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I wanted to keep politics quarantined to Twitter and leave Mastodon for dev chat, but that's not the demographic here, so eh. Everything is political.

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@Slackwise
If you want pure dev chat, go to freenode. Btw I'm not a dev, nor are many others

@Slackwise
The sheer amount of messages on a random room makes me dizzy. Couldn't find myself into IRC. Forums are so much cleaner and organized. Not to mention platforms such as Stackoverflow

@mdfrg Over 20 years online, and I have yet to find a forum engaging. It's email-pace communication, where I feel compelled to write as much as I can in a solid reply, versus a continuous exchange with low friction. It's the same problem I have with using email for collaboration versus an IRC/Slack-like app. One drives me crazy writing a subject and choosing recipients, the other is a no-fanfare way to ask a quick question.

@Slackwise
I think it boils down to conclusion ther is no universal way of communicating. That's why it pains me people lean towards facebook to network regardless of case scenario

@Slackwise
And there is also the issue of habits and tech knowledge requirements. And UX. No wonder why well funded projects takes off-fb messenger, whatsapp and even signal

@mdfrg I'm surprised anything other than Facebook Messenger has taken off with the public. The only reason to use the other chat apps was to either be private, which teens wanted, or to use some gimmicky feature.

@Slackwise
And niw they are all the same. Only the color differ. Oh, my bad. Mist of them are either green or blue. Can Matrix.org connect them?

@Slackwise
Yeah, but even sms are not universal - you have to know person's number, so you won't just chat casually like we do now. So it turns out we as people need that friction and competition

@mdfrg Eh, well, I'm only SMS'ing friends and family. All the people I want to chat and discuss with are on IRC or Discord, honestly. :P (And maybe Mastodon now!)

@Slackwise
For family I use .im with PGP crypto on own server. It provides not only privacy but better overall UX(sending good quality pictures or files).

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