RE (<- you know, like RT but on Ello) @alanajoy Core missing ingredients right now:
▶︎ Find friends ▶︎ Content discovery ▶︎ Shareable content
These are not revolutionary ideas, I'm sure it's on their roadmap. I think a little patience is in order: they're in beta. Let's see that they can scale with this minimalist beginning and give them a chance to show us what they have in mind.
We want things to look and feel familiar, yet also understand and crave change. So, I'm open minded and wanting to see this succeed because of their idealism. I want to believe in that.
Yes, they have accepted funding from VC's, however data and ads are not the only means to draw blood from stone. Premium features and branded content... I hope people are ready to re-think the existing model enough to allow the opportunity for change: and progress.