Respose to a podcast 2
While It's good we have services like XMPP, It won't have any real world impact.
Providing alternatives Is not enough. The only way of solving this issue Is overthrowing capitalism and putting these big tech platforms like YouTube and Facebook under public ownership with democratic accountability.
Monopolies are part of human nature and we can't win under their rules.
With #Whatsapp I would rather use SMS as It's already built Into your phone anyway.