Not sure if I am part of the vortex, but after I reread what I wrote I decided that it needed to be its own post. So, allow me to create my own comment to post vortex thingy. :)
@shanen0 Maybe you should just take Ello for what it is. It is in beta, so I guess suggestions are in order. But, maybe Ello doesn't want to be all those things you are suggesting? Maybe it wants to be something else.
I'm not Ello, so I can't say what its intentions are, but I do know what Ello is to me and it isn't a bunch of ways to link people with the same FUCKING people. If I wanted to interact with the same group of people, I would still be on FB or I would have joined twitter or instagram or any of the other groups that I never cared to be "cool" enough to be a part of.
The way I see it...if anyone expects this place to be like any other or to have the same "features" or filters or whatever the fuck is popular with the kids these days, you are probably in the wrong place.
Ello is not a FB killer. As far as I know, it never wanted to be. Ello wanted to be different. They didn't know exactly what that meant and probably got in over their heads. But if it was me...I would be overcome with joy, pride and astonishment that some little idea I had sparked a fire within so many people. I would be content with the interaction, the learning, the perspective and the knowledge that so many other people have benefited from this.
Fuck the algorithms and the groups of people tied together by some long forgotten common denominator. Who gives a fuck?