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can i have an ello invite, thank u

╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Wednesday, 24 September 2014 16:30 (six years ago) link

ello chaps

bnw, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 17:01 (six years ago) link

it's just a rush

💪😈⚠️ (DJP), Wednesday, 24 September 2014 17:22 (six years ago) link

http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/ello-ello-ello-what-s-all-this-then.png

oppet, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 17:22 (six years ago) link

Ello sounds interesting. Is it?

Allen (etaeoe), Wednesday, 24 September 2014 17:49 (six years ago) link

my friend lost their ello password can you help me retrieve it

💻 👀 (am0n), Wednesday, 24 September 2014 17:56 (six years ago) link

i would like to submit a resume to work at ello, please send me contact address thx

╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Wednesday, 24 September 2014 18:09 (six years ago) link

i have 10yrs experience in startup development and net sourceing

╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Wednesday, 24 September 2014 18:10 (six years ago) link

HELLO I AM AN ELLO INVESTOR AND HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF INVITES TO DISTRIBUTE TO TOP #CONTENT CREATORS IN ORDER TO VERIFY YOUR STATUS AS A SOCIAL MEDIA MAVEN PLZ LINK IN YOUR REPLY TO YOUR FAVSTAR AND INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS AND ANSWER TWO OUT OF THE THREE QUESTIONS BELOW WITH A SHORT ESSAY

1. WHAT IS VIRALITY AND WHY IS IS DESIRABLE, HAVE YOU EVER "GONE VIRAL"

2. WHO IS THE BEST FOUNDER IN THE SOCAIL WEB TODAY AND WHY

3. WHAT IS A TARGETED LOCAL-GLOBAL SOCAIL MEDIA FLASHMOB

I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON ELLO.CO!

lag∞n, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 18:43 (six years ago) link

ellol

mattresslessness, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 18:44 (six years ago) link

sold my bitcoin for ello gold status <guyfawkesface>

bnw, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 18:51 (six years ago) link

plzzzzzzz

example (crüt), Wednesday, 24 September 2014 18:53 (six years ago) link

ello guvnor

cajunsunday, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 22:52 (six years ago) link

I would like request an invite to the invite only ello social media social networking twitter facebook replacement website.

DISMISSED AS CHANCE (NotEnough), Thursday, 25 September 2014 16:26 (six years ago) link

Go on then.

might be worthwhile

please?

Mark G, Thursday, 25 September 2014 19:45 (six years ago) link

hating one social network doesn't make me want to join another one

goole, Thursday, 25 September 2014 19:50 (six years ago) link

Can I get a...?

WUT WUT

PWEETY PWEASE

, Thursday, 25 September 2014 21:26 (six years ago) link

its comically poorly implemented, and theyre all braggin beautiful, simple... ad freee

lag∞n, Thursday, 25 September 2014 21:31 (six years ago) link

stfu gosh

lag∞n, Thursday, 25 September 2014 21:31 (six years ago) link

i have no idea wtf i'm doing when i try to use ello. shit is crazy

Karl Malone, Thursday, 25 September 2014 21:37 (six years ago) link

Ya shit's cray. Feels like im back in bulletin board world. STILL IM A PIONEER THOUGH.

definite classic, predicting a solid 8/10 from the p-fork boys (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 25 September 2014 22:35 (six years ago) link

at one point my brain just freaked out and i clicked ello facebook twitter tumblr and then ilx all within about 10 seconds of each other, not even waiting to let the page load

i need to find a new hobby

Karl Malone, Thursday, 25 September 2014 22:39 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws6-hOMNv5I

, Thursday, 25 September 2014 22:39 (six years ago) link

something must have changed! somewhere!!

Karl Malone, Thursday, 25 September 2014 22:40 (six years ago) link

ello twitty

example (crüt), Thursday, 25 September 2014 22:40 (six years ago) link

i want this

call all destroyer, Thursday, 25 September 2014 22:40 (six years ago) link

ello drama! user @waxpancake says

Building something like Ello costs money. They have a team of at least seven people, and have worked on it for months. That doesn't come cheap.

The About section makes it seem like Ello was built independently, a group of artists making something for themselves, presumably funded by volunteer effort and maybe a seed investment from Ello president and CEO Paul Budnitz, who also founded Kidrobot and Budnitz Bicycles.

But a little digging shows a much more predictable source: they took a $435,000 round of seed funding in January from FreshTracks Capital, a Vermont-based VC firm that announced the deal in March.

Why is this problematic?

The Ello founders are positioning it as an alternative to other social networks — they won't sell your data or show you ads. "You are not the product."

If they were independently-funded and run as some sort of co-op, bootstrapped until profitable, maybe that's plausible. Hard, but possible.

But VCs don't give money out of goodwill, and taking VC funding — even seed funding — creates outside pressures that shape the inevitable direction of a company.

Before they opened their doors, Ello became hooked on an unsustainable funding model — taking cash from VCs — and will almost certainly take a much larger Series A round once that $435,000 dries up. (Which, at their current burn rate, should be in a couple months.)

