Gab.ai is a three-week-old social media platform which aspires to reach the same status as Facebook and Twitter, while allowing almost total freedom of speech to its members. Its mission seems to attract a lot of people, with 12,000 already registered users, and more than 40,000 on the waitlist. Will this be another platform that grows popular for a short period of time and then disappears, like others have in the past, or will it be able to challenge Facebook's reign?

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