One of the real barriers to connection is that invitation to 'say something about yourself'. The Zaphod Bebblebrox quote has already been worn out here, even though it fits most of us. Looking through some of the summaries made me think solaris per rectum, though sales people always did make me want to run a mile, but I don't want to criticise anyone personally for how they express themselves.
Something that IS neat is the way, when I followed a link mid-post, the comment box remembered my text for completion of the post. Nice going Ello designers.
A danger for me with Ello is that I could end up neglecting my blog, if I were to post here much. For some reason I feel uncomfy posting the same content to multiple places: why should someone read my blog if I post the same junk on G+, Facebook, Ello, Libertree etc?