Read an interview with me in Paste Magazine and learn more about what's coming to Ello later this year.
It's easy focus on the fact that Ello is ad-free and doesn't sell user data, but the truth is it's really the environment that this commitment creates that's so important. The simple reality that Ello exists solely for its users (and not advertisers) results in much of the positiveness, beauty, and great connections that people experience on Ello.
Another way to say the same thing is: it's the effects of being ad-free that are more important than actually being ad-free.
Maybe you don't care about ads, and having all kinds of data collected about you and sold to the highest bidder doesn't bother you. That's legit, and I personally respect that attitude. But all of us want a beautiful place to post the things we love and create, where we can build a network of followers and post to them for free, and where we be inspired by great artists and storytellers that we follow. It just happens that the best way to do that is in an environment that we know we can trust, that's clean, clear, safe, positive and fun.
If you're new here, you should also know that Ello is a work in progress, built by a small group of just 17 people. We love this network, and are continually influenced by the people that use it (that's you!).
On that note:
Lots of wonderful stuff coming to Ello next week, including real-time notifications on the web like those in our new iOS App, navigation enhancements, buttons that let you switch between grid and list view, moving back and forth through Ello without losing your place... and much more. #tagging shortly after that.
Whew! Our front-end lead @mk has been busy the last few months, and it's all landing at once.