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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Recommendations for video chat on mobile phone


From: Aaron Wolf
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Recommendations for video chat on mobile phone
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:17:30 -0700

On 08/18/2018 02:13 PM, J.B. Nicholson wrote:
> Caleb Herbert wrote:
>> Man, XMPP worked great for video and text chat in 2012.  Why did it
>> just get dumped suddenly? :(
> 
> There's been considerable pressure to drop standards for things we're
> all free to implement and reuse. RSS too is (in the untrustworthy
> corporate tech media) said to be less popular now but undergoing a
> rediscovery.
> 
> I imagine this happens in favor of some futile attempt to make private
> areas of influence and control. Some people readily give into those
> pressures citing a circular popularity argument if they don't give in
> (they'll lose "relevance" or somehow become less popular if they don't
> concede to a publisher/redistributor's power). Principled arguments need
> not apply.

The argument by individuals that they will benefit by following the
crowd is not circular.

> 
> But large audio program distributors don't make it easy to publish RSS
> feeds (some don't publish RSS feeds at all). Such is what happens with a
> largely undereducated populace making decisions based on convenience,
> price (weighed exclusively monetarily), and the perception of popularity
> evaluated in their media bubbles.
> 
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