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    JSXC gets funding for group calls!

    debacle · Tuesday, 6 April - 08:53 edit

JSXC gets funding for group calls!

That sounds cool! #Jabber web browser client #JSXC gets funding by German governments #prototypefund to implement audio/video group calls within the next six months. One-to-one calls between #Conversations, #Movim and JSXC already work since some time, although not without flaws.

Note, that #Dino gets funding to implement one-to-one audio/video calls right now, compatible with Conversations and JSXC. The future for XMPP A/V calling looks bright!

#XMPP #federation #conference #freesoftware #javascript #strophejs #jingle #webrtc #Round9 #audiovideo #privacy #sovereignty #Datenschutz #Souveränität

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    Movim | Basic Review & Beginner's Guide

    debacle · Saturday, 13 February - 11:33

Movim | Basic Review & Beginner's Guide

by Ade Malsasa Akbar

Movim is a free, beautiful looking, complete communication solution which is like a combination of Facebook, WhatsApp and Blogger. With Movim you can connect to friends, make posts and blog news, create groups, plus voice & video calls -- aside from its Xmpp network. See features it offers and you can expect it can be used for many purposes including online meetings and classrooms. This simple guide exists to help you start Movim. Let's go!

#alternative #beginnersguide #degoogle #freesoftware #instantmessenger #movim #switchfromwhatsapp #videocall #xmpp

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    Do you like it?

    debacle · Sunday, 24 January - 13:24 edit · 1 minute

Some random ideas about how likes should work in a social network, e.g. #Movim #Salutatoi #Libervia in the long run.

I'm referring to postings only, not chat.

Social networks are all getting high by the alternation of Adrenaline and Dopamine, intensified by the occasional dose rate of Caffeine, when geting #likes.

  1. On Movim, I can get information about recent likes in the notifications, but I would like to have an overview about all likes I ever got.
  2. Also, I'm missing an overview about all postings, that I liked at some point.
  3. In social networks one can find like-minded people. How about notifying me, when posting I liked or commented on, get more likes or comments by others? #Diaspora does this.
  4. Movim only allows for a like, but not for any other reaction. Message Reactions OTOH, allow for multiple, different #reactions, which I find more interesting.
  5. If a network becomes larger, fraud and abuse will be quick to follow. I'll post "vi is great", wait for some likes, and the correct the post to "Emacs is great". My likers will not even get a notification, nor is there a change history. Diaspora "solves" this by not allowing changes of posts, which is horrible - I can't even fix my typos. #Mastodon seems to replace the orginal post with a complete new one on change - losing answers and likes (favourites). Therefore:
    1. Likers must be notified, if a posting they liked has been altered, so that they can decide to remove their reaction.
    2. A change history should be visible.
  6. When talking about fraud and abuse: At some point, it should be possible to digitally sign postings, e.g. using #OX, so that everybody can verify the authenticity of a posting. This is esp. important in a federated network, where fake sites might appear. Likewise, reactions should be optionally signed, too.
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  • 24 January ericbuijs

    Usefull ideas about likes on social networks such as Movim. About point 4, Movim allows for basic comment and when I'm not mistaken the author will get an notification of this. It lacks functionality e.g responding to a specific comment but it is there.

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    ericbuijs
    Yes, I know about the comments, but with reactions I meant something similar to a "like" or in "XEP-xxxx: Message Reactions".

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    28 January sproid

    I think Mastodon is mature enough to replace Twitter but there's still nothing good enough to replace Facebook. Not even close.

  • 28 January Yannv

    I put an issue on github for the comment follow-up and to eventually have a page that summarizes what we commented / liked. I wish I could help with the dev but I need to take the time to understand the structure first.

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    How to choose you Jabber service?

    debacle · Sunday, 24 January - 01:38 edit · 1 minute

Aren't we all envious of users of #Whatsapp, #Signal, #Telegram or #Threema? The choice of service is easy for them. There is none! Happy users!

Instead we use #Jabber or #XMPP, because we love self-hosting, don't we? Well, it is important to have the option to self-host, but in most cases it is not the best option to actually do it. So we need to select a server, based on our priorities.

I suggest to look out for:

  1. More than one admin? A single admin might be in holidays, when you need them most. Or they outburns and closes the service on short notice. Beware of the lorry factor.
  2. Sound financial base? If you pay for the service, you have a higher chance, that the service is here to stay. A service based on donations might work as good as a commercial one.
  3. Good uptime history?Here is some limited informtion about it. Also, the longer a service exists, the longer it will survive, because of the Lindy effect.
  4. Good #LTS grade? Use only A grade servers from the IM Observatory.
  5. Acceptable data privacy statement? IANAL, but you know, #GDPR and so on...
  6. High XMPP compliance? This XMPP Compliance Tester lists many servers.
  7. Cool domain name? and other details like how much server space you have for sharing cat content, how long messages are archived, whether an .onion domain is available, or transports (gateways) to #IRC or other networks are provided.

Useful lists of servers can also be found on Freie Messenger and JabberEs.

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