in #art3 months ago (edited)

Like many people who are trying to share content online but having it censored, I have a long history of checking out different social media platforms. I've set up accounts on a bunch of platforms and tried them out. Some I liked, and some I didn't. Here are my thoughts on some platforms.

Although I'd been a member of various websites and online groups since 2000, Facebook was where I set up my first mainstream social media account, back around 2010. Even then I found it boring, conservative, and full of sheeple, but it wasn't as heavily censored back then and I often seemed to offend people and turn friends into people who would no longer speak to me, so after a while I didn't use it much, and I stopped using it all together by 2016.

But I recently started using it again, mainly to meet up with like minded people exposing the globalist agenda - these days if you get a bunch of new friends it can provide a surprisingly full on timeline, and by using memes and misspelt words it is possible to work around the heavy censorship to some extent. My entire domain www.frot.co.nz is blocked by Facebook, but I can still link to my blog posts on the Hive blockchain - https://peakd.com/@frot

To get around being blocked, as well as my original FB account (actually using my real name!), I also have a back up account that I can switch to when needed. I sort of hate FB and would prefer not to use it, but right now it seems like a good platform for mass awakening, just because of the vast number of users. No doubt about it though, FB is the enemy!

Here is my "real" Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/wapfwellington

And this is my backup Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100054208008403

So I'm grudgingly using Facebook against my better judgement, but what platforms am I actually into?

HIVE - First and foremost for me is the Hive blockchain - I have about half a dozen accounts, but I mainly use my @frot account.

This is where I get paid to post and curate, where I post my best content, and where I have a real investment (of both time and earnings that I've left invested in the platform. Here I've made friends, and learned about cryptocurrencies and a bunch of other interesting stuff.

There are different front ends to view the Hive blockchain on - my favorite is the most popular one, PeakD. Here is my account on PeakD: https://peakd.com/@frot

And here it is on the second most popular Hive-Blog front end: https://hive.blog/@frot

The ability to view the same content on multiple different front ends is one of the things that make it harder to censor a blockchain

So what's wrong with Hive? - it's way too complex for most people, there are developers and code geeks going on about geek stuff all the time, there is an inner circle of wealthy accounts that get a big cut of the reward pool, it takes a lot of learning to get good at using it, and it is aimed at long form quality content, so there is no place for sharing selfies (good, I hate selfies) or memes (bad, I like memes). If you just post copy and paste "shitposts" you may well get downvoted for plagiarism, so it will never replace Facebook or Twitter, but it is the cutting edge of social media and the only place you can earn real money for blogging.

GAB - Gab is fun - people wonder where I get all my memes and lolpics from - Gab is awesome for that. I just share every meme I like and don't really interact with anyone, or give a toss about anything. It's not really social at all, but it's fast and loose.


FLOTE - It has great minimalist design and the founders are really nice people who post, interact, and clearly have their hearts in the right place. It lacks users and needs development, but it's cool, it works surprisingly well, and I like it. One day it may take off, and I hope it does and it replaces Facebook.


Here are a couple of Facebook alternatives I've just been sussing out.

MEWE - dumb name but an OK site - it has some things I like and it really could become a new Facebook. It's not perfect, but neither is Facebook, and it seems to be uncensored. So this is my pick for a potential Facebook replacement.


WIMKIN - OMFG that name is a killer, I can't take it seriously... It's an OK site I suppose, but if there is a mass shift from Facebook I'm picking MeWe over Wimkin. And when I went back to try it again my login wouldn't work so I lost interest. Probably a dead end.



PARLER - I was unable to set up an account because it wouldn't text my login code, and it was already a pain in the arse doing the initial account set up. There are already rumours of censorship. And I hear it's very focused on moronic American politics. So I'm not picking this one to go big.

Here are some platforms I have accounts on but never use:

Minds - it is well regarded online, but it's all a bit too serious and I never got into it. Possibly it's full of libtards: https://www.minds.com/frot/

POCKETNET - It seemed like a good idea, but the site ran like a pig and I gave up on it. It may well work better now, but I can't see it going mainstream.


STEEMIT - I used it for 3 1/2 years, but in the end I was mad as hell with the owners, and on the day it hardforked and split into Hive (March 20 2020) I stopped using it and have never gone back. I have some bad blood with that platform, and was happy to see the back of it, but all my old content is still on there.


