After all of these endless weeks, Parler is now officially back online.
This is an achievement on par with a retarded boy learning to brush his own teeth. It was just shocking it took these people this long to get online.
Parler came back online Monday, more than a month after Amazon forced the controversial social network into a lengthy hiatus.
The Twitter-like platform also named conservative activist Mark Meckler as its interim CEO after its board of directors fired co-founder John Matze, who led the company through most of its unplanned pause.
Parler went dark in early January after Amazon Web Services booted the site from its servers over its failure to police its users’ violent posts in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
The Nevada-based startup said in a press release that it is running on “sustainable, independent technology and not reliant on so-called ‘Big Tech’ for its operations.”
The company did not say who replaced Amazon as its web host.
“Parler is being run by an experienced team and is here to stay,” Meckler said in a statement. “We will thrive as the premier social media platform dedicated to free speech, privacy and civil dialogue.”
Parler said the site will only be open to existing users this week before new users are able to sign up next week.
Matze has said that Parler’s board — led by Republican donor Rebekah Mercer — fired him amid internal disagreements over how the app should approach content moderation.
Parler said Monday that its executive committee was searching for a permanent CEO while Meckler — who co-founded the Tea Party Patriots before splitting from the group in 2012 — led the company in the meantime.
Amy Peikoff, a lawyer, philosopher and former talk show host, would remain in her role as chief policy officer, Parler added.
Peikoff – sounds like someone who should be in charge, and no problem will happen with that.
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m being sarcastic. That sounds to me like a Jewish name. But maybe it isn’t.
Right now, if you don’t already have an account, you can’t get one. But they’re saying next week new people will be allowed on.
Just so you understand, Parler requires a phone number for verification. If I were you, I would not use my real phone number. Even if they have the best of intentions, these lists have a habit of getting leaked.. So, use a burner phone, or try a Google free phone number. And obviously, don’t give them your real name, unless you’re already out there and you don’t care (that’s up to you).
It’s kind of exciting that they’re back online, and I do wish them the best. Though eventually, they will start pulling some of the stuff they pulled with me (shutting down domain, DNS, CDN, etc.). The fact that they couldn’t even get servers online indicates that they’re going to have a serious problem dealing with those sorts of problems.
But we shall see.
If they’ll let me make an account, I probably will do so, now that it’s the place to be. About a year ago, I tried to make an account, and gave up because it just seemed impossible to register. But I will give it another go.
If it works out, I’ll let you all know.
If I do get online, I’m gonna keep it PG-13, and I would advise all of you to do the same. There’s no reason to bring heat down on these people, when, as far as we can tell, they’re trying to do the right thing.