The Ello Difference
Ello is beginning to feel like the old neighborhood coffee shop (pre Starbucks). Friends drop buy, drink a little, linger for a while and engage in conversations about real people, thoughts and things. It's nice to drop buy and see what people are talking about. If the conversation interests me, I can have my say. Just like real conversations among friends.
The "other guys" make me feel the same way I did when "USA Today" first came out. Everything is a headline or a soundbite or a quote taken out of context. Read on and there is no depth. I think the USA Today motif has morphed into social media today. (Lots of ads, shock statements or headlines and little substance). No way to effectively filter out a lot of the crap.
Real conversations take place among friends or acquaintenances you can "trust". People who are open to hear others opinions. If you disagree, fine. I don't have to agree with you to take part in the conversation. No oneupsmanship here.
I suspect that these "Ello Friends" may becme real friends after a while, when we build up the mutual trust that permits a real exchange of ideas.
Ello is not something that you can merely enjoy on the fly. There is more depth than casual checking on your mobile device. I am more than a little concerned that Ello is developing a mobile app. "Checking in" doesn't really feel like the way to get the most out of it. You have to pull up a chair and "sit a spell".
Thanks Ello, the change of pace is most welcome.
Thanks @budnitz et al