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I am seriously on...

Telegram, whatsapp, signal, xmpp, wire, skype, matrix, Tox, Jami, Steam, Battle net, Discord

plus:
Twitter, Mastodon, Reddit, keybase

but since I decided that Facebook was not an option, apparently I am uncontactable by certain people

@mattmcnutt now that's just crazy. The fact that you can't be contacted not the fact that you don't use Facebook

@mattmcnutt

> boot: 300MB
> RSS feed, browser, xmpp-client, live-latex preview, music + connection to server: 600MB

> Check if friends are online: 400 GIGABYTES MOTHERFUCKER! HAVE YOU UPDATED? WE'RE STILL LOADING! HAVE YOU SEEN OUR STORE? DO YOU WANT TO SIGN UP? WHAT'S YOUR BLOODTYPE?! STILL LOADING! WE'D LOVE YOU TO JOIN OUR MAILING LIST! WHAT'S YOUR PHONE NUMBER? WE NEED YOUR PHONE NUMBER OR YOU WON'T SEE YOUR FRIENDS AGAIN AND YOU'LL NEVER BE SAFE!

@mattmcnutt <jedi mind trick >these are not the friends you are looking for </jedi mind trick>

@mattmcnutt since people tell me they can't call me because I don't use WhatsApp any more, I am not surprised by any of this anymore...

@blacklight447 well aware, its a compromise for a couple of friends and family.

It runs behind PrivacyGuard on my LineageOS phone, with most of its privileges denied

@mattmcnutt in that case, these apps may interest you:

Open In WhatsApp (Open Chat in WhatsApp) - f-droid.org/app/io.github.subh (this one allows you to open chats in WhatsApp without giving WhatsApp your contacts permission)

Shelter (Isolate your Big Brother Apps / Multiple Accounts) - f-droid.org/app/net.typeblog.s

(Allows you to completely separate the application from all your other apps and data.)

@blacklight447
cheers I'll check it out - my understanding is that LOS's Privacy Guard does the same thing as shelter?

@mattmcnutt
Mainly by people that have never understood what the Internet is! It makes two of us!

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