And they'll have no trouble getting it. There's a lot of money out there right now, and it will be extremely tempting to take it, especially if refusing it would mean closure or layoffs.

The problem, of course, is that VCs aren't like Kickstarter backers, or even like angel investors. Kickstarter or Patreon backers just want the thing being made. Angel investors may have other reasons to invest beyond equity: fame, insider access, or maybe just the joy of helping something exist.

VCs may invest in things they think are interesting or want to exist, but they primarily invest money in startups to get a return on their investment, on behalf of their limited partners. That return usually takes the form of an exit: an acquisition or an IPO.

Unless they have a very unique relationship with their investors, Ello will inevitably be pushed towards profitability and an exit, even if it compromises their current values. Sometimes, this push comes subtly in the form of advice and questions in emails, phone calls, and chats over coffee. Sometimes, as more direct pressure from the board. (FreshTracks' Managing Director sits on their board.) Or, if things go bad, by replacing the founders.

The Ello team knows that how a startup is funded shapes how it behaves. They spend a good chunk of their About pages talking about how they're not going to make money (not ads or selling your data), and a little bit about how they hope to (paid premium features). I hope they're right — it'd be great to have more startups that aren't reliant on ads.

But they completely fail to disclose how Ello is being funded now, which matters just as much, if not more, as any future revenue plans.

I love seeing people build new stuff. More people trying to build crazy experimental communities on the Internet is a very good thing. And nothing's more audacious than trying to build a new social network.

Social networks become the glue that connect people together — the foundation for friendships, relationships, and new works of creative expression.

Building a social network is like opening the doors to a huge party and inviting everyone in. Without a way to get your stuff out, shutting down a social network is like locking the door and burning the place down.

At the moment, Ello is a free, closed-source social network, with no export tools or an API, fueled by venture capital and a loose plan for paid premium features. I think it's fair to be skeptical.

Like everyone else here, I hope Ello can stick to their principles, resist outside pressure, fight market forces, and find a unique and sustainable niche.

Let's hope their investors feel the same way.

to the tune of 16.5K ello views (ellos?). but THEN ello user and founder @todd, in the comments, says

There's no secret.

Ello is privately funded, and a very large majority of Ello is owned by its 7 founders. We control the company. There's no pressure for us to do anything we don't want to do :v:

that's an emoji peace sign in the end, i repeat emoji peace sign

Karl Malone, Thursday, 25 September 2014 23:07 (six years ago) link

boastfully inline i hope

mattresslessness, Thursday, 25 September 2014 23:09 (six years ago) link

@zachscott btw

i guess i should have picked a better game. you don't get chances like this every day

Karl Malone, Thursday, 25 September 2014 23:10 (six years ago) link

should have picked a better username, i mean.

though the feeling is similar to when you were a little kid and really wanted a videogame but your birthday was 7 months away, so you wait and wait and finally it's the anniversary of the date of your birth and you finally get to play it. but the game kinda sucks and you later that night you finally allow yourself to think "I guess i should have a better game."

Karl Malone, Thursday, 25 September 2014 23:15 (six years ago) link

oh, nevermind. :v:

Karl Malone, Thursday, 25 September 2014 23:16 (six years ago) link

There's no secret.
Ello is privately funded, and a very large majority of Ello is owned by its 7 founders. We control the company. There's no pressure for us to do anything we don't want to do :v:

that's an emoji peace sign in the end, i repeat emoji peace sign

― Karl Malone, Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:07 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark

Just wanna point out that "privately funded" and "funded by VCs" means the same thing

, Thursday, 25 September 2014 23:19 (six years ago) link

Also you can take money from VCs and not give up majority control of your company

That's how VC funding works

And what does the 'large' in 'large majority' mean anyway

, Thursday, 25 September 2014 23:21 (six years ago) link

large as in 'i bet that car is 30 large'

Karl Malone, Thursday, 25 September 2014 23:26 (six years ago) link

only way that pos site took 7 people months to build is if its a side project or if they suck shit

lag∞n, Friday, 26 September 2014 00:18 (six years ago) link

who knew there was vc in vermont tho lol

lag∞n, Friday, 26 September 2014 00:19 (six years ago) link

Also you can take money from VCs and not give up majority control of your company

That's how VC funding works

― 龜, Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:21 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

Actually reading a little on this I think it can go either way

Still the fact that the Magnificent 7 still own a 'large majority' means jack shit

, Friday, 26 September 2014 00:30 (six years ago) link

nick bilton's "hatching twitter" book had some interesting stuff about investors in it

markers, Friday, 26 September 2014 00:46 (six years ago) link

Building something like Ello costs money. They have a team of at least seven people, and have worked on it for months.

That sounds like some amateur hour bullcrap.

