@sp why did you leave WhatsApp and what brought you back since there are so many alternatives?
@josephaleo I left then because there was much more to lose than gain with being in that ecosystem. Got back (for now) because with the matrix bridge, I have better control on the metadata leak and it let's me stay in touch with elderly folks who find it difficult to switch-out of siloed systems because of the network effect. WA still remains the very last mode of communication and most of the groups that I'd like to be in are on the other alternatives.
@sp I get it. Older folks and friends was the only reason I stayed on FB. Until FB locked my account. My posts were fairly anodyne. Maybe my cat posts were too controversial?