So my picks are Facebook for sheer numbers, Hive for best platform, GAB for most fun, Flote for best minimalist design, and WeMe for best potential Facebook replacement. (I have long avoided Twitter and Reddit like the plague)

Posted from my blog with SteemPress : http://www.frot.co.nz/design/computing/uncensored-alternatives-to-facebook/


I'm just sick of getting banned on Facebook.. Its fucking stupid..

You can see murder torture and abuse.

But this gets you banned


Minds.com is for Communist Lefties only - I deleted my account.

That would not be me :)

Yea you warned me about it- and I tried it and YOU were correct.

also did you ever try https://ello.co/ for artists? and lets not forget about https://dada.art/home - which I did not really like that much after a while...

do you like the ello site?

No I could never get into it

I tried Blurlt.world and it works well. The wealth and rewards are distributed evenly. It lacks Hive's tech but gets along on its own. I think you can say whatever you want there.

Thinking of looking into it myself. You're the third person I've seen mention it in a good light.

More users joined in. I have no node problems and it's kind of fun.

Blur it world?


Oh Blurt - I tried that when it came out and was very unimpressed

Co.tyrone slang for a woman's heavy period discharge
You are a wile bit of blurt

"Go change your blurt rag you grumpy mare"

Friend 1 "did you get the ride from her"
Friend 2 "naw sure the blurt was dripping out of her"


Excellent. And well sourced. Right from the horses mouth.

Did you say horse?


are you sure that's how to spell it? that gets me no where...


with the ones I've used or known, agreed, MINDS was not my cup of tea, I used other names on things and felt a lot was just lacking or steemclones that are flashes in pans or too uppity or whatever, Twitter and Instagram I loathe yet get their purpose for some things but feel it's just like arms of Kali for the societal destructiveness it has op/ed

I'm into Hive, but right now NZ is in deep shit and I'm doing everything I can online to undermine our commie NWO government, so FB it has to be - NZ is very into FB - there are almost no Kiwis on Hive, so local change is not going to happen here


Twitter is ground zero, imo - plenty of conflict with snowflakes there, to keep you busy
(not that I would condone trying to make people think, or anything)...
parler? echo chamber-y...

I've open up accounts in a couple of places (not connected this place in the slightest).

conflict with snow flakes - are you into s&m as well ?

.....obviously. Isn't everyone that likes the truth?
(Seems like it has to be prerequisite, nowadays).


Thanks for all the tips on alternative social media.

I agree with you about GAB.com it is just loose and free. I get very little interaction there, but yes, they do have some great memes.

I was censored on Instagram, but since I deleted my entire Google/Gmail accounts, I lost my art blog and photo slideshows, I decided to set up an Instagram account. They censored me on one post so far, because of my #CovidScam cartoons, when I mentioned Event 201. But my plan is to get my entire collection up there so I'll still have a free slideshow for people to check out.

Sorry you hate Twitter. I am surprised I haven't been banned yet with the sort of RTs, comments, and posts I make, but it's probably because I'm just a flea on the elephant's ass of the NWO. Too small in numbers of followers to bother with--Bots have better things to do. Still for sheer communication and interaction I think Twitter is the best and quickest way to reach like or unlike minds. If you follow the informed it is amazing how fast you get access to news stories breaking.




Now following you on Gab!

You deserve a much wider following, but that is easier said than done.

A problem with all these different platforms is that it's hard to find people or know where they are posting. I'm going to do a profile page with links to all my accounts - sort of like this post but just a simple list I can link to, with all my account links in one place.

One of the things I liked about WeMe is that it's good for doing albums.

The main thing I hate about Twitter is that it's a stream of information overload - as I think it was always intended to be.

I do have a Twitter account - I last posted on it six months ago - following you now (I am following five people now)



well there you have it!

Just counter-followed you X and tweeted your bluebird. I'll have to check our WeMe.


I tried it, but didn't like the way they had the photo gallery set up.

Do you troll yourself from your alt accounts on multiple platforms to make it seem like anyone gives a fuck about your blog?

Not usually - I did a couple of times on Steemit, but I'm a prick and I don't want to talk to myself :)

I agree with you 100% @frot , except for the parts that I don't...!!!
Here's a 'picture' for you, since I know you like to see them in comments, otherwise I wouldn't have bothered scouring online for three hours trying to find one that's suitable.

That picture is plagiarism! - you stole it off that anarchist FROT site...

Have another one: