@rushkoff So this ello seems to be like another facebook / myspace / friendster... For me; I don't think we will have a real "social media platform" until the users can change the platform. Via the user being able to actually change the code in how the platform works.
I mean we could look at what happened to first person shooters in the late 90's and early 00's. Originally first person shooters like Wolfenstein / doom were a solitary thing; customizable but no multiplayer. A lot of people were playing them by themselves on their pcs and at most talk a little about it at work or at school. Someone may download a custom version from a BBS; But not much more. Then you get quake / quake 2 and like doom are customizable.. but they also added multiplayer over these new cheap networks and internet thing. So you get people starting lan parties / message boards / and custom games which don't even resemble the quake / quake 2 the original platform that these new games were based off of; and you get clicks of social groups in these new games (platforms mutated from a platform). I think we maybe need this but for "social media" a platform which the users can define.. instead of the platform defining how the users can be social. eh. or maybe I'm over thinking all this?