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I like the term "Fediverse", because it's a portmanteau of "federation", "universe" and "diverse", and I think that describes it quite accurately ☺️

@fribbledom except that everyone i mention it to thinks im talking about federal law enforcement.

@clarjon1 @fribbledom I'm still working on a red, yellow, and green alts so I can be an entire squad of Fediverse Rangers on my own.

@clarjon1 @fribbledom Though, I'm closer to Shinesman in terms of ability. You know: Red, Gray, Sepia, Moss Green, and Salmon Pink Rangers.

@mithrandir

In their original meaning, yes, kinda. The meaning of universe has become a bit more specific since then, tho. At least a "diverse universe" doesn't sound conflicting to me 😄

@fribbledom I'm pretty sure all the Black and brown folks who've been driven off by persistent racism and anti-blackness would strongly disagree with the "diverse" part, heh.

@fribbledom I like the term "Ad-verse" for the advertising hindered part of the internet, because the Fediverse is welcoming and the Ad-verse is adverse, which means in a contrary direction, hostile, opposed to, etc.

@fribbledom Have only heard it to mean something like federated universe. Is the diverse part canon? Where did you hear it?

@brad

Well, it is part of the portmanteau, but I'm not sure if there's anything canon or official in that context. I think I just made that up myself 😄

@fribbledom
It also sounds like the French expression "fait divers", which means "miscellaneous /a"

@fribbledom Just "grammatically" speaking the "diverse" is not really necessary to build the word 😉

this is pretty cool. I'd never realized universe and diverse had the same root. I wonder how it happened that one turned out to be a noun, and the other an adjective. and they diverged further into university and diversity

@fribbledom Sounds like, if Fediverse weren't already in use, it would be a good name for a website domain. Spiders love names like that.

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