Goodbye Skype, hello Jitsi

In the spirit of Tino Sehgal, who not only refuses to travel by plane himself, but also insists that the performers of his work don’t travel by plane, I am responding to people who want to Skpe(tm) me by asking them to talk over Jitsi.

This is achieved in the following steps:

  1. Download Jitsi https://jitsi.org/
  2. Get an XMPP account – there’s a list here: https://xmpp.net/directory.php or just plump for http://jabber.hot-chilli.net/ which is good for English speakers 😉 (lots are German). You can even use GoogleTalk, but let’s not eh?
  3. Add this newly created account to Jitsi. File > Add new account, Select network > XMPP, full jabber id which should look like an id address e.g. danbelasco@jabber.org
  4. Make Jitsi more secure following instructions here https://securityinabox.org/en/jitsi_account#2.4
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