhughes so, basically, exactly my demo ;-)
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