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ChinWag Services

  • Messaging

    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.

  • Networking

    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.

  • Images

    ChinWag provides a free image hosting service. Share pictures with the world via ChinWag services or any other social site. Got something to show someone? We'll help!

  • Discussion

    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!

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Recent Posts

  • Current Chinwag Services

    A few updates, and some new features have been added to the Chinwag stable. Here’s an updated list of everything we have running right now.

    By ChinWag | October 23, 2017

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  • ChinWag Will Obey the Laws of Mathematics

    Despite recent comments that “the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia” and that legislation could override mathematical principles, we would like to assure our users that we will continue to obey the latter.

    By ChinWag | July 14, 2017

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  • Mastodon Deployed

    About two months ago, there was a big buzz that built up around Mastodon, a decentralised social network. I was really busy with the Melbourne Comedy Festival at the time, and didn’t get to take a look. I’ve had a look now, and taken advantage of the recent ChinWag server upgrade and extra resources to […]

    By ChinWag | June 27, 2017

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  • Inactive Account Purges

    ChinWag is coming up on two years old now, so there are a few “I’ll worry about that later” jobs that I now need to start worrying about. Inactive account handling is one that’ll need to be settled soon. I originally thought about never expiring accounts, simply on the basis that it avoids potential impersonation […]

    By ChinWag | January 21, 2017

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