Author Topic: What do you think of Brave -- a new web browser, and Gab -- twitter replacement?  (Read 167 times)

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This web site shows that Brave is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

https://www.brave.com/download/



Here's the web site for Gab:

http://www.gab.ai/



Here's an article that mentions both the Brave browser and the Gab social media site.

How To Keep Your Online Browsing Unfiltered By Political Propaganda

Facebook joined Twitter in censorship by putting forth initiatives to combat what they called fake news, and began implementing a fake news detector funded by the notorious left-wing election meddler George Soros.

The Left’s Big Tech corporations have had near-monopolies in their respective services for a long time, with competitors unable to gain traction simply because of the overwhelming amount of users who had already settled into these services. But by pushing so hard against the values of half of the country, these companies may have shown an Achilles heel, allowing for a number of freedom-centric competitors to get their feet in the door.

Founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, Brave is the first browser created with the user in mind instead of what data can be mined from its customers. Like most modern browsers, it blocks ads, but it also stops trackers from getting data from what you browse. It’s made to streamline websites so they load faster, and even keeps a running tally of all of the ads and trackers that it’s removed.

Brave also offers Brave Payments, in which a user can allocate donations to favorite websites.

Where Can Users Get Unbiased Reference Information?
Infogalactic launched as an alternative to Wikipedia during the height of the toxic political climate of 2016. Wikipedia moderators at the time began deleting information that could paint conservatives positively, and replaced those articles with information from editorials with notorious left-wing biases. Vox Day, founder of Infogalactic, said these problems stemmed back to Wikipedia’s beginning.

Where Can Users Find Free And Open Social Media?
The mantra of Gab.ai since its opening day has been #SpeakFreely. CEO Andrew Torba saw the many controversial bannings of vocal Trump supporters across Twitter, how left-leaning pundits could get away with saying far worse than their right-wing counterparts, and finally said enough is enough. Torba wanted to experience social media without censoring from the other networks, and the only way he saw to do that was to create his own platform.

http://thefederalist.com/2017/06/14/keep-online-browsing-unfiltered-political-propaganda/



Here are a few more articles about Gab.


Video:
Interview with Andrew Torba, CEO of gab.ai

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXAxg2Q5DGU




Twitter Alternative Gab Is Worth a Second Look If You Slept on It Early

When I first signed on to Gab.ai, I was skeptical. Things have improved a bit since then, enough that I think it’s worth a second look.

Yes, there are several areas for improvement.

Well, they now have an Android app, although Apple has so far been stonewalling them.

Still, with prominent people getting kicked off Twitter left and right (Mister Metokur is the latest high profile victim, as well as TRR contributor Christi Junior), Gab has now grown into an even more viable option.

http://theralphretort.com/gab-ai-worth-second-look-slept-early-3019017/




Free Speech Twitter Alternative ‘Gab’ Now Open for Public Registration

Gab, a free speech Twitter alternative, has finally opened to the public after nearly nine months of beta testing.
Users will now be able to sign up for the platform without waiting on a list.

Native image hosting, GIFs, quote posts, private messaging, and live streaming are all recent additions to the social network, as well as a unique payment model which allows users to optionally pay a fee monthly for extras in an attempt to keep Gab ad and investor free.

“Gab is the only social network that is 100% supported by the community, not by advertisers or venture capitalists,” the company declared in their statement. “In under nine months, 170,000 Gabbers have 7.6 million posts and raised $145,000 to help us expand our team and cover operational expenses. Make no mistake about it: we are The People’s underdog in the multi-billion dollar social networking landscape.”

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/05/09/free-speech-twitter-alternative-gab-now-open-for-public-registration/




Meet the CEO of Gab, The Free Speech Alternative to Twitter

Andrew Torba, CEO of Gab.ai, a new freedom of speech-focused social network. Though the Twitter-style network was only launched recently and is still very much in early beta, thousands of people are currently waiting in line for an invitation to the service, which aims to act as a shelter for freedom of speech and expression.

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/08/23/meet-the-ceo-of-gab-the-free-speech-alternative-to-twitter/




Invest in Gab AI Inc

When you invest you are betting the company's future value will exceed $10.9M.

https://www.startengine.com/startup/gab

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There is also a Twitter clone called Quitter.

I have read excellent things about Pale Moon, a fork of Firefox. Leaner, much faster, and more secure, and retaining compatibility.
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Have been using Brave for the last 6 months, I love it.  Love their graphics and all the other capabilities. They filter out youtube ads.

Highly recommend
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On browsers, I tried Brave and just didn't like it.   If I don't use Chrome I normally use Vivaldi.

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What didn't you like about Brave?

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I imported my bookmarks from Chrome but could not get them to show up as a bookmark toolbar.   It was too much of a PITA to find my bookmarks  so I gave up on it.  With Vivaldi it is simple and the toolbar shows up normally.

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I have a lot of bookmarks, but not all of them are on the toolbar.  Does it break the links?

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I thought I was the only idjiot who could not find the bookmarks.

It was an exercise in stoicism.
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There is also a Twitter clone called Quitter.

I have read excellent things about Pale Moon, a fork of Firefox. Leaner, much faster, and more secure, and retaining compatibility.

I used Pale Moon for a while even at work. Had problems with the firewall so I stopped using it. It is fast.

I will give Brave a try for sure. I am always looking for a faster browser.