@nezhac I've heard about Conversations but I don't know anyone who actually uses it. Which is funny because nobody seems to be using Session too. I guess I'll have to stick with Signal to chat with my nontechnical friends.
@michal this is always a problem when trying to start a new network or protocol, in the beginning few people are using it. I don't know any better way than spreading awareness starting with friends. The reason I pointed out #xmpp is because the structure of the network is federated, anyone can run their own server, similar to mastodon, making the network more censorship resistant. Session seems to be centralised, they control all the nodes. Do you have any more info on it?
@michal although signal or session is surely better than chatting in plain text, you still have to trust the company is doing what they say they are. And if one day they decide to pull the server plug it's all over
> this is always a problem when trying to start a new network or protocol
My current personal #JID is from 2008, my previous one from 2000. Not quite as venerable as my email (sometime in the 90s) but close.
@rogatywieszcz @0 @michal it's generally not an easy task if privacy or surveillance isn't a concern. I find it's best to avoid lecturing people, which is hard when convincing someone to use a more privacy respecting service. One of the simplest approaches is to say it bothers me and I'd prefer our communications to be private, would you be willing to try this out?
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!