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emma wrote (edited )



鬼神 Kill Em All 1989

I am trash man

410,757,864,530 DEAD COPS


DissidentRage wrote (edited )

Nowhere near as bad but after I closed an old FB account because of my ex I reopened one a few months later with a different name and e-mail address and it suggested everyone to me that was in her social circle. I had to go full "scorched earth" and block everyone up to the third degree because she is incredibly witty when it comes to stalking people and generally making their lives hell.

And yeah it really sucks that there are some people you just cannot reach except through Facebook because it's set itself up as the dominant force in social interaction. I wish I could tell these people how alienating it is that they've basically cordoned themselves off from the rest of the world so that the only way to interact with them is by forfeiting any semblance of privacy. It's a really horrible obligation to thrust on people you would call friends.


josefStallman wrote (edited )

We can be free if we want to

We can leave your friends behind

'Cause your friends aren't free and if they aren't free

Well they're no friends of mine


tnstaec wrote

WhatsApp and all the other instant messengers of today


rutabaga wrote (edited )

Discord. I had my own mumble server before but everyone I know moved over to discord. I'm not happy about it, but it's pretty low on the list of things I'm not happy about.


dark wrote

What aspects of Mumble do you prefer over Discord? I dislike how centralised Discord is but I enjoy having decent text chat.


zombie_berkman wrote

Signal and I guess if you consider shitposting then discord


dark wrote

I feel those two - I've been trying to get my friends to move to Keybase and Matrix but no dice :(


zombie_berkman wrote

Whats the point of keybase besides sharing gpg keys?


dark wrote

Keybase also released a chat application a few months back :)

It allows for account creation without being attached to a mobile number and also allows linking with different internet accounts for identity confirmation. Plus apparently you can leave messages for people before they join the service properly (I haven't tested this yet).


libre_dev wrote

kik. but that's for hookups, not my friends. all my friends are on irc, xmpp or sms. last one counts as proprietary I suppose


fturco wrote

Personally I don't use any proprietary service. But I had to install WhatsApp on my mother's smartphone because she needs to talk with relatives and friends.


dark wrote

Facebook :( I tried to set up Mastodon for some mates, but uptake was slow because they were used to more features than microblogging services provide.

I was using Snapchat until they introduced the creepy tracking stuff.


Enkara wrote

I don't think using a popular proprietary messaging service means one doesn't care about software freedom... seems like a pretty dogmatic stance to take tbh.


zorblax wrote (edited )

text messaging and snapchat. I only use snapchat because I found out I don't have to give it my name or location.


lambda wrote

Slack because of work. I'd rather we used something like Mattermost or something similar.


tacticalturtleneck wrote

Slack and Discord. Slack is open source, however still corporate owned. I only used these two proprietary software because they can be used on web browsers like Tor Browser. I'm freed about 90% by using FOSS. Anything except the laptop hardware, is FOSS.


LostYonder wrote



elyersio OP wrote


at least go into facebook settings and find where you can encrypt the emails they sent you with your pgp public key, if you didn't already know of that feature.