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Mike Lindell is developing his own social media platform to replace YouTube and Twitter

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by NightHawkeye, Mar 10, 2021.

  1. NightHawkeye

    NightHawkeye Work-in-progress Supporter

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    From the "You dared me to do it", files: Mike Lindell is developing his own social media platform to replace YouTube and Twitter | 'Every single influencer person on the planet can come there'

    "We're launching this big platform so all the voices of our country can come back and start telling it like it is again," said Lindell ...

    "You will not need YouTube. You won't need these places. So it will be where everything can be told, because we've got to get our voices back," he explained. "People will be able to talk and not walk on eggshells."

    Lindell said that he had been developing the platform for four years and that it was going to be broader than Twitter
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    The odds may be against him, but time will tell.
     
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  2. Kentonio

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    Amazing no-one ever thought of just starting a new company that could just immediately replace two of the biggest Internet giants on the planet...

    Also isn't this kind of assuming Liddell has any money left after Dominion get through with their billion dollar lawsuit against him?
     
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  3. Tiberius Lee

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    I welcome this move by Lindell. This is call free market. As a conservative I welcome innovation, free market ideology – demand and supply. If he can create a platform where conservatives can go and speak their mind then great. Hope he find investment to build his platform.

    But if he can’t find investment and can’t build his platform then it is about failure of entrepreneurship and not “ big liberal coming to get me” .
     
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  4. GoldenBoy89

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    What’s he going to call it, Q-Tube?
     
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  5. Nithavela

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    I'm going out on a limb here and guess that most influencers won't switch to Lindells plattform.
     
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  7. Nithavela

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    Oh please yes
     
  8. The IbanezerScrooge

    The IbanezerScrooge I can't believe what I'm hearing...

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    More power to him. Good luck with that.
     
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    UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE CENTURY.
     
  10. whatbogsends

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    Good on him for working within the system to achieve the result he wants.

    I don't believe that such a platform would "tell it like it is" so much as "make whatever claims they want without any sort of factual basis".
     
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  11. NightHawkeye

    NightHawkeye Work-in-progress Supporter

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    Oh, sure.

    Odds are obviously against Mike Lindell, just as they were against the other social media platforms when those started. I'm sure he knows that the odds are not necessarily in his favor. What seems to be in his favor though, is the identified need for a free speech platform which allows diverse viewpoints without needless censorship, especially censorship based on political ideology.

    Others have similarly recently risen to the challenge, such as Parler, Gab, Rumble and others. We'll just have to wait to see to what level any of these alternative platforms might eventually rise.
     
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  12. Strathos

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    I'm sure it will be incredibly successful. :rolleyes:
     
  13. NightHawkeye

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    On the subject of odds being against one, have you checked the price of Gamestop stock recently?

    Looks like the little guys got the best of the hedge funds. It's been months since Wallstreetbets took on the hedge funds who were heavily shorting Gamestop stock. Today's stock price is close to $300 a share, nearly 100 times the stock's low point. Whatever the motivation was for the hedge funds to drive the stock price down, even with the odds seemingly in favor of the behemoth hedge funds, the hedge funds lost that bet. Bummer, huh?

    Maybe Mike Lindell thinks he'll be as lucky as the guys on Reddit's Wallstreetbets. Again, we'll just have to wait to see how this all plays out. First, Mike Lindell actually has to start a social media platform. He hasn't even done that yet. Until then, it's just so much talk.
     
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  14. Petros2015

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    "PillowTalk" ;)
     
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    The problem is that Mike and all those other 'alternatives' are handicapping themselves. They're trying to appeal to a relatively small audience - conservatives in America. Outside of the United States, especially in non-English speaking countries, they have almost no presence. It also doesn't help that their services are often inferior to the platforms they're trying to replace. For instance, Rumble is fine if you're looking for news with a conservative spin, but if you're looking for anything else - say, movie news or music videos or fight scenes from your favorite movie or whatever - there's nothing there for you. Like, I searched for some stuff on Rumble - Daft Punk videos? Couldn't find them. I put in a search for Spider-Man, and I didn't get, say, Spider-Man news or clips from his shows or anything like that - I got a let's play of some guy playing Spider-Man 2 on the Gamecube...in 2021. And it's frankly a straight up ugly site.

    This isn't really a new concept - conservative alternatives to social media have been attempted before, and they've always failed. Twitter and YouTube have worldwide appeal. Until 'alternative platforms' like Parler and Rumble get that, they might enjoy some success, but they'll never be true rivals to the platforms they want to replace.
     
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  16. Leaf473

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    I was thinking the same thing.

    one advantage places like YouTube and Twitter currently have is that they appeal to a broad base.

    I just did a little research on the web, it looks like parler is still available, you just have to go to their website.

    imo, if there's a huge demand for it, it will grow. And the same would be true for similar sites/apps.
     
  17. DamianWarS

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    Does this include the talk he doesn't want?
     
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    Check again lol
     
  19. Nithavela

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    When I post my opinion on sites like that, I get shouted down and called a lot of things, most of which I can't repeat here. I also get accused of being a government troll. Also, I usually get dozens of downvotes.
     
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    I will never get over the delicious irony of people championing places like Parler as bastions of free speech...on Christianforums, a site that would likely ban them if they posted the average Parler post.
     
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