I’ve always said, “the more people I meet, the more I love dogs (especially, my dogs)”.
This not only includes people in public who I can walk away from and never see again, but those online as well. With Americans at odds against one another, you can really see how truly ugly people are. It’s no wonder why so many people become loners. People can truly suck!
but this isn’t what i wanted to talk about
What I want to talk about today, is options. I’m talking social media options or alternatives.
Most of us know about all the censoring that has been happening on Twitter and Facebook (mainly). It’s also happening on Instagram as well, which I deleted a month or so ago.
alternatives are great
I’m going to share a quick list with you so you can check out some alternatives to the normal, censored social media platforms. You’ll have to try them out for yourself as what I may like, you might not like.
Remember, not all platforms are created equally. So you will need to spend at least a few weeks to figure out if you like a platform or not.
Also, your experience is going to be only as good as what you put into it. You can’t register and let your account sit. Fill out your bio, add a picture to represent yourself, and start gabbing away. Mind you, if you are a bit timid or shy, you may find this difficult but remember this, you’re sitting behind a computer screen or your phone. These people don’t know you so be creative!
This is one of my new favs. Mewe is set up a lot like Facebook. It has the same options and you can post publicly or just to your contacts. There are pages to follow (i.e., News) and groups to join (i.e., dogs). Another one of the great things is NO ADS! I hate that on Facebook!
What is Mewe according to Mewe?
MeWe is the rapidly growing high integrity social network with all the social features people love along with no ads, no targeting, and no newsfeed manipulation. MeWe members own their data and are customers to serve and delight, and their data is #Not4Sale to advertisers, marketers, or politicians. Built on principles of trust, control and love…
I was on Revival Social for a little while. It almost looks exactly like Facebook and has all the features. No ads, no tracking, and total privacy are a plus! However, I was trying to trim down my new social media alternatives and let this one go.
What is Revival Social?
Tired of being censored by Big Tech? We were fed up, too! We decided to launch Revival Social to truly revive social media from censorship, and promote our 1st amendment right, for all. This is a free speech zone! We are still in BETA stage but are working hard to make Revival the best social media platform for free thinkers
I only spent a couple weeks here and it has all the same functionality of Facebook. It’s another Free site just like the ones above and could be a good alternative for some.
What is Wimkin?
Wimkin is a very user-friendly website and app that resembles Facebook to a great extent. The creator Jason Sheppard has made it its mission to enable people to post anything and share anything without being hounded by censorship police or entangled in a host of privacy guidelines and protocols.
Gab is another favorite of mine, however, when I first registered I was skeptical. I got a not so fuzzy feeling because there are a lot of political posts. However, if you join up in the many groups, you will find yourself checking your Gab account more often. Some of the groups I am a member of are Dogs (of course), Classic Cars, Good Morning Brigade, Guns of Gabs, and a few others.
I just had to give Gab another chance and I’m glad I did. I’m meeting some pretty cool peeps and making some new friends!
What is Gab?
A social network that champions free speech, individual liberty and the free flow of information online.
This is my favoritist platform! Is that even a word? Minds is like Twitter and Facebook combined. It’s very easy to navigate, post, and subscribe to others. The people on Minds are super friendly so I do highly recommend you give this one a shot. There are a variety of topics to follow along and talk to others about. Cooking, photography, politics, news, inspiration, etc.
The other cool thing about Minds is the ability to earn and give tokens. I haven’t really gotten into this part of it too much yet but am looking forward to finding out more.
What is Minds?
Minds is an alt-tech blockchain-based social network. Users can earn money or cryptocurrency for using Minds, and tokens can be used to boost their posts or crowdfund other users. Minds has been described as more privacy-focused than mainstream social media networks.
Parler is the last alternative that I can recommend to you. Although I’m no longer on the platform, I do have several friends who are.
My good friend, Lisa, has written about Parler and even has a tutorial for it. So instead of me rambling about it, find out more about Parler here —> It’s Time to Notice That Parler is Growing By Millions As It Returns!
having options is great
There are many more alternatives and tutorials out there for these platforms. The biggest thing about the Facebook and Twitter alternatives is free speech. Mind you, “free speech” doesn’t mean anything goes. There are still guidelines to follow but are very much more lenient and “middle of the line” than the other popular two.
i feel it’s my duty to share alternatives with you
Why stay on a platform where the content makes you miserable?
Why stay on a platform where you can’t speak your mind without getting “flagged” or “banned”?
Why not try something new where your voice is appreciated and the 1st Amendment is respected?
How likely are you give one or more the above alternatives a try?
Peace & Love xox