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2021 escalated quickly! Looking for the answer to WhatsApp's privacy policy and Capitol Hill debacles?

Check out our analysis!


Quite funny.. refugees welcome to Matrix (skip the other centralized silos like Signal & Telegram)

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With thanks to hrj ( for the original that it's based on, here's a quick feature chart that compares various WhatsApp alternatives:


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PeerTube v3: it’s a live, a liiiiive !

🎉🎉🎉 PeerTube v3 is out today!!! 🎉🎉🎉

On the blog :
➡️ The stages of development
➡️ Peer to peer live streaming
➡️ A behind-the-scenes short film
➡️ What we imagine for the future!

Illus CC-By @davidrevoy

Congrats to Peertube for 3.0 release! Now there's official support for live streaming. Excellent job.

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We're very excited (and a little bit nervous :D) that is planning to go virtual this year via Matrix for chat/community, using for the video conferencing. Read all about it (and how you might be able to help!):

Telegram is getting ads. This is no surprise, centralized service can't work for free forever. I hope this results in more people becoming aware of Matrix. I also hope they won't stop allowing 3rd party clients.

We had a xmas party online playing Among Us. It's a Windows game but for your information, Among Us works perfectly on Linux using Steam / Proton. You need to enable installing untested games on Linux from steam settings.

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Nice post from Georges about PipeWire. I got a live demo of him using Carla to route audio from a browser tab into a different browser tab the other day. Pretty cool!

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IT'S OFFICIAL: now natively speaks Matrix!! Read all about what it takes to add native Matrix support to a large existing chat app, and bask in the glow of a world where FOSS chat is increasingly FOSS, open & interoperable once more :D 🎉🥳🍾🌉🚀

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Subscribing to a PeerTube account from Mastodon is really easy!

✅ You can follow a PeerTube account from Mastodon by searching for their username and clicking the follow icon. Here's how:

1️⃣ On PeerTube, go to the account's page and click on the clipboard icon next to the user's name.

2️⃣ On Mastodon, paste the username into the search box and press enter. In the search results, click the follow button next to the username you want to follow.

#MastoTips #FediTips #PeerTube #Mastodon #Fediverse

Testing Peertube live streaming with OBS. I'm worried about latency - on two tests it was ~30 and ~75 seconds. That is too long for reacting to live chat etc. Is there any setting to minimize latency in Peertube?

Great blog post about little things why Amiga was such great platform in the 90's. A few things I didnt know before.

@wizzwizz4 I'm not an admin of the instance.. I suppose blocking domains is instance wide setting.

How do I moderate/report comments on Peertube? It seems to be implemented in #2947 but I can't figure out how it works.

Thanks Jolla 1 for all these years! Mine has dead battery but I'll keep it as a museum piece. I'm still hoping to drop Android in favor of Sailfish once again.

Firefox tip: set reader.parse-on-load.force-enabled to true in about:config to always show reader mode button.

News about bundeswehr Matrix adoption in english. Also new Matrix user count mentioned: 25M+. It would be great to see Matrix as a European standard for messaging and it's a real possibility.

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