On the subject of social media distractions, and productivity in our recent blog posts, the buzz behind this new social media platform, Ello piqued our interest. With the new understanding on how social media is affecting our brains and some of the best applications to use to help with productivity, and the clamor of this new “no ads” platform, we decided to find out if Ello is the next big thing we have all been waiting for.
The new social media platform is making a name for themselves with estimate of 31,000 people per hour joining. The network is gaining favor for its non-intrusive policies and hope to creating a place where people are able to go back to enjoying simple connections. Unlike, advertising based networks like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, this site is completely ad-free.
Ello touts that it isn’t looking to take your money or track what you are searching. This social network claims to be a tool for empowerment, “not a tool to deceive, coerce and manipulate – but a place to connect, create and celebrate life,” according to their website. It may be important for some, to note that Ello does not enforce real name policies and has differentiated themselves as a porn-friendly, ad free world available to anyone. The creators welcome users to come as they are without the worry or added stress that other social networks may entail.
If trying to find efficiency and productivity in our days wasn’t hard enough, getting caught up in social media can only add to it. Could this new platform replace your current network, or would it only add to the list of online reputation management sites to maintain. We will have to wait and see what Ello has in store for the world and whether or not this new site can bring back our privacy and save us from advertisements.