1/ In defense of #Signal. Yes, I'm a guy that just posted a roundup of distributed/mesh messengers https://changelog.complete.org/archives/10205-roundup-of-secure-messengers-with-off-the-grid-capabilities-distributed-mesh-messengers of which #Signal was obviously not part. I am really excited about the potential of those.
But to the general public, I still recommend Signal. Here's why.
Nice writeup! I totally agree!
This is not the first of the calls for us "techies" to push our families and friends over to Signal.
What I have not yet seen, is examples of what to send. How did you convince your family? Let's help eachother and share these messages!
I understand that this message should be tweaked to the recipients specific concerns, but a broad list of examples could really help lower the barrier to start this work!
Another thing that can help:
"Here's my email, Threema ID, phone number/Signal ID -- pick one!
Also have an XMPP adress and Briar, butbtheycre a bit hard to use."
if the other person only has Whatsapp, it becomes harder for them to say no to installing a second messenger, and also harder to think the reason you're not on Whatsapp is that you're some hilbilly/conspiracy theorist who's scared of technology, but actually know your way around messengers and such.
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