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#1 SuperSapien64

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 04:34 PM

I know Facebook and Twitter are still reasonably popular, but they have began to start censoring people based off there political beliefs although I don't really use social media all that much outside of YouTube and Google+. So I'm offering some alternatives to services such as Twitter, Facebook & YouTube. If you have any sites you found that want to share please feel free to. :)

No:1  Minds its sort of like a cross between Twitter and Facebook https://www.minds.com/

No: 2 Vidme is an alternative to YouTube. https://vid.me/

No: 3 Gab is a Twitter alternative. https://gab.ai/



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 06:14 PM

why is an alternative needed when the none of the aforementioned is being used.  Many years ago, when this all started with bulletin boards, you picked the particular genre of topics and logged in.  Found it to be then as some complain now about "trolls".  Main reason many people stopped using their personal radios (GMRS, FRS, CB) when the foul language was more than most could bear.  First, I protect my identity, will seldom join a site initially with real info.  I have many user names I rotate with specific email addresses to track which sites will sell my info and they get chopped.  Experienced the same problem with magazine subscriptions, as they were selling mailing lists that were three years old.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:09 PM

Sorry for the late reply I've busy.

The reason why its important to have alternatives to the social media giants is to preserve freedom of speech and to offer competition so as not to allow monopolies.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:36 AM

Forums as these is about all of the social online social media I'll ever do.

 

Never had any need for a Facebook account although most people I know seem to be on Facebook 24-7 which I never will understand. :scratchhead: 

 

Guess I'm to old school as I still use the telephone and my cell phone for keeping in touch with family and friends. :thumbup2:

 

Toolman :)


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:03 PM

Forums as these is about all of the social online social media I'll ever do.

 

Never had any need for a Facebook account although most people I know seem to be on Facebook 24-7 which I never will understand. :scratchhead:

 

Guess I'm to old school as I still use the telephone and my cell phone for keeping in touch with family and friends. :thumbup2:

 

Toolman :)

Yeah I don't have a Facebook account either, I'd much rather have a discussion here then on social media people just seem more polite and rational on this site compared to most social media sites. :) But I do watch a fair amount of YouTube and it doesn concern me how YT is censoring people on there site I think its just a matter of time before YouTube becomes a shadow of its former self because there going to chase away so many people.



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 12:16 PM

http://forums.nexopia.com/forums/attention-seekers.30/ Doesnt censor unless its nudity or gore. You can post all the political stuff you want.

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 09:04 PM

http://forums.nexopia.com/forums/attention-seekers.30/ Doesnt censor unless its nudity or gore. You can post all the political stuff you want.

Thats funny cause the corporate establishment news breaks these rules all the time. 



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 09:58 PM

Typewriters destroyed penmanship, calculators turned mathematical minds to mush and spell checkers... 'nuff said.
Starting with email and now social media and the texting rage, is verbal communication on its way out too?

It's convenient for many though.  Like Toolman, I prefer personal communication whenever possible.
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 11:25 PM

 Haha, that is well said, never thought about it that way, but you are right :thumbsup2:

 

Typewriters destroyed penmanship, calculators turned mathematical minds to mush and spell checkers... 'nuff said.
Starting with email and now social media and the texting rage, is verbal communication on its way out too?

It's convenient for many though.  Like Toolman, I prefer personal communication whenever possible.


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 08:27 AM

There are open chat protocols like XMPP/Jabber and IRC which are still kicking around today although have been on the decline since proprietary messaging has risen and mobiles have become more used. Mastodon and diaspora* are two good decentralised social networks.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:42 AM

Typewriters destroyed penmanship, calculators turned mathematical minds to mush and spell checkers... 'nuff said.
Starting with email and now social media and the texting rage, is verbal communication on its way out too?

It's convenient for many though.  Like Toolman, I prefer personal communication whenever possible.

 

I would disagree about spell checkers. Have you read some of the letters that are posted? 


Edited by georgehenry, 08 November 2017 - 06:42 AM.


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 10:06 PM

I know Facebook and Twitter are still reasonably popular, but they have began to start censoring people based off there political beliefs although I don't really use social media all that much outside of YouTube and Google+. So I'm offering some alternatives to services such as Twitter, Facebook & YouTube. If you have any sites you found that want to share please feel free to. :)

No:1  Minds its sort of like a cross between Twitter and Facebook https://www.minds.com/

No: 2 Vidme is an alternative to YouTube. https://vid.me/

No: 3 Gab is a Twitter alternative. https://gab.ai/

Social Media Alternatives?

How about meeting groups of people for real!  No "social media" involved.  



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Posted 30 March 2018 - 10:11 PM

 

Forums as these is about all of the social online social media I'll ever do.

 

Never had any need for a Facebook account although most people I know seem to be on Facebook 24-7 which I never will understand. :scratchhead:

 

Guess I'm to old school as I still use the telephone and my cell phone for keeping in touch with family and friends. :thumbup2:

 

Toolman :)

Yeah I don't have a Facebook account either, I'd much rather have a discussion here then on social media people just seem more polite and rational on this site compared to most social media sites. :) But I do watch a fair amount of YouTube and it doesn concern me how YT is censoring people on there site I think its just a matter of time before YouTube becomes a shadow of its former self because there going to chase away so many people.

 

YouTube is something different than Twitter or Facebook.  YouTube is a great system for presenting a variety of demonstrations, displays, performances, help-guides, discussions and interviews; so many things.  It does not need to be split from social media, but it is different.



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Posted 31 March 2018 - 02:04 PM

@ cafejose

 

Yeah having a local meeting places could prove to be pretty nice, theres nothing like talking to someone in person. :thumbup2:

 

But YouTubes comment section is the social media part of YT and it can be quite toxic.



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Posted 31 March 2018 - 04:22 PM

Social Media Alternatives?

 

How about meeting groups of people for real!  No "social media" involved.  

 

Yep I have to agree, how about meeting groups of people in person for real.

 

The wife and I go to Church functions you know dinners and dances etc and we have a blast and that is an excellent form of socializing with others. :thumbup2:

 

We also have neighborhood functions and dinners throughout the year and again an excellent form of socializing with others. :thumbup2:

 

I guess being in our middle sixties we know what real socializing is and the enjoyment we have being involved.

 

 

Only my opinion.

 

 

Life is good. :wink:


Edited by The-Toolman, 31 March 2018 - 04:27 PM.

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