@purism I did! I had already ditched Facebook, so this is a new social network for me. I brought my wife with me, and we don't SMS anymore, encrypted Matrix over Librem Chat!
@wnymathguy Great question. I haven't used Facebook in several years, to tell the truth, and even when I was, I was mostly using it for news (which I curate myself, these days) and just keeping up with friends and family. I certainly agree that Mastodon is really more of a straightforward Twitter replacement. Never used Friendica, how is it? It is an ActivityPub system?
@iamjameswalters amazing welcome to the both of you!
@purism My brother and I switched, but no one else came, we are slowly working on getting people to change.
@TheGr81Ted welcome :)
@wnymathguy thank you Michael. Matrix shines when you get your other contacts on to it, like WhatsApp but federated, private and secure.
Great to hear you got your own email setup, nice one!
I'm enjoying Librem One! I am the only one in my family to do so, thus far. I still use Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in a limited fashion and I am working towards ditching them completely. In addition to using Librem Social and Librem Chat, I will eventually create my own website - hearkening back to the days of a freer, more decentralized World Wide Web. If Librem One ever offered a GeoCities-like service that allowed people to create and host basic websites, I'd be all over that!
@purism I got the family plan, my wife and daughter are using it, we mainly use the chat right now which is great. we used to use hangouts no longer. I'm not much of a social media person, but mastadoon seems interesting. Now the fun part to get my friends and family to start using it instead of fb messenger, one I get my librem 5 I'll be off Facebook for good (I already am, but just kept the messenger on my android for some ppl)
@mmanfredi amazing thanks for sharing. We can't wait to get you off Facebook for good ;)
@dominik thanks for sharing Dominik, seems a few others n this thread also ditched Facebook. Looking forward to say goodbye to Android with you soon!
@purism I can't say that I really ditched any services. I've had my gmail since the beginning of gmail so I can't really get rid of it yet. I have set an auto reply notifying anyone that emails me of the change.
I want a Facebook or Twitter user before. Don't have a WhatsApp. And yours is the first VPN tunnel that I've ever used outside of work.
That said, I'm completely on librem one and I really like what you have done.
@jlcrawf we're glad you are enjoying Librem Tunnel Joshua :)
@purism I ditched Twitter after advertising for two weeks I was making the move. I don't know of anyone who followed my lead. :-(
@purism ditched all services that induce privacy harm and refuse to provide my contact information to people that use such services.