I just discovered this new social networking site called ‘Ello’ which is stated by the creators as being “a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers.”
The minimalism of this platform is jarring at first when you are used to the Facebook environment but in a few minutes, you can see that it’s exactly what a social network should be; a place where you can post your thoughts without being bombarded with colourful popups in the sidebar and stuffed with ads that track and sell your every movement on the network to third parties.
Because it is a new venture, I am viewing Ello with a lot of scepticism but it feels to be going in the right direction.. I remember when Tumblr (another platform) used to be Ad-Free; but recently, it changed it’s policy and Ads are now embedded in your timeline. Hopefully Ello can keep it’s promise for the long run.
Here is my profile page on Ello : https://ello.co/skrimaging
The platform is invite-only for now but in the future, the network’s floodgates will be open to the public. I have 3 invitation codes available so if you are curious and would like to join this new online agora, just leave your email in the comments section of this article and I shall provide a code to the first 3 commenters. (joining now will allow you early access to choose a unique username before the public release).
For more information on this new platform visit: https://ello.co/wtf/post/about