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ChinWag is an XMPP-based messaging service, which means we fully interoperate with hundreds of other services around the world. Your friends may already be waiting for you.
Chinwag hosts a Mastodon instance, and is part of a huge decentralised social network. Share and communicate with thousands of people around the world, from your browser or a selection of mobile apps.
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Our discussion forum is the ideal place if you need to have a persistent conversation over a long period. Jump in and out over years, if need be. If you don't know who you need to talk to, try here!
Help wanted – maybe?
Hey folks! I don’t know if this proposal will be of interest to anyone, but here’s something that’s been kicking around in my mind and thought I should at least put out into the world. I want someone to take on the job of running Chinwag’s web site. It’s a job I hate and I […]
By ChinWag | September 24, 2020
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 […]
By ChinWag | May 13, 2019
Three Years of Chinwag!
It’s been three whole years since the final part of the “How to set up a public XMPP server” series of articles that Chinwag was the example for was published, and it went live.
By ChinWag | May 13, 2018
Chinwag in 2018
Happy New Year, for a start! Hope you’re having a good one so far! In a couple of months, it’ll be three years since Chinwag went live. It started out as a tutorial on how to set up your own XMPP server, and I nearly shut it down at the end of writing that. Instead, […]
By ChinWag | January 8, 2018