I wonder how many new users Signal will get after today
Whoa: so many #Signal signups verification codes are delayed
Outside of the IT and CS realm hardly anyone cares. They all just want a something which they can use to contact other for personal and work purposes. The main reason behind one using a messenger is always that all of their friends and everyone is also doing so. Signal would be of no use if I have no one to talk to there.
@toyha agreed Telegram is better usability wise. I never encountered the Signal issues you mentioned though, at least not recently. So a WA to Signal transition is mostly a plus (except for the adoption issue). WA needs your phone number anyway. And Signal Desktop is way more usable than WA for Web.
Hoping Matrix would fix some of their UX issues and get more clients with E2EE support. Discord is nice but too closed
@jokke @michel_slm not in WA's HUGE share, but apparently in Signal's comparatively small share: https://www.heise.de/news/Signal-Messenger-Ansturm-neuer-Nutzer-ueberlastet-Signals-Anmeldesystem-5018215.html
Signal is less bad -- the server and client are both open source - but (a) no federation, and (b) you don't even have an easy way to switch to a different server without compiling a custom client... oh and (c) less clear revenue model compared to Matrix (Element has a paid tier).
Signal just started soliciting donation IIRC? So mostly Signal and Telegram are at the whims of rich white dudes right now.
Yep, but both Telegram and Sigal are just another walled garden despite the Signal protocol being open (i.e.I can't write something to talk to Signal users without them allowing me some sort of gateway in - i.e. making a Signal account).
With #Matrix, you can use their open protocol to directly communicate with existing users.
I think the term 'open protocol' is being misused/misunderstood by many people both in IT and outwith.
Matrix's protocol is open in the way I think you intend (I sense that's the correct usage too) in that it's designed to allow bridging with other protocols.
And agreed, a lot of the multi-protocol communities I see involve Matrix being bridged to IRC, Discord and Telegram.
@michel_slm it’s crazy right?
i submitted a PR yesterday and jordan told me two wait a week or two because they’re going to be busy 😂
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