here's @dabanks on<a href="http://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2014/09/29/ello-the-luxury-bicycle-of-social-networks/?utmsource=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter"> why Ello is the luxury bicycle of social networks
"it’ll be well-designed, fraught with race, class, and gender bias, and ultimately formed by the inevitable demands of capitalism. Just as more bikes in the world is better than more cars when it comes to concerns over the climate, Ello is probably better for the world than Facebook when it comes to issues of user control and (perhaps) privacy. Sure we should be concerned with how bikes and social media networks are made, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t stick our noses up at an intermediate step. Unlike more pure attempts like Diaspora or Crabgrass, Ello is a pleasure to use and very simple to set up"