Post: #798969 bob
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:55 pm
Sibley's blog: A New Social Network
For the past few weeks I have been working on a project that diverges significantly from my prior efforts. That project is a new type of Social Network platform found at Alt19.co (not ".com").
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Notably, Twitter, Facebook and Reddit among others have all decided they have the "right" to determine what can be said and what cannot be according to their "moral" code.
I believe just the opposite. That a free society can only grow as a result of enduring the "free speech" of idiots, trolls and the like as the alternative is an enforced-from-above idealogy that can only trend towards tyranny of thought, word and then deed.
at his new social media site, https://alt19.co/
there is ONE guy (Pieter Jansegers - jansegers) that has a bunch of posts about WORDS, verbs, spelling, language, that kind of stuff
Scroll down. I don't know how to link to a specific comment.
Blair Sibley Aug 22, 2016 (Updated Aug 22, 2016) in Welcome Space STICKED PUBLIC
Friends, it pains me to have to make this post, but I'm afraid we have not reached sufficient critical mass to justify the continuation of this site. It currently costs around $200 a month to keep it up. With the number of users we have, ads alone would not be enough to cover this cost. Additionally, my personal life has become incredibly turbulent in the past few weeks (which is why I haven't been able to put the proper attention and care into the site that I would've liked to). Unless something incredible happens in the next week (e.g. someone takes over the site/we get funding from somewhere else/it goes viral somehow), all of which is incredibly unlikely, I'm afraid this is the end of the road for Alt19.
I encourage you to continue posting and spreading the word about Donald Trump and the issues that matter to all of us. I have recently learned of a platform called Gab, which has taken the same initiative we have, with a slightly bigger crew (and more media attention). If you are looking for an alternative platform to social media giants like Twitter and Facebook, Gab looks like a solid place to start.
Thank you all so much for making this place such a vibrant and exciting community. I hope you all have enjoyed your time here at Alt19, and I am truly sorry that I was unable to take this as far as I wanted--and I know we all wanted--it to go.
Unless something significant changes, we are scheduled to take the site down on August 26th, 2016.
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I figure less than 300 members. About 12 pages that show a list of 25 members a page.