Parler is the NEW Social Media Network that Promises NO Censorship. Parler is set up like Twitter and has been referred to as a Twitter clone. They offer both Android and iPhone apps that makes sharing a cinch. With the bias-censorship toward conservatives and Trump supporters, Parler is rapidly growing as word of it’s existence spreads. 🙂
Update 06/15/19: According to a knowledgeable source there are problems with mass registration of Arabs. It has been said, verified by Reuters, in a single day some 230,000 Arab registrations were made on Parler. My source claims to be receiving post comments in Arabic that when translated are nasty and even threatening. It’s been said another high profile verified member who was booted off Twitter has received death threats.
On my posts the rush of new verified (real person members) echoing and voting up posts has slowed to a crawl. The greatest majority now are by Arabs and unverified accounts with either none or generic avatars. I was following everyone that followed me or echoed / up-voted posts, but now only follow real person members.
My brand account was registered on Twitter in 2013 and has amassed a whopping 311 followers. In the few weeks on Parler, I’ve gained 742 followers. I’m not an influencer so my posts don’t get much attention. Looking at my profile what i have shared gets little response, virtually no response on Twitter, but Facebook seems to work best for me.
Considering what happened to Gab the other Twitter alternative, I’m smelling a rat in the woodpile! 😡 It’s possible we could be witnessing a targeted attack by big tech attempting to intimidate Parler’s members into leaving. It’s politics on the left that are controlling the message on major social media sites, and this site is definitely smashing the big boys toes.
As mentioned below, Parler’s user agreement states it’s for members living in America only. The site content is still being pushed out of a single AWS node in Seattle. IF it were DNS hosted by CloudFlare problem countries could be blocked, including TOR and other proxies, even on the free plan, which would be a better solution than what they have now. I’m just an old used car dealer (trust-me) and net hobbyist. But I’m good at what i do on the net. 🙂
Update 06/12/19: After sharing a post i blogged about creepy uncle Joe Biden , a post titled ‘whats up with all the Saudis’ was observed. Another brought up an interesting point. In the Parler user agreement, section 2.3 states, ‘You live in the United States of America and will only use the Services while living in the Unites States of America’. Who reads TOS agreements?
Meanwhile I’m still observing ‘high network usage’ at times, and the site content appears to be pushed out of a single Amazon Web Services (AWS) node in Seattle, WA. It’s been my experience there are lots of bad actors hiding behind AWS IP’s. I’ve blocked several AWS Autonomous System Name (ASN) ranges due to content scrapers and abusive bots. If it were up to me, I’d be using CloudFlare for it’s CDN and Firewall as mentioned below. 🙄
Update 06/10/19: Last night (Sunday) apparently the site went down, or had an android app failure. Was displaying high network volume. Judging from the social sites huge success, especially during peak time, indicates more horsepower (cpu & memory) is needed.
Parler is putting a hurt on Twitter with the MAGA team flocking to it. Also understand, this is a site under high demand and there will be moments visitors may experience glitches, please keep trying! Just now the android app is unresponsive, but via desktop i was able to log in, but search is not loading right sidebar contents. Admins will get these bugs whacked soon! 🙂
Another helpful tidbit from the good Internet Doctor. To kick Parler into high gear, I suggest dns hosting by CloudFlare for their content delivery network (cdn.) Resource usage will drastically decrease, as speed increases. CloudFlare security & caching cant be beat!
Update 06/09/19: Parler Android app has been updated adding new features.
- Added Follow button to notification’s and user’s list, for easier following.
- Easier navigation from comments to the parent content.
- 2FA security settings options are now enabled.
- Improved comment display handling.
- Stability improvements.