So a new social network site has literally taken off! Ello is the new “anti-facebook” social network that promises to be ad free! Oh and it’s INVITE Only! Remember when Facebook was originally “invite only?” We were just talking about this in my Media class this morning! Now, according to an interesting article from Vox.com 31,000 people an hour are joining the site. You can click the hyper link to read the article.
I really like what the article has to say about Ello. “People genuinely dislike Facebook for a lot of reasons. Facebook has ads, can be noisy, and sells your information. Facebook is always trying to get you to play games and be friends with people you don’t like. Some people hate Facebook because they hate themselves. For these reasons, an ad-free social network that doesn’t sell your information and allows you to mute your friends is a welcome alternative.” Interesting… no ads and muting my friends!
So I signed up for an invite. I am genuinely interested to see where this will go.
As of 3:25pm I just got an email from the site that says, “We will invite you as soon as we can. Ello is currently in beta, and we are inviting new users in small groups as we roll out new features.” Neato!