Happy 4th Birthday!

I’m just scraping in with about an hour to spare here – I planned a much bigger post, with lots of reflection about where we’ve been and where we’re going. A summary of some notable events maybe … but today turned out to be really busy and lots of work happened instead. Anyway, today marks four years of Chinwag’s XMPP service being up, and next month we’re coming up on two years of our Mastodon instance being live.

Getting Strict

When Chinwag first went live, we made the decision to be as current with our use of standard XMPP features as possible. We still do this. Your experience when using a Chinwag account for communication should give you the best experience possible with whatever client software you chose. However, we also recognised that not the whole federated network of servers out there in the world was totally up to date in the same way and there’s not a lot we could do about that.

Current Chinwag Services

A few updates, and some new features have been added to the Chinwag stable. We’re always looking for new ways to communicate with people, and we’ll deploy anything that looks promising in that regard to have a bit of a play around with. As of now we’ve got the following services freely available to anyone to use. Chinwag Messaging: our instant messaging service is the primary reason we’re here and isn’t going anywhere in a hurry.