Few people know that #whatsapp is closed #xmpp server.

Number phones these are ordinary XMPP ID's +12311111111@whatsapp.com, but no federal connection.

##facebookdown #whatsappdown

Maybe now is the time to join the XMPP open Federation? 404.city/ or
In addition to WhatsApp, there are many other XMPP messengers with open source and federated communication. f-droid.org/en/packages/eu.sia

#facebook #instagram #instagramdown #foss #opensource #decentralization

@404 xmpp powers some pretty big stuff like the chat servers for fortnite.

apparently this has something to do with scaling issues that the xmpp foundation never allowed to be solved, so people gave up trying to federate but kept using the servers in-house where they could fiddle with the pain points.

the psyc devs wrote about this kind of thing (ex. when you change your online status it sends a single new message for every one of your contacts) and discord ended up working around it with clever ways and psyc works around it by embracing multicast trees. XMPP never approved a solution.

@icedquinn Currently, there are over 85,000 servers in #xmpp federation. XMPP is largest federated network in the world blog.prosody.im/2020-retrospec

There are no physical problems for scaling the XMPP network, earlier in the 200's years the XMPP federated network was much larger

Federation is not beneficial for large companies, as it will cause a leaving users to small servers, #decentralization and the destruction of the monopoly

#jabber #fediverse #facebook #whatsapp #telegram #matrix #signal

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