As the title says, there is a new social platform on the block and not a moment too soon as we desperately need an alternative to Twitter and others. Somehow I missed this post by Liberty Speaks published last fall and so I am publishing it now.
The social platform about which Liberty writes is CounterSocial. Disclosure, although I am unfamiliar with CounterSocial, I believe that everyone has a right to his or her own views and a right to express those views which is the problem with Twitter, Facebook and others.
Four words come to mind, “break up the monopoly.” (Now where have I heard that before?) The alternative is that they exist.
Please note that Liberty has also taken the time and effort to update the post as is necessary. Well worth checking out.
Read about the social media platform that actually cares about and protects its users instead of exploiting their information
Author’s Note: *UPDATES at the bottom of the article
Back in the late 90’s, someone had the bright idea to combine a simple adjective with a well-known noun. Fast forward twenty years and those two words haven’t been separated since.
SOCIAL: (adj) relating to human society, the interaction of the individual or the group, or the welfare of human beings as members of society social institutions
MEDIA: (noun) the main means of mass communication (broadcasting, publishing and the internet) regarded collectively
What a behemoth those two words have become. It has the power to connect, strengthen and enhance our lives, but used nefariously, it can disrupt, abuse and destroy a life.
I touched on that abuse and destruction back in October of 2016 when I wrote of the vitriol and belligerent attacks being thrown around online just prior to the election. A Democrat, A Republican and an Independent All Walk Into a Bar focused on how the traditional rules and niceties of “No politics, No religion” that once governed etiquette, decorum and decency had stopped being subscribed to specifically on our social media platforms[…]
Liberty’s additional creds are below:
LibertySpeaks on http://counter.social
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