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October 09, 2016

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svh

I'm in the sign-up queue.

Connor

Er... what's gab?

David

Er... what’s gab?

A nascent alternative to Twitter.

Connor

Thanks, David.

Theophrastus

I don't want an alternative to Twitter: I want no Twitter - a Twitter-free world.

Jonathan

Welcome.

David

I don’t want an alternative to Twitter: I want no Twitter - a Twitter-free world.

Setting aside Twitter’s political bias, which has become increasingly obvious in recent months, it’s just not my preferred format. I read a few accounts as part of my daily browsing and often find things of interest, but I’m too much of a gasbag for 140 characters or whatever the limit is. And I’m not sure I want to be perpetually engaged in lots of short, shouty arguments, all delivered one or two sentences at a time.

I suppose it appeals to people who can’t commit to blogging, or who don’t like blogging. But almost 10 years in, and thanks in large part to the commenters here, I still do.

jkrank

I figure I'd follow you, then follow your followers, but most of the followers I already follow or follow me. Thinking about it, that follows.

sH2

Wonder what Milo makes of this. :-)

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/245882/

Spiny Norman

sH2,

I read a rumor, allegedly started (likely in jest) by Milo himself, that he's interested in buying 4Chan.

Spiny Norman

The Twitter format works fairly well for some, like David Burge (aka Iowahawk), who are good at witty (and/or satirical) one-liners.

David

The Twitter format works fairly well for some, like David Burge (aka Iowahawk)

Yes, he gives good pith.

Justin

Yeth.

ftumch

Signed up, so I could cyber stalk follow David. I am #89528 in the waiting list, crikey.

Spiny Norman

Unsurprisingly, Milo's was the first Gab account to reach 10,000 followers.

I was an early sign-up, but I haven't posted anything yet. Nonetheless, I have 9 followers.

redlonghorn

I signed up and am #90-thousand-something in line. I had wondered whether the frustration with Twitter was really that widespread or mostly limited to a small group of politically active conservatives. I think the massive waiting list for Gab pretty much answers that question. There is obviously a lot of demand for a replacement Twitter. In other words, for what Twitter was before a few years ago.

Captain Nemo

I rather like your profile background. Even if, in my opinion, Diamonds Are Forever is the weakest Sean Connery Bond film.

PiperPaul

Hey, I just followed you!
@Eric_Hoffers_Thumb

Hal

I am #89528 in the waiting list, crikey.

and

I signed up and am #90-thousand-something in line.

I decided Oh, whatever, lessee what happens, and also got 89,xxx or so in the queue, and got a concurring email:

> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: You're now in the line to #SpeakFreely
> Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 02:41:22 +0000
> From: Eleanor from Gab.ai
>
> Thank you for registering for Gab! Our mission is to put people first
> and promote free speech and expression. All are welcome on Gab, and
> always will be.
>
> Currently Gab is in beta, it may take up to two weeks to receive your
> invitation due to high demand from around the world.

'k fine, so notified, I'll see if anything ever does come of this, someday, mebbe . . .

> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: It's your turn to #SpeakFreely
> Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 03:10:37 +0000
> From: Eleanor from Gab.ai
>
> GAB.

W.

T.

F.

?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!

Um. 'k, fine.

Hal Raschid is now also following David Thompson, @Guild-Of-Evil . . . .

And that shot of Blofeld is indeed gorgeously done . . . . . .

Sooooo, for reference, ftumch, redlonghorn? Are y'all still in the queue?

ftumch

I'm in.

Franklin

Followed.

David

Followed.

Yay. I have followers. Now if anyone has any tips, pointers, words of warning, etc., this would be the place to share them.

Tim Newman

I'm still bloody waiting...7 days and counting. :(

Tim Newman

Now if anyone has any tips, pointers, words of warning, etc., this would be the place to share them.

No land wars in Asia.

sk60

Now if anyone has any tips, pointers, words of warning, etc., this would be the place to share them.

Don't eat sandwiches you found on a bus.

redlonghorn

Are y'all still in the queue?

Nope, got the email this morning confirming I was in. After also getting the "it may take two weeks" email yesterday.

redlonghorn

I'm still bloody waiting...7 days and counting. :(

Where are you located? Maybe it's a geography thing. If you couldn't tell from my username, I'm located in Texas.

David

Don’t eat sandwiches you found on a bus.

Heh. I’m assuming that knowledge was won the hard way, first hand.

Hal

Maybe it's a geography thing.

Um. . . . ?? As I've commented over time, I'm in the SF Bay area, where if I.P. addresses are noted as part of the processing, that should show geography . . . and no idea from there . . .

Captain Nemo

Now if anyone has any tips, pointers, words of warning, etc., this would be the place to share them.

Never fight a war on two fronts.

KrakowJosh

Joined the queue two or three weeks ago, got my acceptance on Saturday.
https://gab.ai/fakejoshuatree

Alice

Don’t eat sandwiches you found on a bus.

LOL

WTP

Never fight a war on two fronts.

Unless of course you are the US and/or UK and it's WWII. But the sandwiches on a bus thing, you can take that to the bank.

David

But the sandwiches on a bus thing, you can take that to the bank.

The only edible thing I can remember finding on a bus was chewing gum. But you really had to get your nail in there to prise it off the seat.

Joan

OT but...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z101cfb5exA

David

OT but...

Heh. “Bring her back online.”

Tim Newman

I'm in Paris. Maybe the French servers are on strike?

Paul

The only edible thing I can remember finding on a bus was chewing gum. But you really had to get your nail in there to prise it off the seat.

Be fair though, David, it was delicious with a certain tang that you didn't get from the shop bought variety. The effort was well worth it, even removing fluff and hairs.

redlonghorn

Maybe the French servers are on strike?

Maybe the servers are on their six weeks annual vacation.

Sam

But Twitter is totally impartial...

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/breaking-james-okeefe-locked-twitter-posting-videos-exposing-corruption-video/

John D

But You Tube is totally impartial...

http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/10/youtube-puts-prager-university-videos-in-restricted-mode/

Runcie Balspune

Am I right in thinking you need a Gab account just to follow?

David

Am I right in thinking you need a Gab account just to follow?

At present, yes.

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