Most of you have been following the events of the past week. The fallout from the social media platforms has been unprecedented. Although South Carolina Carry focuses on the 2nd Amendment, we believe all of the Amendments are important. Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon are private companies (not owned by the government) and not subject to the constraints of the 1st Amendment, but that does not mean we agree with their actions either. Many of our members, board members included, have been leaving Facebook & Twitter for other social networks. Some of you quite some time ago. It's unclear at this time which ones we should focus our efforts on as an organization, but it has been clear to us for a while that Facebook has not been friendly to the firearms community. We don't want to spread ourselves too thin, so there will only be one or two at most where we will be as an organization.
With that in mind, we would love to hear from you, our members, on what platforms you are using and your thoughts on each. Some of the ones a few of us have checked out so far are:
- MeWe - Sherra & James have had accounts there since 2016 and there is a South Carolina Carry group set up already, but since there aren't many users there yet, it's not very active. This seems to be a Facebook alternative where you can post profile updates as well as join groups and follow pages.
- Parler with an E, not an O (very important distinction) - This seems to be a Twitter alternative since there are no "groups" to join. It's just a feed of updates from the people you follow. Be aware that if you're trying to reach this site within a few days of this blog post, the website may be unavailable because Amazon has pulled their hosting service and they are moving to a new server platform.
- Wimkin - new to us.
- CloutHub - new to us.