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I am not a doctor, none of the information on any of these pages pertaining to the Ketogenic Diet or Adrenal Fatigue should be considered medical advice and should not replace the care of your personal physician. I am simply eager to share the information I have learned while on my own journey to health. Before you embark on this journey, please consult with your physician.
Updated July 12, 2021 with this post: I Stopped Posting to Facebook for a Year and This Is What Happened
Update January 2, 2021 to remove outdated information and update the new name of a platform I still use.
Updated November 9, 2020 to remove outdated information and add one more platform that I am using and love!
If you’ve been on Facebook lately, you know that they’ve been heavily censoring content.
Posts are being mysteriously removed or covered by a warning that the information has been reviewed by “independent fact checkers” and been found to be false.
Even when that information is either in dispute or been proven – by research – to be true.
Zuckerberg has claimed several times that Facebook is a neutral platform.
I think most users know that Facebook is far from neutral, and is not a platform but a publisher – and therefore should be required to let all sides stand.
But it doesn’t.
I don’t think I need to share anything more about censorship of Facebook an other Big Tech. You can read for yourself my newsletter I wrote on September 1 here.
What I want to share with you today is two platforms I have joined that are safe and guarantee free speech.
MeWe is a social media platform very similar to Facebook.
It is easy to set up and is safe and does not censor content.
That said, I’d caution you to either monitor who you accept as friends or adjust your settings so that only contacts of contacts can send you a request (found in Privacy and Sharing under Settings).
I have had weirdos add me and later had pornography show up in my timeline.
My response was to block them, and it took care of the offensive content.
They do not, however, allow illegal content on their platform (obviously). Other than that, everyone else is allowed. So be cautious of who you add as a contact.
Here is more information on MeWe:
MeWe is a privately owned platform started by Mark Weinstein. Here is what you won’t find on MeWe:
- Facial recognition
- Fact Checkers
Your personal data is not sold, unlike on Facebook.
What you will find on MeWe:
- Posting text and image, gif, video, voice-posts, and stickers
- You can format your posts with bold, italics, and strike-through
- You can share other’s posts, react to their posts multiple times through a wide variety of emojis
- You can write a very detailed bio and even add and change facts about what you’re eating, drinking, listening to, and a favorite quote
- You can set privacy in your posts to contacts, public, private
- You can set your profile to private and exclude MeWe from allowing your profile to show up in a MeWe search
You also have group, pages, and chat. You have group chat as well as 1-on-1 chat.
You an set up an events calendar, have cloud storage.
MeWe is a FREE platform, but does offer an upgrade to MeWe Pro for a small monthly fee. Here is more about MeWe Pro.
How to use MeWe
At the top of your homepage, click on “Tell your contacts what’s happening” and write a post as you would on Facebook.
You can include links, pictures, choose a gif, a file from your hard drive, a video, or even record your post instead of writing it.
You can format it with bold, italics, or strike-through, include emojis, and hashtags.
You can also control who sees your post.
At the top of your home page is a place where you can join groups and follow pages.
Many groups require your membership to be approved. Simply fill out the form and wait approval to join.
Gracebook Liberty Circle
Formerly known as Gracebook, Liberty Circle is another platform that is very similar to Facebook. So if you love Facebook, you’re going to love Liberty Circle.
Liberty Circle was started earlier this spring by fellow blogger Jenn from Busy Being Blessed and her husband when Facebook began to really crack down on conservatives and posts offering an opposing argument to COVID-19 and masks.
Liberty Circle does not censor content, and it’s overwhelmingly Christian audience gives it a very positive feel.
On Liberty Circle does not have an algorithm so your feed is in real time.
There are ads put up by the Admins of Liberty Circle because the platform is member-supported. However, you will not find ads in your feed.
In the video below, I give you a tutorial on how to open an account and use both Mewe and Liberty Circle:
Update: Sadly following the riot at the White House in January 2021, Amazon stopped hosting Parler and it has not returned to the Internet.
Update: I am no longer active on Parler, because of it’s similarity to Twitter. There is nothing wrong with Parler, it is a great platform, but I have never been fond of Twitter and therefore am not fond of Parler. Parler is a platform very similar to Twitter, so if you like Twitter you’ll love Parler. I’ll admit, I’m more fond of MeWe than Parler, but it stands to reason since I was always more fond of Facebook than Twitter. Like MeWe, it is easy to set up and does not censor content. It has been reported that Parler is a “right-wing” platform that favors conservative content and/or deletes liberal users. This is false. There are liberal and democrat users on Parler, but are diluted by the number of conservatives who have fled the big social media platforms after having been censored or shut down. In fact, the creator of Parler himself has said that he does not want his platform to become an echo chamber for conservative views. So, there you have it. Here is more information on Parler: Parler is a platform started by Matze and Jared Thomson in 2018. So it is a fairly new platform Here is what you won’t find on Parler:
- Facial recognition
Your personal data is not sold, unlike on Facebook. What you will find on Parler:
- Parleys – the Parler equivalent to tweets. Parleys can be longer than tweets, but do have a character count of 1,000 characters.
- Hashtags are key. If you want your content to be see, you need to use lots of hashtags
- You can comment, echo (share), and vote (like) people’s parleys.
- You can moderate your comments
- You can filter your timeline to show only “influencers” (I assume these are verified users or affiliates) and filter out “echos” (basically retweets)
You also have the option of direct messaging, which you can also disable. You can set your profile to private. How to use Parler At the bottom of your desktop/laptop screen is a blue circle with a +, on the app it is a blue circle with a + and P. Click or tap on that and write your parley. You can include links, pictures and emojis. You are limited to 1,000 characters. Once your parley is written, on your desktop/laptop hit enter. On the app click submit.
All platforms are considerably smaller than their counterparts, but are rapidly growing with the increased discontent with censorship and scandal.