Posted by ycandrea 1 year, 6 months ago to Culture
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There is a Galt's Gulch on MeWe now! I love it.

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  • Posted by Turfprint 1 year, 6 months ago
    I just made this comment on another article but it seems to fit here... "I suspect the powers that be will start mining social media past for trouble makers. ""What you said will be used against you"" slogan for the word police."
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  • Posted by $ DriveTrain 1 year, 6 months ago
    I've been on MeWe since midsummer 2020 and like it lots. As a comparatively-young personal media site MW is still a little sparse in content, but presumably that content thing will continuously improve as time goes on. (N.B.: As part of my bid to reclaim language I've discontinued use of "social" media in favor of "personal media," though admittedly I'm spitting into the wind.) I'm thinking the content-accumulation will accelerate, particularly in the wake of this new Leftwing-bookburner lurch among the online tech entities and of course the Biden term (note: singular noun - assuming the GOP can ditch Trump for good, and find a better figurehead.)

    => I want to encourage everybody who's signed up there to make it a habit to go there daily and interact. The site won't go anywhere if people keep it in cold storage. Speaking from roughly nine months' usage I can remember my early visits to MW being a little sporadic, but with the continued downward spiral of Faceplant into the alarming muck of dissent-muzzling and the near-palpable demand there for heel-clicking conformity, these days my Faceplant vs. MeWe mix has become roughly 20%-80%, respectively. In general the shift has allowed a diminution of time wasted on personal media overall, but... compared to Faceplant, MeWe is a breath of fresh air and a place I'm happy to hang out. These days I only go to Faceplant once every couple weeks, for a cursory look around and maybe to rave at SoL Music and Romanticism Watch about my latest discovery in books and Rock and such.

    To date paltry few on my Friend list at Faceplant have done the move, though admittedly my multiple proddings haven't had much time to ferment. But if Rotting Stone mag hates MeWe and had splattered a veritable machine-gun-volley of well-poisoning epithets at it as early as spring 2019, you gotta know it's a good thing:

    On minor gripes: YMMV but I think MW is in dire need of an aesthetic style intervention, and though it's far, far too late now, I'm not a big fan of the site's name either. But when I go back to Faceplant to check up on things in "lurker" mode it's a little like stepping into a sewer. Well, except for the Romanticism Watch page and the Sense Of Life Music page. Both of which I really wish would join the rest of us in doing that migration.

    Another caveat: There is of course no guarantee that MeWe will not at some point join The Dark Side - what with them cookies &amp. Despite the fact that the site creator Mark Weinstein is a self-described libertarian, which means maybe just maybe someone who is respectful of individualism at minimum - (Whoa! 'Just realized: Mark Weinstein is also "MW," so likely a part of how the lame site name got chosen?) - the "co-creator" was a lefty named Jonathan Wolfe. (Jonathan. What is it with that name and collectivist affinity?) Wolfe reportedly no longer works at MW so that's likely a groundless worry, but just a reminder: Non-collectivist media entities can and do morph into collectivist-friendly entities. Just have a look at the handover of FoxNews to one of Murdoch's leftwing sons, and said offspring's subsequent installation of leftist Suzanne Scott as FoxNews CEO. FN hasn't gone Full CNN yet, but... emphasis on "yet." Falun Gong-owned - and therefore staunchly anti-communist - news organization The Epoch Times is growing steroids-style as a result, but... cautionary tale.
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  • Posted by starznbarz 1 year, 6 months ago
    We have a media page and our photography business page on FB, the media page is a target for the "fact checkers", usually for their favorite catch all, "missing context". Uh huh. We have established both our pages at , it is similar to FB in format, owned and operated by retired SEALs. There is no censorship. We keep our FB pages (for now), only because it gives me pleasure to use their platform to point out the bias, suppression of facts and the overt selective censorship they display on their platform.
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  • Posted by $ Thoritsu 1 year, 6 months ago
    Just joined MeWe.

    However, the barrier to entry on that group is off-putting. Certainly don't need a spot where a bunch of ascot-wearing Randians, sit around and debate her use of Oxford commas and give reading assignments to people who haven't read every one of her "gospel" papers.

    May try it later. I am a libertarian. Ayn had great ideas, and objectivism is enlightening and interesting, but she was not perfect, and it is not my religion. (notice the select use of the comma, not the Oxford rule)
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    • Posted by $ root1657 1 year, 6 months ago
      I'd largely agree with you. Doesnt come up much here, but she did tend to run it almost like a religion... Benjamin Wilker goes into this in depth in his book '10 Books Every Conservative Must Read'. Anyone who even questioned her was excommunicated, even if you were asking why she was sleeping with your husband...
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      • Posted by $ Thoritsu 1 year, 6 months ago
        “Sleeping with your husband”?!??!? Hilarious!!!

        Similar spiteful response to Libertarians.

        I forgive her, but not the people who attempt to make an issue of the one degree of political separation between Libertarians and Collectivists, while the world burns. They are modern Neros, insane from leaden cookware.
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  • Posted by $ ColinJ67 1 year, 6 months ago
    I have seen a comment that MeWe had begun caving to pressure to curb free speech on it's platform. To those that are there, have you seen this? A thank you to those who take a moment or two to respond.
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    • Posted by 1 year, 6 months ago
      I have only been on MeWe for a month, so I have not noticed any of that yet. I do know that as of January, MeWe announced it would not tolerate threats of violence to an individual just for safety standards.
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