Gab is open

May 16, 2017 Off By Elaine Arias

Gab is no longer in closed beta.  Anyone can sign up for an account.

If you don’t know what Gab is (, it is a social network in the mold of Twitter, with the upvote/downvote feature of Reddit.  Instead of a 150 character limit, you get a 300 character limit.  There’s hashtags and the ability to post pictures, follow other people, etc.  There is a paid tier with more features, and you can also simply donate money for the service’s upkeep.

I’ve been using it for a few months now, and I don’t have conversations with people – yet – but that’s also something you can do.

Gab is an alternative to Twitter, because the people at Twitter are biased.  Twitter lets terrorists post, but if some special snowflake is offended by anything a right-winger says, that right-winger gets suspended or permanently banned.  BLM douchebags can express racist hatred of white people all day long, but if a right-winger offers even the mildest criticism of the black community, they get suspended or banned.  Twitter does not apply their rules fairly.  That’s their right, and it’s your right to simply walk away and try something that treats people fairly.  That something is Gab.

There’s an Android app, but it’s a closed beta, I think it’s actually live and on Google Play.  I am not at home right now, so I used my iPhone to install it on my ghetto Verizon Android tablet.  They’ve been trying to get their iOS app off of the ground, but Apple are being jerks about it, since lots of right-wingers and alt-right people post on Gab, so to Apple that’s hate speech (but they let a lot of vile anti-Christian and anti-Republican stuff in the App Store).

I am on there as elainearias.  The link should be in the sidebar.  I am pretty happy about it, because it hasn’t attracted hordes of leftists yet, so if you say something salty, you won’t get a torrent of death threats from unhinged liberals.