The more I learn about the messenger the more I come to belief my computer nerd bubble is super biased. They point out a lot of negatives but it turns out most of them are not true. But nerd bubble...why should I stop using Telegram?

Here are my personal negative points about telegram: No control over encryption keys, non-free server software (but thats arguably not so problematic b/c how to verify anyway), centralized, not federated...that's it for now.


@witziege You can't use it without a valid phone number, or can you? Also it's unclear how telegram is financed, which is only a problem because E2EE is not the standard and server code is not openly available.

@t_aus_m Yes, you need a phone number to register and verify. The financial situtation will be a bit more clear when Telegram introduces ads in one-to-many chats later this year.
Closed server software doesnt matter from my pov b/c you cant verify it anyway and its impossible to self host.

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