Vaxbot, a service built by the Monal team to vaccinate people in the US and Canada was featured on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) The National and was broadcast nationwide.
This was great exposure for the project and XMPP in general, introducing it to a whole new population that likely skews older and less tech savvy. They don’t show Monal but you can see one of the users in the clip using Converse.js to access the bot. There has been a massive spike in new users since it aired on TV. At its peak in the US, we were doing about 1 million messages a day. We are approaching 800k again in Canada now.