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The social media app GETTR received a boost on Sunday when podcaster Joe Rogan announced he was joining the service.
“Just in case shit over at Twitter gets even dumber, I’m here now as well,” Rogan posted on GETTR after encouraging his Twitter followers to join him. Rogan questioned Twitter’s future after it banned Dr. Robert Malone, a contributor to mRNA vaccine technology and JRE guest, from its platform.
Former Trump senior adviser Jason Miller founded GETTR in July as a social media platform without censorship and demand for groupthink. GETTR reached one million users in its first week and three million total users in November, with a daily average of about 400,000. Expect the numbers to increase significantly with Rogan’s backing.
GETTR is not waging a war it cannot win. Notice Rogan’s initial post: “I’m here [on GETTER] now as well.” Keywords: as well. Like company founder Jason Miller, Rogan is not leaving Twitter. Instead, he plans to use GETTR as a complementary service.
See, an upstart alternative social platform cannot contend with Twitter’s reach or raw influence. However, GETTR does not need to compete with Twitter to fill a market demand. Notice that Rumble didn’t need to challenge YouTube to grow into a disruptor. Instead, Rumble capitalized on YouTube’s arbitrary rules and allowed its users to ask questions and even challenge those public figures currently treated as gods on social media.
While many of Rumble’s top users — including Dan Bongino — remain active on YouTube, Rumble was able to strike exclusive deals with Glenn Greenwald and Tulsi Gabbard in 2021. Rumble has allowed Glenn Greenwald to practice journalism, a trade YouTube stopped allowing years ago. GETTR allows the same, whether its influencers leave Twitter entirely or not.
And there’s undoubtedly a demand for a social media platform that lets verified users, not just burner accounts, share viewpoints that dissent from the promoted norm. Parler, a notable free speech tech alternative, surged in popularity last year before Amazon Web Services crashed its foundation after Jan 6. So one of these other alternative tech platforms will take off, and GETTR — with its user-friendly interface, quick performance, and branding — is the frontrunner.
Moreover, Rogan joining GETTR opens the door for the platform to break out beyond a conservative echo chamber, a stigma often associated with upstart alternatives.
Despite what the corporate media writes, Rogan hardly represents an alt-right message board user with an undying allegiance to Donald Trump. Rogan has never supported Trump. According to Medium, Rogan doesn’t attract a single group with a definitive ideology, as most podcast hosts do. Because Rogan reaches listeners with wide-ranging beliefs, he’s now the most influential voice in media. Here’s proof:
This is why they are afraid of Rogan pic.twitter.com/uM0fDkmrXh
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) January 3, 2022
With Rogan’s support, GETTR can be a safe space for everyday users to challenge the viewpoints our rulers say we must obey. It’s terrifying that there hasn’t been a place for this until now. Think about it.
For two years, political and media figures have deceived us about a virus that locked us down with policies that harmed our children and paved the way for us to lose power over our own medical decisions. Yet we lacked a platform to push back against these attacks. So we could not question the science on which these policies were supposedly based, or warn about the impending doom of tyranny. Should GETTR permit people to have such discussions, it’d disrupt Big Tech’s reign immediately.
GETTR shows Rogan has 8.2 million total followers after one day. With Joe Rogan, GETTR can surge and disrupt.