I wish it was easier to get friends to switch.
Why don’t they? What are their reasons?
A fun anecdote.
When I was struggling to get my friends to join Signal, the main bottleneck was a friend whose friends used Signal to cheat on their partners 😳😔🤌🙄. Since my friend had a partner, they didn’t want to give off the wrong signal…
What did the trick was Elon Musk tweeting “Use Signal”, 40 million people downloading it in a day, and, perhaps critically, me deleting our WhatsApp group chat.
Hopefully switching to Matrix once easy native stickers are added to the main clients won’t be as hard.
They don’t really give good reasons other than not wanting to download another app and already having other working alternatives (although they are not privacy friendly).
Hopefully more people use Matrix soon
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lol I haven’t seen it. I mostly use Element as a leisure browsing app… I’ll make it a daily chat app when Element/other-clients add native stickers that aren’t hard to customize.
But that emote sounds cool
Now I’m curious. What kind of stuff is there to leisurely browse on matrix? I always thought it was just highly specific, mostly tech chat channels.
You’re right! It’s sort of odd… I guess it’s sort of a ‘browsing outside of a store, looking inside and wishing you’d be able to fully participate’ kind of browsing. I just go in, see what people are saying in the rooms I care about, and leave…
Hopefully! I’m not sure it will happen though. Once a university is on Office 365, they get Teams for “free”, whereas with Matrix you need to set up and admin your own servers. North American universities seem to be either Microsoft or Google and nothing else.
Also, I’m really surprised MS Teams still ranked so highly in Zufriedenheit. The university I work for is an all-Microsoft shop and we have to use it daily. Every once in a while, I see people using Teams unable to use the rest of their computer since Teams sucks up all the CPU during video calls. Some researchers simply refuse to use it (and pick Zoom instead).
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