Who has moved to Librem One?
What services did you ditch?
Did you bring friends or family? 😀

@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!

@iamjameswalters @purism What parts of Facebook did you use? I don't see Librem One as a full replacement of the Farcebook, but I do think any Friendica server is a full replacement for that particular social networking. Librem Social is a good Twitter replacement.

@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 It is a Federated ActivityPub type system. I'm using it now to interact with the Purism post. Mastodon has a minimalism type way about communications, Friendica has an enriched approach to content and its management.

A post can be a mini webpage because of the BBCode interpretation. Their's so many ways to set-up a server and features that can be on or off that it's hard to explain. I couldn't find a good demo of Friendica on YouTUBE so I made my own lame one hoping it would prompt other people to make better ones. So far the only other ones are install videos or lame descriptions of it on commercialized tech review vlogs.

@purism My brother and I switched, but no one else came, we are slowly working on getting people to change.

@purism I proverbially put my feet in the pool but didn't swim yet.

After I get the Librem 5 in my hand I may pay for the subscription, but I'm doing a lot of the things on my own now. I think the VPN "Librem Tunnel" might be the most valuable to me because I just VPN off my own router as of now; not really anonymizing myself with that.

The Riot client "Librem Chat" is fun so far, but I can't get my head around how it's useful on a permanent basis yet. It seems like it should be a public place to meet with a bunch of people for a single purpose, then everybody leaves after. As of now, it seems a bit like drinking from the fire hose the way I experienced it so far. The Rooms that I have joined seem to have content go so fast that I can't keep up and leaves me with a feeling of missing something important or reading a lot of things I don't need to know about. I have been wanting to see what's up with [matrix] and Riot for over a year now, so I'm dabbling with this part happily.

The Mastodon part "Librem Social" I'm not too into because I already have 3 Mastodon accounts and two Frinedica profiles. It's like a real solution would be an aggregator interface program that would manage their (any Federated/ActivityPub type service) content and interactions instead of another splitter service dividing my screen time with another thing to sign in and out of.

The eMail thing is a gem, but since a couple of years ago, I do my own eMail all on my personal server so it's moot for me.

@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!

@purism one of my friend (@danialbehzadi) opened account there. But i dont see his posts on my timeline unless i visit his profile or some of my followings fav or boot his toots. We cannot send direct messages as well

@ahangarha @purism I didn't notice that about direct messages until you said it. The choices on the mobile app are different than the computer browser options and they are limited compared to other Mastodon instances.

@ahangarha @danialbehzadi if you are following your friend's profile do you see his toots on the home feed?

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!

@dallin @purism I like your thinking, but to do a give-away like GeoCities you'd need an excessive inflow of capital from something else to afford hosting all that content and bandwidth. Do you have a spare computer at your house? If so, you could safely host your own for nearly $0 out of your house. It's easier than you think do do it.

@wnymathguy @purism I was thinking they could offer a free basic tier and more tiers with more features for increasing monthly or annual fees. Hosting my own web server out of my residence is not something I am interested in doing for many reasons.

@dallin @wnymathguy not affiliated with us but somebody did setup a GeoCities clone called NeoCities and it's :)

@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 ;)

@purism I happily ditched so far! will probably be the next thing for me to go west. ✌️ Family is still to come. ❤️

@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. :-(

@lwriemen @purism Maybe somewhere between 1 per 100 or 1 per 1000 would join your exit, depending on the power dynamics. Group continuity is a powerful thing, the group has to harm those others personally before they are motivated to leave. Maybe conspicuously being happier elsewhere would do more?

@purism I use all Librem One services. The biggest change for me is using Librem Chat to talk to friends and family, instead of Apple Messages and SMS.

Librem Social is my first foray into Mastodon.

Love Librem Tunnel too!

@purism So far I'm only using the android email app instead of K-9 as I'm already managing the other services by myself. Still can't wait to get my hands on a #Librem5 and I will recomand all the service to my friends that are not already self hosting :)

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