Have you heard about Ello? It is supposed to be the newest thing in social media! It is supposed to replace Facebook. Say what? Kinda like how Facebook replaced Myspace? Didn’t Google+ try that?
That isn’t to knock Google+ as it can be a great social media platform, it just did not and will not ever replace Facebook.
But Ello, it’s brand new. It is in Beta. You have to get an invite to go on it.
It also claims to be ad-free which is nice on the surface. No ads, no games, no craziness. But can it stay that way? How will it pay for everything when more people come? There is a reason sites like Facebook have to use ads, so they don’t have to charge.
It is possible that Ello could charge and maybe that works for some people. I am not sure I would pay though. It would have to really impress me, which to be honest it hasn’t yet. My experience with it is that is it is a bit confusing and I still can’t figure out how to search for someone on there. I probably need to give it more time.
One of the comments I keep hearing is, “Do we really need another social media platform?” And the answer to that is, yes we do. Why? Because social media is always changing. There is always something new and different. Some things last, others don’t. Just the way it is. If social media never changed, I would be sitting her updating my Myspace playlist for the 10,000th time. Social media is always getting better, or at least attempting to. There will be changes, all the time. If you work in social media it is best to be on top of them.
So back to Ello, it’s new, we are not sure how well it is going to do. We have to give it time before we can really judge.
Are you on Ello? What do you think?