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.


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?


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 😄

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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