spica.wrk.ru

Social media, including WhatsApp are blocked in Sri Lanka at the moment. My friends and colleagues are looking for alternative platforms to communicate. I've been able to get some of them on #Matrix and XMPP. #Telegram seems to have gained some popularity in this context. Telegram claims to be a "distributed" platform because their "servers are spread worldwide for security and speed".

Well, if that qualifies as "distributed", then Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter too are distributed. Am I wrong?
Making things a little embarrasing, jabber.org has an expired SSL certificate at the moment!

#facepalm
@lohang Surprising that they still have users, considering they use a proprietary !xmpp server.
@xrevan86 I didn't feel like abandoning the account I had for nearly two decades :D
@lohang Heh, that is indeed impressive :-).