staying with our very hip and viral theme of THE EMERGING SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF ELLO'S DESIGN AFFORDANCES, here are some nice thoughts from @cshirky. namely, that ello's design affordances [ie what you think you can and cannot do with the site] are nudging us not to make long comments but take those comments as a new top-level post,
"The response to both posts was great, really great in fact, but not a conversation, and that leaves me figuring out how to reply. The obvious thing to do is write an omnibus reply, listing each <a href="https://ello.co/user">@user</a> I am replying to in turn. And this has started to seem...un-Ello-like. The system isn't well set up for that. People post replies as top-level posts all the time, by accident. Ello seems better at supporting reactions than replies. So that's what I'm going to try to do.
I’m hoping that this pattern of gathering reactions and reacting oneself feels more respectful -- or at least more in keeping with the affordances of Ello"