What is Parler?

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.

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20 Responses to What is Parler?

  1. czarowniczy says:

    Interesting, thanks for the parler view.

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    A few back I’d posted about the baby bird one of Czarina’s clients found and we ended up raising…into an adult starling. I’d mentioned how it was a remarkable mimic, just short of a parrot. Well while looking for something else I found:

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  3. Gary says:

    Fascinating, I once saw a crow bend a piece of wire into a hook to get a treat out of a graduated cylinder.

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  4. stella says:

    With The #TWEXIT Movement Gaining Momentum, We’ve Compiled A List Of Conservative Accounts To Follow on Parler


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  5. jeans2nd says:

    Listened to the Nunes vid yesterday, so searched around for Parler.
    Alas, Parler is not available for anonymous viewing as is twitter. One must join to read anything at al on Parler.
    Well, phooey. One more thing i refuse to join. (joining not my forte`)
    my loss


  6. czarina33 says:

    It took a while, slow and several steps, but I joined. Started to listen to the video, but had to go to work. Will try tomorrow. If nothing else, I’ll be counted in their followers. Never used Twitter, so I can’t say I understand what it is for.


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