Let's get that first post out of the way. I am here because no other social network has captured my interest yet. I won't name names and start a bash fest, but I have tried several only to quickly abandon them. Perhaps, all the creepy tracking and ads turned me off. I am a bit of an anti-advertisement extremist. One of the main reasons I disconnected my TV was commercial fatigue. It just gets old to be constantly targeted only for my money. I also feel like advertisements suggest that a certain lifestyle is normal, when perhaps it shouldn't be. Maybe, it will someday be common for the average person to realize that being forced to think about various products every 5 minutes is offensive. Anyway, thanks ello and let's hope this works out in the long run.