WAITING LIST for the Trump app – is the platform failing?

“Due to a massive demand, we have placed you on a waiting list”

This is what waited most people that registered on ‘truth.social’, the name given to Trump’s social media endeavor following him getting blocked from all major platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube Etc.

ItIt is unclear regarding how many has actually registered to the platform and why the platform isn’t letting everyone in. It is also unclear if this means it is a massive success with so many registering or if it is a huge fail because their system is broken.

What we know is that popular Republicans are registering to the app, including known conservatives like Fox News host Sean Hannity, which has claimed to have created a profile.

People on the fediverse are having a look

A fediverse user @retiolus@mamot.fr created a thread trying to get into a the app which you can read here.

(We wish Mastodon had better embeding support)

We still don’t know if it will federate with the rest of the fediverse

As covered in “Trump app suspected fork of mastodon” we can suspect that ‘truth.social’ is made of code from Mastodon making able to connect to the rest of the fediverse. It’s hard to know what will As covered in “Trump app suspected fork of mastodon” we can suspect that ‘truth.social’ is made of code from Mastodon making able to connect to the rest of the fediverse. It’s hard to know what will happen if that is the case, previously when a far right platform ‘gab’ was created they were blocked by the majority of the fediverse, cited because of breaking the terms of service of other platforms, or other platforms not wanting to platform Gab. Later Gab has federation issues which they haven’t managed to fix.

As of now we do not know how ‘truth.soicial’ will be regulated or how the userbase will be. But most likely there will be a lot of far right voices and republicans.

Little success with other platforms

The app is only aThe app is only accessible in the App Store in the meantime, and is not the first to try to position itself as a new social media platform for people that feel censored by an ‘established elite’.

But none of the previous Twitter alternatives like Gettr, Parler, Gab or the video-service Rumble has been in any degree close to competing with the established platforms.

It remains to see if Trump’s “truth.social” will be able to compete with Twitter. However while it might not remains to see if Trump’s “truth.social” will be able to compete with Twitter. However while it might not be able to fight with Twitter, as long as it is self-sustainable it can be a very powerful echo-chamber for the former President.

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