I hope people similarly leave Facebook and Instagram and join open-source alternatives. All corporate-owned social media platforms need to die.
@h_tejas I am at the fag end of my FB usage. Have been deactivating it for some time, except when there's some announcement to make. In another 3-4 month, will completely delete the FB account.
@shankasur I also have considerably reduced my Facebook usage. Thinking of deleting it altogether.
@h_tejas Let's reclaim the Internet.
@h_tejas Pixelfed for instagram
@h_tejas Only thing missing from this paltform ( &other instances of MSTDN) is community-led policy making on rules and how to enforce them. That's key for keeping this from becoming another hellsite
@h_tejas We need to dump gmail too.
@h_tejas is there any good alternative to insta? Deactivated Facebook about 2 years back and never going back there.
@h_tejas i love this energy the people from India are bringing to the fediverse.
Look at https://riot.im as a replacement to #WhatsApp. It is decentralized similar to #Mastodon but suited for private conversations and groups with end to end encryption for assured #privacy It is powered by #Matrix protocol and two instances are manged by Indians https://diasp.in and https://poddery.com
Hello. Please have a look at xmpp.org. XMPP is a free protocol.
There a fee clients for android, linux, windows, (ios).
You can find a list of provider here: https://xmpp-servers.404.city/
You can find a client called conversations on play store or f-droid. There is also a fork called pix-art messenger.
You can chose your provider, server, client yourself.
I know about xmpp, I was using it as my primary private communication medium before #matrix came. I don't have anything against xmpp, but matrix is more polished and batteries included approach. I do have conversation installed as well, but most of my contacts are in matrix. Philosophically both xmpp and matrix is on equal level but in practice matrix is a better implementation.
It is also centralized by design, definitely better than #WhatsApp and #Telegram since it is #FreeSoftware. You still have to depend on a single entity, so easy to block and we never know what happens when leadership changes. You cannot run a #Signal instance yourself if you want to interoperate with users of official Signal server. With #Matrix anyone can run a server, just like #mastodon and we already run 2 such servers https://poddery.com https://diasp.in
@techbolt hey sorry I was using Bruno the jabber bear earlier and removed it along with many other apps after my tab started lagging, since I was in no active convo. Gimme 5, see you there :)
@techbolt need you online to verify keys
@techbolt what :( none
@akash @amarsharma @praveen @h_tejas
Centralized is not always bad its run by a Not for profit organization its good for what it is i.e. WhatsApp without Facebook. Riot is good for Team chats i.e. Discord alternative. For best privacy/security jabber is the way to go with omemo encryption.
Signal is very easy to use and intuitive that cant be said for Jabber as you need to be tech literate.
@techbolt sent you a DM.
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