We know. All your friends use AIM or ICQ or MSN or Yahoo. So why should you use Jabber?
It's open! No closed, hidden technologies here. Everything is open to inspection and correction.
It's decentralized! No one big consumer silo monitoring all your chats. You can run your own IM service, or use one of the existing public services.
It's secure! We respect your privacy and work hard to ensure that Jabber technologies are as secure as possible.
It's truly free! You don't have to pay to use Jabber - whether payment takes the form of money or advertisements.