Oh no not another post about ELLO the new social network – My thoughts

By | October 10th, 2014|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Ello the new social network - if you've not heard about it by now, I wonder where you've been.   I'll give you some background incase you haven't read about it yet. Ello was started as a private network between a few artists and programmers @budnitz @bergerfohr @todd @lucian @gv @mk @jayzes @cacheflowe which grew and grew and they eventually decided to build a public version, which is now being rolled out mostly via invites from other users. The hook with Ello is that this social network is totally ad-free and Ello doesn't sell your data to third parties and they say that unlike all of the other social networks that started ad-free and changed their policies about protecting our data - Ello won't do that. Ello really created a stir, I don't think this was actually just their manifesto that did this but the way they are making people wait for invites - probably so the servers don't crash with everyone trying to get on at once but this making us wait has had us itching to see what we are missing. (Well it did me) Ello [...]