Be patient! You are one of a Brave Vanguard of Users helping Launch a very DIFFERENT type of social network, its primarily aimed at, and made by creatives, and artsy types, and is not being created by Ubernerds like Zuckerberg. It's not facebook, its not Twitter, and its in Beta, its servers are strained with the demand, they listen to feedback, and adding features virtually daily. Your use and feedback will help it grow. I now have 20 times the number of friends on ELLO than I did on Google plus. AND you are all already more active here than folks were on PLUS. Somethings happening! And its exciting.