Which non #bigtech social media platform is best?
Updated: Jan 12
Today is Saturday, January 9th, 2021. And wow, things sure have changed in the last week and especially in the last 24 hours!
I was going to suggest Parler as my first social media platform blog post ... but changed my mind. Right now they are being heavily censored by g o o g l e, a p p l e and that other online GIANT [starts with the letter A] that has made BILLIONS of $$ in the last 10 months! They all informed Parler that they will not host their apps or servers starting tonight. Parler will be down for a few days ... but don't worry ... they will be back.
I've been on Parler since last June and it's the one I'm most familiar with. However, I registered with MeWe and Gab a few months ago, but never really posted on their platforms. I just kept it in my back pocket for a later time. Well, that time is now!
I joined MeWe back in November of 2019. It's a place where several friends are connecting right now. It looks promising, but there's a big learning curve. It seems to be a hybrid between FB and Tweeter, but has a lot of information that's relevant and doesn't seem to be censored by big tech. You can access your contact list and see who has already joined. There's also the option to send a request to friends in your contact list. Message me and I'll send you a request to be my friend :)
Gab is a great alternative but the learning curve is similar to MeWe! It's very popular right now since Parler was censored. It will take a bit of patience to get registered because they are very overloaded. But don't give up!
They are gaining popularity too and seem to have a few more features than Gab. I have added a few friends, but am still playing around with it.