A major topic of conversation this week on Twitter and Facebook is Parler, which is an alternative to Twitter. I have had an account for about a year, but haven’t used it at all until this week. Many prominent conservatives have opened accounts there, and some have left Twitter completely.
The name is pronounced the same as the word “parlor”, one definition of which is “A small lounge or sitting room affording limited privacy, as at an inn or tavern.” I have been pronouncing the word as it is in the French verb “parler” which in English means to speak, talk, tell, say, voice, converse. I guess their intent was to convey the meanings of both the English and the French!
To be honest, I am just learning how it works. I guess I expected it to be like Twitter, and it is to some extent. It seems a bit clunky to me so far, but it’s nice to be able to express yourself without the Twitter handslap. If you have been wondering about it, this video from Devin Nunes may help clear things up.