Hot diggity! More great thoughts on the early days of @ello from the inimitable (I should really look that word up some day to make sure it's complimentary) @thomashawk. My favourite bits:
——> "we are so preconditioned to see advertising as the only viable business model on the internet as an exit, that we forget that there are companies out there that have made millions and millions of dollars actually liberating us from advertising."
——> "I think what will help propel ello going forward and also differentiate ello from other social networks is the quality of the content here. The quality on ello is some of the highest that you will find on any social network. Part of this is because creatives jumped on board so early."
——> "Noise doesn't mean you are dead to me, but it means that I might check in there once a week or month or something and I'll be seeing a lot less of your stuff."