Simple really. There is no where else currently on the web where you can post content without there being some kind of hidden agenda, and your information and data being used to further someone’s ends. This is the only place currently on the web where people are actively engaging with each other, and pursuing a meaningful dialogue. This is the only place on the web where the creators and designers are actively involved with their users.
In the short time I have been on Ello, I have made new friends, found new artists, gained access to new and exciting work, and seen a lively, exciting and thought provoking interaction and dialectic.
Ello has it’s detractors (though most of those seem to have their own agenda and subsequently can be ignored). Some people find the interface difficult to navigate, but there is a HELP section for that kind of thing. Also, it is not the job and/or ethos of Ello to sell itself to you.
If you want to be part of the Ello community, it requires some effort. This means that you get involved, add users as friends and participate. Comment on other users feed, and post interesting content. If you join and hope that people are going to flock to you and comment on your ironic and cryptic ‘one liners’, then your hopes will be dashed.
But, if you are genuinely interested in getting involved in something new and exciting that puts your interests first, and is about promoting community, dialogue, new ideas, then by all means…join.
Lastly, come and find me on Ello!
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