Announcing a New Series on Alternative Social Media Platforms

04/03/201824 Comments

Sick of Twitter/Facebook/YouTube/Instagram/reddit and all the other controlled, centralized, censored, surveilled social engineering experiments masquerading as “free” social media platforms? Well so am I! Join me in the coming weeks on corbettreport.com as I take a look at some of the alternative social media platforms that are coming online to challenge the big corporate giants.

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  1. HomeRemedySupply says:

    See Corbett Report’s Open Source Investigation into search alternatives
    https://www.corbettreport.com/so-youve-decided-to-boycott-google/

    I am still sorting out Search Engines (and also have my eyes open on simple Browser alternatives).
    Currently, I primarily use three different search engines (and three Browsers, each with their own search engine home page).

    SearX.me is the search engine I most lean towards, tied to my Firefox Browser.
    However, sometimes the search results will “cater towards” / “blend in” unrelated topics with which I have had past interests when I search a new topic. Kind of weird in one respect.

    I also often use “Google” which is tied to my old Microsoft Explorer browser. I have a large “Favorites” package of folders on Explorer for references.
    Occasionally, I will use “DuckDuckGo”.
    On “Microsoft Edge” (which I despise and hate its attempts to hijack me), I have the search engine StartPage.

    I like my ESET computer security.

    • Duck says:

      If you dont mind my saying if your using Windows (re Edge browser) ESP windows 10 , then your PC is said to be spying on you and sending data on what pics and docs you use back to Microsoft servers. Linux is open and people can and do look at the code so its pretty much impossible to embed it SECRETLY with backdoors and spyware…. you can still get such things with browsers and suchlike
      since its Free to download I dont know why everyone isnt using it since there are so many versions almost anyone can find one they like.

      • I Shot Santa says:

        On a possibly irrelevant side note; I was just volunteered by Microsoft to update my windows ten. As it came through the HP portal, and they gave me no real option, I think it was a valid upgrade by those jerks. Anyway, I did have some issues with YouBoob and then all sites. Turns out I had a Trojan virus which defenders could identify but couldn’t kill. So I went all William Munney on it with some AVG that I was only able to download as Defenders was scanning. Rednecks never quit no matter how ignorant they might be on the matter. I don’t know why I suspect Microsoft. Or at least that one redneck they’ve got working there. JimBob who notes that everytime rednecks get organized they get labeled as a criminal organization.

    • mkey says:

      I’ve been using duckgogo for a while now, but I’m not overly satisfied. I still find google “knows better” what I’m looking for.

      I liked start page even less than duck, because their results appeared to be rather heavily filtered.

  2. Duck says:

    Cool idea… Lunduke over at the Lunduke show dropped social media and such as part of his “compute like its 1989” series where he dropped most mobile/ wi-fi/push notification/allways online type things and noted an increase in his word count per week and also that he was enjoying his newly rediscovered ability to be bored. He too reported that his personal well being had increased.
    He’s just not in the process of re-starting social media under ‘controlled conditions’.
    Side note his “their watching you” speech at Linux fest (on YTube and his site) is pretty interesting and he had an interview on de-centralized internet.

    • I Shot Santa says:

      I find the whole web to be both essential and distracting! This one rabbit hole you stepped into is only part of a pretty impressive warren. Who needs cable? At the same time, I’ve found that sunshine and a pretty girl is just fine as well. JimBob

      • Duck says:

        I shot Santa, yes very true. Thats why he went “back” to 1989 style computing. Its the MOBILITY and always on nature of our tec thats the killer I think- back when the net was a new thing people used it for finding something out or some other ACTUAL use which makes us smarter while now its like swimming in meaningless drivel for 95% of us.
        LOL Gates and Jobs BOTH refused to let their kids use the tec they push for other peoples kids to “learn” with…actually I think I’ll need to re-listen to “Smartphones Are Turning People Into Zombies! Here’s how to save them.” from this site.

  3. calibrator says:

    The only social website I post to is The Corbett Report.

    And also not even this frequently as I fill most of my time taking in and evaluating information from lots of sources – and then integrating it into my private database (of course this is not about “social” stuff but perhaps about “social engineering”…).

    Privately I only use private email and the occasional SMS.

    I used WhatsApp for a year until they sold out to Facebook.

    I never had a Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn account.

    I cancelled my Flickr subscription entirely when they got sold to Verizon last year (I was a paying customer until Yahoo got crazy with their pricing so it was on its last legs even earlier).

    I stopped shopping at Amazon about nine years ago.

