It's funny to see so many people complain about how Signal is developed or maintained meanwhile they're accomplishing what nobody else ever has: making end-to-end encryption accessible to non-experts for real. They have invented and continue to invent novel techniques overcoming complex technical challenges to do so, all while not complicating the UX. So before you criticize, consider that your criticism might be irrelevant to anyone outside the narrow scope of computing enthusiasts.
Decentralized services don't have this issue because nobody uses them 😜 But also, if 40+ million new people signed up for _any_ service in the span of a week, there's no goddamn way it's going to cope gracefully. And to think otherwise is to be completely naive.
@be @mithrandir Exactly. People don't understand the scale of growth Signal has seen over the last week, which is why we see stuff like "A federated system wouldn't have this issue". Yes. Yes, it would. You _cannot_ suddenly add tens of millions of users to a system and expect everything to go smoothly.
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