Monday, September 29, 2014

Is Ello the next big thing?

I must admit, I was not very excited about another social media site.  I am already a member of facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, pinterest and more.  I read a little more about Ello and they do have a good pitch.
Ello, the ad-free social network capitalizing on the perception that it's the "anti-Facebook"

They launched about a month ago and it is invitation only at this time.  Sadly for me, I have received no invite. :(

They do not ask your name or gender so you can be more anonymous.  That could be good and bad. 

It appears they are going to upsell users on special features as a means to make money.  This eliminates the need for ads.

As soon as I get an invite (you can request one on their site), I will check it out and post an update.  I really spend alot of time on the various social sites I use now so I don't have alot of free time for a new one....unless it is amazing.

We shall see.


  1. I am not really too hyped up about there being a new form of social media either, because I find it hard enough to keep up with the ones I do have! Barely using facebook myself. Is it bad that I hope it doesn't take off the ground?

  2. I know what you mean Olivia-Savannah. I asked for an invite from them to join but they have been so overwhelmed with requests they are not taking new members. If I get one I will post more on what I think of Ello.

  3. As a follow up. I did get an invite and sign up. Everyone is anonymous so I guess that is a benefit to some. For me, I don't feel like I am part of a community. I have checked it a few times but it is like a bunch of strangers since you don't really know who anyone is. I can see the pros/cons of it but I will probably just stick with facebook.


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