A few weeks ago, a friend of mine stopped replying to my messages over IM. However, I would occasionally get messages from her, but very rarely. It seems I could reply to those.
Today we met up for lunch, it turns out she thought I was ignoring her, despite me having left a number of messages, and she thought I was upset with her (I wasn't). Neither of us could communicate, and both of us thought that each was upset at the other! What happened?
Well, she's a Google/GTalk user, and apparently she got a message to "upgrade to Google Hangouts", and did. Around that time, federation seems to have broken, and I'm no longer allowed into the party. (I run my own XMPP server.)
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Have you noticed how it's always the people defending the open/libre/federated systems who end up using the crappy silos, because others refuse to go open/federated? Why don't WE REFUSE, for once?”
Actualy, I don't use the silo, I don't have a G$ account that I use, I refuse it for all the good reason there is... I STILL have my XMPP client open but I just have nearly all my contact list in the "real world" (outside of FLOSS knight friends, which whom I more use mail than IM) that did changed and used gtalk, so practically it's dead for me ... :'/
- hm, i have no idea why we have trouble encouraging women to join our community. http://ur1.ca/cwkpjShow all 11 replies