It’s very unlikely that Facebook will lose its rank as the king and queen of social media. With over 1 billion users, Facebook is here to stay for a very long time. It’s true that the social media giant has changed a lot since it first appeared ten years ago in 2004. There are plenty of users complaining about the Facebook annoying ads and many agree that it has turned into one big business. Many social media websites have tried to take its place and failed. There is a new social media platform in town and it’s called Ello.
Ello is the latest hype when it comes to social media platforms but you need an invitation to be able to create an account. Ello was created by Paul Budnitz who was not pleased anymore with what social media platforms have become, complaining that they are not fun anymore and someone had to change that.
Paul Budnitz initially designed Ello for only 100 people but it turned out to be more popular than he was hoping for. He received a lot of requests from people who wanted to try Ello. With so many popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or GooglePlus, how can anyone come up with something new and fun? One can say that it’s all been done before.
First of all, the man behind Ello, Paul Budnitz said that he absolutely loathes ads and on Ello you won’t be bothered by uninteresting stock market adverts on your personal profile (Facebook anyone?) With Ello the user can appear anonymous and you only need to give out your email address to sign up. From what we’ve seen so far on the official Ello website it looks like a cleaner and more modern version of Facebook and indeed it has no ads whatsoever.
Unfortunately, for those who really want to sign up for a Ello account you will have to wait a while because Ello is still in the beta testing period. They are currently adding a small amount of new profiles because it can get overloaded and crash.
It’s nice to see that a social media platform still wants to please the people and not the greedy companies and Ello could be just that. The next question is, for how long?