Tiktok cements it’s #1 status

  • Helix 🧬B
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    242 years ago

    Holy shit, three of the top five downloaded apps are within the Facebook ecosystem (Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram).

    And further down you have Messenger and WhatsApp Business, also from Facebook (I refuse to call them Meta).

    That’s really awful.

  • Helix 🧬B
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    92 years ago

    SHEIN on #19 is one of the worst apps for the planet due to slave labor and cheap clothes which are meant to be trashed instead of washed.

    • @TheAnonymouseJoker@lemmy.mlM
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      -72 years ago

      Shein is a hell lot better than fashion designer brand scams like Zara or Gucci or CK or Victoria’s Secret. You also need to substantiate on the slave labour part and how they cannot be washed, because I have seen plenty clothes purchased from there and they are washed regularly.

          • poVoq
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            82 years ago

            Yeah, server side really only makes sense if you can run it yourself and federate with other servers.

            Of course it being open is better than it not being open… but the real difference as in the case of Signal is minimal.

              • poVoq
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                82 years ago

                Sorry, this wasn’t meant to be an endorsement of Signal, on the contrary. Centralized systems are a bad idea, open-source or not.

                • Sr Estegosaurio
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                  22 years ago

                  I agree, we need something with the security level of signal and with the hability to federate. Or even better, make it P2P.

          • Projjal
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            02 years ago

            That’s the problem with every open source application or software, actually.

          • @stopit@lemmy.ml
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            02 years ago

            When I install flathub repository on Fedora, I’m warned that it is non-free. There is a Fedora flatpak repository, but it doesn’t have as many packages.

  • @benagain@lemmy.ml
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    52 years ago

    I logged into telegram today and found that all my data had been deleted because I hadn’t used it in 6 months. Like I get why that feature might be desirable in some circumstances but for me, I’m not using end-to-end encryption because I’m sharing state secrets that need to self destruct upon opening - I just don’t want the middlemen.

    I’ve been looking into alternatives like Matrix/Element, XMPP etc - it sounds like Element might be easier to get non-techy friends to adopt but it, from my understanding, has a fairly power hungry mobile app.

    • @Ghast@lemmy.ml
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      22 years ago

      Conversations is pretty user-friendly (XMPP front-end). Just sign up, then log in, like email. End-to-end encryption with groups is still as janky as a Windows XP server, but if you don’t need that, then it’s fine.

    • Helix 🧬B
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      FluffyChat is a less power hungry alternative to Element. The reason these use so much battery is that they constantly check for new messages and don’t do it over the privacy infringing Google cloud messaging services, also known as Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM), if it’s Android. These are integrated into the system and work a bit more efficiently.

    • @jackalope@lemmy.ml
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      02 years ago

      The more direct competition to telegram is signal imo. It has a limit of 1k users versus the like 30k in telegram but otherwise pretty feature parity.

  • I always thought that people that used short video sharing apps went Vine->Dubsmash->Tiktok. Instagram, ofc, being a given, since Facebook is backing it.

  • @shufflerofrocks@beehaw.org
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    19 months ago

    For good reason. Out of all the messenger apps I’ve tried - open source, decentralised, or stuff like whatsapp - Telegram is THE best one imo. Fast as hell, great UI/UX, lots of customisation, nice features, and good bot support.

    I know some people dislike Telegram here, but among centralised apps their philosophy and track record is pretty decent imo