I'm thinking I might use this site as kind of a journal for the time being, so I can justify to myself the need to fill it with content and actually use it. I'd like to see Ello take off. I think it's time FB had some type of competition, but more than that, I miss the intimacy of the secret-ish cabals of the earlier days of the internet. Message Boards and Mailing Groups and chat rooms whose sole purpose was to provide space for weirdos and misfits to continue to be weirdos and misfits. I miss the days when the normals didn't dare walk down those cyber alleyways of social interaction, because it felt like something scary, something "other".... And you know, as much as I believe that everyone has the right to fire up their computer and shout into the ether about every completely banal and uninteresting thing they did just now, Facebook has really just begun to feel like something akin to a mall in the suburbs. When so many average people occupy the same space, the result you are left with is a totally average experience.