A Little More on Gab

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:03:54 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

I promised to say more on Gab. Here 'tis.

I am absolutely loving Gab. 300 characters is qualitatively different from Twitter's 140. You can use it as a micro-blogging platform. There's room in a post for a paragraph and a couple of links. And I'm using it that way.

But it's also social media, with lots of back-and-forth. Lots of silly. Lots of serious. Lots of just people being people.

Right now, it's largely a domain of the alt right. Lots of Donald Trump suporters. But they encourage anyone who wants to engage in truly free speech to join the party. And there are a handful of libertarians and anarchists there. Like me.

It's only going to get better. Version 2 ships soon, along with an iPhone app, with Android to follow shortly thereafter.

The beta queue is 100,000, so it may take a while to get in. Nudging @getongab or @torbohax (Gab's CEO) on Twitter can sometimes speed that up.

They just crossed a million posts!

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