You know, as much as I love Pleroma, one has to wonder: Why do we have two microblogging services? What is the big difference between them? Sure Pleroma has more features and is more lightweight, but it's still a microblogging platform.
it's really unfortunate that many people only know of the fediverse as "mastodon", it really limits people's understanding of the platform
@icedquinn This is unfair to the Mastodon. Mastodon is software, just like Pleroma. Quality of your experience will depend on the instance you pick.
i'm sure if it was written in nim it would be even faster but the BEAM platform has some pretty serious advantages (which i don't think pleroma exploits but they're there.)
@spiral While it is unfortunate it's not at all suprising. Mastodon is made to be a bit more marketable, it's also a Twitter alternative which happens to be most people's favorite social media platform.
@icedquinn I guess that's true :D Sorry for not getting the sarcasm earlier, I don't always get it :)
@person There's also GNU social, friendica, and diaspora to name a few. Mastodon and pleroma are just the most well known. Having multiple clients for a protocol isn't a bad thing. For one thing, it allows you to shop around if you don't like one option.