    And that’s about it. Every other website I was a writing member for more than a few days was or is a very specific site for example concerning video games. The algos of the TPTB will discover that I’m into video games…

    I will never travel to the USA now (note the increase in pressure in those articles):

    2016: US government collecting social media information from foreign travelers
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/26/us-customs-social-media-foreign-travelers

    2017: US plans for visas to require five years of social media history for many to access country
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-visas-twitter-facebook-social-media-posts-history-demand-work-travel-a7718611.html

    2018: 14 Million Visitors to U.S. Face Social Media Screening
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/30/world/americas/travelers-visa-social-media.html

    North America = North Korea?

    And here’s another issue that was reported recently:

    “Grindr” apparently sold the HIV status of their members to advertisers:
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/03/grindr-shared-information-about-users-hiv-status-with-third-parties

    “Company said sharing data with partners to test and optimise its platform was ‘industry practice’”

    So the members of a dating site got fucked? Oh the irony…

  4. beadbud5000 says:

    I look forward to this series! Bitchute is cool but I am not sure of its reach.

  5. ktrammel says:

    James, I also would like alternatives to Google, etc., but I’m having trouble with bitchute. Whatever browser I choose it seems to freeze up intermittently. I end up going to youtube because I want to see your videos. Any thoughts on this from you or your other readers?

    • I Shot Santa says:

      I use Firefox as my browser and DuckDuckGo for my search engine. Generally no problems for me. JimBob

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      ktrammel,
      There is a link to Corbett Report’s “Open Source” for Google alternatives at the first comment. A lot of folks contributed in that comment section. I’m not too savvy on this sort of computer stuff, but there were some great pointers by Corbett members.

  6. Fawlty Towers says:

    Great idea James. I’m looking forward to seeing how this develops!
    BTW, are you sure that isn’t a giant Green screen behind you in all your ‘sunny climes of Japan’ backgrounds? 🙂

  7. irene.b says:

    I dont know if you are pushing a trolly with the camera on it but please stop wobbling from side to side.

    • smart.movement says:

      Yes, but then we would have missed the guy in the background deciding to carry his bike up stairs and ride past James on the road because James was blocking him and didn’t want interrupt the video. Nice guy!

  8. foggygoggles says:

    Hi James,
    I posted the following over at BITCHUTE:
    Thank you so much for your upcoming social media experiment. I know that I’ve been needing to ditch YouTube, which I know is corporate controlled, but have resisted doing so, for fearing of venturing into something worse. I anticipate that your experiment will make that process a lot easier, and more importantly, will actually enable me to make the switch! I registered for BITCHUTE today YAY!!!

  9. robertstrind says:

    I use Firefox with DuckDuckGo, and Kubuntu (Linux/Ubuntu) operating system. I use Google occasionally to check for other results.

  10. Octium says:

    Also don’t forget the old CB (Citizen Band) Radio.

    Of course it has limited range, however with the impending clampdown on the Internet it could pay to get to know a few locals with similar views ASAP.

    Anonymous to listen in to (Unless you have one of those spyPhone things in the room with you while listening)

    I few idiots on the bands, but nothing really if you are used to reading youtube comments 🙂

    • I Shot Santa says:

      Sorry, I tried to like what she wrote, but when you start out with a system that doesn’t exist (democracy) as the cornerstone of your argument, things are going to get sketchy right quick like. I really love how feminism was only co-opted in the 70s. Is that the 1870s or the 1970s? But she sure can spin a story, I’ll give her that. She should hook up with Adam Curtis. JimBob is a country boy so he knows what BS smells like, thank you very much. Not ribbing on you GSBE, that opinion was entertaining and better than most of it out there.

  11. Mielia says:

    Hello,
    as I made a post some time ago that I didn’t want to use patreon to support the corbettreport (as Lauren Southern but also Many others, including several Germans were banned), I wanted to mention *makersupport* here now. As I heard from an interview with the founder it is now still a one-man company (though he wishes to expand). It came about after the Damore debacle, I think the website is not much more as half a year old. It uses strive instead of paypal, Bitcoin seems to be implemented through that as well, which is a bit sad, but maybe this will change in the future. The terms of service are very different though! I’m not sure if it is a viable addition to patreon at the moment but surely can become one in the future.
    Just wanted to say this, as I hate to use paypal basically as much as to use patreon xD. But I’m very happy to be able to donate via crypto.

    Luckily I can donate with Bitcoin or Bitcoin cash and will continue do so (and not via any corporate middlemen) but I’d be happy to see more options here too. (Though I’m already happy BCash was added, simply because of the transaction fees of Bitcoin.)

    Kind regards,
    Mielia

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