Thinking about having _so many_ different messaging platforms exacerbates my existing problem with remembering to reply to people.
I find it so incredibly hard to remember to reply to people on Telegram, WhatsApp, Discord, FB Messenger, Slack, Email, Twitter.....
Nowadays you're most likely to get me on WhatsApp, because what's the platform with the most people on for me atm. Although, email is a good bet.
Every service having a lock-in messaging system with no API is so damn frustrating.
I'd love to link all these platforms together in one unified place, but it's not in the companies best interest to allow 3rd party clients like that.
( Don't tell me about Bitlbee, it makes this easier, but every bitlbee plugin behaving differently, and the whole ecosystem being janky makes it hard )
Update in woes with messaging:
Matrix supports bridging lots of platforms (not as many as Bitlbee, but maybe less janky and easier to set up 🤷♀️ ).
Setting up a Matrix-Synapse server isn't super hard, but it's like, a day's sysadmin.
I shall try it. Not sure if I want to set it up on a cloud server, or have it on my internal home system.
I'm thinking it'll live next to my Mastodon instance.
social.samathy.space is one server in the network