First, the technical. The app is slow to load, and crashes three to four times a day - for context, that’s among approximately eight launches and 20 minutes of total usage time.
Second, the community. While Parler frames themselves as champions of “free speech,” they are anything but. If you speak in support of antisemitism, throwing dissidents out of helicopters, or worse, they’ll let you stay. If you promote climate science, or if you are openly against fascism, they will remove you from the platform. This isn’t to say ALL of the content is alt-right rhetoric. It’s to say that it’s the only kind of content they encourage.
Third, the data privacy. They require you to send them a picture of your full driver’s license in order to use ordinary features of the platform, such as messaging. On top of that, they can’t keep their platform secure
The attraction is less censorship and account blocking than Twitter. Only partly true.
The app is a kluge, in my opinion after 25+ years in software dev, and is NOT READY for prime time. Here’s why:
Little or no on-screen labels that help much at all.
No easy way to post and find responses.
If you accidentally delete your account YOU ARE SCREWED.
Your email and phone are locked in their system making it IMPOSSIBLE to recover your accidentally deleted account.
You’ll need a second email and phone to set up a new account, as you can kiss the first one goodbye.
Account recovery includes being directed to email support that never responds.
Parler is a good idea. They need some real intense work on the app, the interface and user help. Hire some good developers, ‘cause this is garageware. Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln liked the play.
Since the beginning of the Trump presidential race announcement almost 5 years ago, we heard nothing but “Fake News” whenever he or Republican policies were questioned. The Right’s response to anyone removing or fact-checking their toxic, false conspiracy theory rhetoric is sOcIaL mEdIa Is BiAsEd.
Heaven forbid if civilized society doesn’t want to enable this dangerous behavior. Even Adolf Hitler disenfranchised media to silence opposition to his insanity.
This app is just a place for backwards, hateful bigot to hear themselves talk and receive pats on the back for all the toxic misinformation and conspiracy theories spewed out.
These types of playgrounds (platforms) create a place to fuel the next Charlottesville style attack.
Unlike other social media platforms, Parler is unbiased! There is no censoring of content. Freedom of speech is welcomed and appreciated! I don’t have to worry about others getting butthurt when I post my thoughts and/or opinions like I do on other social media apps. As adults we are all or rather we all should be able to decipher posts and links on our own! We do not need someone telling us what or how to think! It is an app where you can be proud of your Country! Proud to be an American! No other social media app allows that!!! Thank you, Parler!!!
It doesn’t have many features and they don’t all work and you can’t contact support.
The absolute only reason I am there is to walk away from FB.
You can’t control your feed
Can’t share images and many things. Instead it’s a link so extra clicking
Can’t see what post a person reacted to. When you click on that history it takes you to their profile. That used to work. None of the features work and there aren’t many. I think everyone should just walk away from social media and MSM. It has caused way too much damage, violence and ignorance
Listen, I heard about this app through TikTok. While I think the idea of unbiased news is great, I just think you guys really need to consider what some of the users are saying on there, cuz I’ve seen some screenshots from conservative people saying that they wish death on Biden, on Democrats, and on Liberals, even going as far as to say even if some many of them were dead nobody would care. Now I know you all can’t control what people say, but maybe rethink the whole aspect of letting people post ANYTHING they want to say. Just saying.
Easy to download, user friendly interface, easy to refresh current infomation/feeds, growing community of news outlets from left to right, small businesses to large businesses, most people actually engage in dialogue but trolls increase daily with intent for provocation easily fixed with block and mute options. Plenty of respectful people and different perspectives much nicer than facebook or twitter. (a lot less reality tv antics) enjoying it so far.
People are making up ugly reviews that aren't true so judge for yourself.
With concrete evidence from all over about how twitter suppresses conservative views and stories that will hurt their preferred candidate(conflict of interest), I decided to look for an alternative digital social platform. Long story short, this is better than Twitter for two reasons(everything else is virtually the same): both sides of the political isle can be plainly seen without suppression of either, I thin you have more than twice the amount characters they give you on Twitter.
I’ve had an account for about a week now and when I tried to sign in this morning it would not recognize my password as it previously asked for me to sign in with. I’m not impressed anymore with the app it’s behaving like every other app out there now, this is a major technical problem that needs to be dealt with immediately or members will jump ship. I’m not satisfied with this so I’m only giving this app one star but in light of the recent behavior it deserves ZERO Stars.
Love this app and feel like the people complaining about this app either don’t know how to use a simple app or they’re just to making the developers look bad. Registering was simple and easy! I use this instead of Facebook and Twitter. The only issue I have is authenticating yourself by uploading your ID. You don’t have to but if you want to have another badge or special features you must upload a valid ID. Other than that those features aren’t that important right now.