1/ In defense of #Signal. Yes, I'm a guy that just posted a roundup of distributed/mesh messengers changelog.complete.org/archive of which #Signal was obviously not part. I am really excited about the potential of those.

But to the general public, I still recommend Signal. Here's why.

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@jgoerzen Great thread. "Do not let perfect be the enemy of good."

It's tough. I primarily use Matrix, and I'm impatient for decentralized IM to catch on. To watch a centralized option become popular instead can feel like a step backwards, since it feels like less attention/resources will go towards projects like Matrix if there's less awareness, but it's really a giant step forwards in normalizing encryption in the mainstream at all. I have to appreciate Signal for that massive accomplishment.

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