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Many people have been asking for a "like" or "favorite" button for Ello.
We do have something planned, but it's a bit different than how other networks do it (of course). It will be coming out very soon.
Until that happens, many of our German users have begun using the loaf of bread emoji in comments when they like something:
You can create the loaf of bread by typing: : bread :
Other ad-based social networks make money if you like lots of things. Each time you do, they record what you like, and that tells them more about you. The more they know about you, the more money when they sell your data to advertisers.
Because Ello doesn't have ads, we're not motivated to do anything like that.
There's nothing wrong with a quick "like"! But on Ello, but we love the idea of moving away from "counting likes" and "collecting as many followers as possible".
Ello is about quality, not quantity.
That said, we have something simiar coming in a more "Ello" way, and that I think everyone will love — stay tuned.
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