• @gibson
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    315 months ago

    Yes and no. decentralization is great for a lot of reasons but it does come with downsides. I don’t know about you, but i convinced my family and friends to use and keep Signal for years now and i don’t think i would have had such luck with Matrix/Element, let alone a p2p app.

    I’m glad decentralized options exist and think they deserve more funding and love, however.

    • @u_tamtam@programming.dev
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      35 months ago

      I managed to convince my family to use XMPP. Since about 2015. It’s been great, and apparently is getting better since more are joining :)

    • @philpo@feddit.de
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      15 months ago

      Just as a side note: You can easily use Matrix with a signal bridge if you selfhost (or use Beeper, which is Matrix with central bridge management)