Have you heard about "ello" ?

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    Sep 26, 2014 12:12 AM GMT
    Does anyone use it already?
    It's a new social platform. Seems kinda cool.

    https://ello.co
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    Sep 26, 2014 12:19 AM GMT
    ^
    Ah it's not for smartphones.
    This "ello" is actually against those social platforms such as facebook, etc, those ones that sell your data to companies..

    The idea behind "ello" is nice tho. Take a look at their "manifesto" icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 30, 2014 2:19 PM GMT
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    ya i looked at ello the other day and thought to post about it.
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    Sep 30, 2014 2:56 PM GMT
    Facebook/Ello does the exact opposite of what it was supposed to do. People interact with friends less and the connections are very fragile and vague. A lot of people have hundreds or thousands of "friends" on Facebook, but in most cases they are just little icons that sit on your page that you never interact with about anything of substance. And even your real life friends can become very distant once you're on Facebook too. There's really no need to have lunch with your buddy anymore because he just posted pics from his trip to Hawaii, so no need to ask him about that.....you've seen his entire trip in vivid color. You know he went out last night and where he had dinner. Hell, he even posted a pic of the cereal he ate for breakfast. And you saw on Facebook he joined a Sarah Palin fan page and now you're a little pissed about that. Why bother calling him?

    Facebook offers a fake intimacy. Trouble with that is, the fake intimacy replaces the real intimacy and suddenly there is no need for that real connection anymore. Notice how no one wants to talk on the phone anymore? "Just text me." Why? Because it's safer for those who lack social skills. And Facebook is no different.

    Facebook may seem harmless but it can change the way you interact with your friends in a negative way. Ello's plan is better as far as privacy but the social results will be the same.
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    Sep 30, 2014 4:39 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidFacebook/Ello does the exact opposite of what it was supposed to do. People interact with friends less and the connections are very fragile and vague. A lot of people have hundreds or thousands of "friends" on Facebook, but in most cases they are just little icons that sit on your page that you never interact with about anything of substance. And even your real life friends can become very distant once you're on Facebook too. There's really no need to have lunch with your buddy anymore because he just posted pics from his trip to Hawaii, so no need to ask him about that.....you've seen his entire trip in vivid color. You know he went out last night and where he had dinner. Hell, he even posted a pic of the cereal he ate for breakfast. And you saw on Facebook he joined a Sarah Palin fan page and now you're a little pissed about that. Why bother calling him?

    Facebook offers a fake intimacy. Trouble with that is, the fake intimacy replaces the real intimacy and suddenly there is no need for that real connection anymore. Notice how no one wants to talk on the phone anymore? "Just text me." Why? Because it's safer for those who lack social skills. And Facebook is no different.

    Facebook may seem harmless but it can change the way you interact with your friends in a negative way. Ello's plan is better as far as privacy but the social results will be the same.


    Agreed.

    Check out Hamlet's Blackberry... good book on this topic. I looked at Ello but it seems very buggy and I understand they accepted a large venture capital contribution which pretty much guarantees they will be selling their souls someday soon... assuming it actually does take off.
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    Sep 30, 2014 6:49 PM GMT
    Old man ramblings ...
    What I find interesting about social apps is way back when I was young and read lots of science fiction they predicted that computers would revolutionize the world via robots who'd do all sorts of stuff for us. In some ways they do, e.g., the navigation system in cars. But the most popular thing is social apps; just keeping in touch with friends and family. And the most popular digital device is the smart cell phone, not the Roomba or anything like that.
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    Oct 01, 2014 1:23 AM GMT
    The way I see it is, Ello is just a groups guys that are generating buzz for the next big hype, hoping to find some chumps to sell it to. They've already gotten VC funding, so they've got the process rolling.

    I mean, even MySpace Tom isn't taking this shit too seriously. icon_lol.gif
    https://ello.co/myspacetom
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    Oct 01, 2014 6:36 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said... not the Roomba or anything like that.
    speaking of Roomba, what a rip off.

    ello; competition is good.
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    Oct 01, 2014 1:40 PM GMT
    pellaz said
    Lumpyoatmeal said... not the Roomba or anything like that.
    speaking of Roomba, what a rip off.

    ello; competition is good.


    ROFL we loved our Roomba, best cat toy EVER, and it got their hair out from under the furniture. The battery died on it (won't hold a charge anymore)and I keep meaning to replace it.
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    Oct 01, 2014 2:00 PM GMT
    If you're older than 22 (or 25 for law/grad school) and you still use FB or ANY social app as a primary means to communicate with friends you're anti-social. I use FB to (1) keep track of birthdays, (2) stay 'connected' for dinner/concert invites from FB "savvy" friends, (3) not appear anti-technology.

    In fact, I log in once every few days and don't stay longer than 10 minutes. FB is non-controversial, has no meaningful exchange of ideas, and is a veritable wasteland. Give me a concert, a dinner, a bar, or a bowling alley any day. I'll even let you "check in" without rolling my eyes.
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    Oct 02, 2014 2:48 PM GMT
    FB gave into the Drag Queens anyway.
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    Oct 03, 2014 7:04 AM GMT
    Just got my invite. @gamrican

    I'll use this as a secondary backup to my FB and RJ. Between the three I should be able to keep in touch with anybody who really matters in my life.