Gumbercules? I love that guy! (Trayce), Friday, 26 September 2014 04:20 (six years ago) link

someone hook me up allen (at) goodman.io

Allen (etaeoe), Friday, 26 September 2014 05:08 (six years ago) link

dun

lag∞n, Friday, 26 September 2014 05:14 (six years ago) link

this changes everything

Allen (etaeoe), Friday, 26 September 2014 05:21 (six years ago) link

all this ello talk has prompted me to remember:

fyi if u dont stop using the phrase "er indoors" i will fly to ur indoors and kill er, and u

― 8====D ------ ㋡ (max), Friday, January 16, 2009 8:02 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

estela, Friday, 26 September 2014 05:24 (six years ago) link

Ha.

Gumbercules? I love that guy! (Trayce), Friday, 26 September 2014 05:43 (six years ago) link

Basically the first day ello started showing up in my newsfeed it was all "NEW SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE WILL DELIVER US REDEMPTION!" and then the second day it was all "THINKPIECE SHOWS HOW NEW SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE WILL ACTUALLY FAIL TO DELIVER US REDEMPTION!"

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Friday, 26 September 2014 05:48 (six years ago) link

I guess we're not getting one here

Mark G, Friday, 26 September 2014 06:28 (six years ago) link

find me on ello my name on ello is @nedraggett

╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Friday, 26 September 2014 14:31 (six years ago) link

me https://ello.co/lebronjames

lag∞n, Friday, 26 September 2014 14:52 (six years ago) link

you were right btw this thing is a mess

call all destroyer, Friday, 26 September 2014 17:57 (six years ago) link

kinda enrages be that they advertise it as simple and beutiful

lag∞n, Friday, 26 September 2014 17:58 (six years ago) link

there doesn't appear to be a button to take you to your own profile

call all destroyer, Friday, 26 September 2014 18:01 (six years ago) link

oh there it is it just moves around, good job

call all destroyer, Friday, 26 September 2014 18:05 (six years ago) link

the main thing where you post stuff is a complete nightmare, it just keeps making infinite dotted line boxes that i can't make go away

call all destroyer, Friday, 26 September 2014 18:18 (six years ago) link

yea i don't think i'm gonna bother with this

marcos, Friday, 26 September 2014 18:29 (six years ago) link

i don't have the energy to maintain yet another profile

marcos, Friday, 26 September 2014 18:30 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hBC7ovAn6Y

╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Friday, 26 September 2014 18:47 (six years ago) link

Former WWE superstar Maven Huffman is on ello! @mavenhuffman

mattresslessness, Saturday, 27 September 2014 04:53 (six years ago) link

hey

out here like a flopson (tpp), Sunday, 28 September 2014 08:32 (six years ago) link

any left?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Sunday, 28 September 2014 09:53 (six years ago) link

himcan i have an invite plzzz goproFU95✧✧✧@g✧✧.d✧ thx

fartypants94 (anky), Sunday, 28 September 2014 10:29 (six years ago) link

its goproFU95✧✧✧@g✧✧.d✧

fartypants94 (anky), Sunday, 28 September 2014 10:31 (six years ago) link

You gotta separate out each part of your email

just1n3, Sunday, 28 September 2014 14:17 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jOk8dk-qaU

markers, Sunday, 28 September 2014 14:47 (six years ago) link

@mwwhitesf

Quis ut Deus (Michael White), Sunday, 28 September 2014 15:36 (six years ago) link

lol yeah

http://i.imgur.com/SnARu9u.png

lag∞n, Sunday, 28 September 2014 18:13 (six years ago) link

Does it have harshtags?

StanM, Sunday, 28 September 2014 19:39 (six years ago) link

Humbly requesting

calstars, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 11:45 (six years ago) link

seems the well has dried up

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:19 (six years ago) link

Do you want one

, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:25 (six years ago) link

i'm on there - /tracerhand

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:37 (six years ago) link

Marcello Tahitoe better known by the name ello (born in Jakarta , February 20 1983 , age 31 years) is a singer Indonesia and Christian. Singing talent passed down from his parents who had been known as an artist in his time. He was the son of a musician and song writer bloody Maluku Minggoes Tahitoe and senior bloody Batak pop singer who is very popular in the 1980s Diana Nasution . Ello new music album issued no more than three albums.

╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:39 (six years ago) link

xxp - yes pls!

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 13:03 (six years ago) link

Well it's not like I can just invite your ilx name

, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 13:04 (six years ago) link

u say ello we say hell no

╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 13:50 (six years ago) link

hellooo me please

s.d.gonzales13 - at the g mails

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 14:18 (six years ago) link

baaderonixx at the gee mails

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:02 (six years ago) link

thx!! much appreciated.
what do I do now?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:41 (six years ago) link

Solitary posts that summarize ello

, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:44 (six years ago) link

where am I? is this Google+?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:49 (six years ago) link

um u guys are still on ello?

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 16:16 (six years ago) link

does anyone have nnngh invites?

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 16:17 (six years ago) link

i might go back to wens

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 16:17 (six years ago) link

nnngh is an all sonic, non-verbal social media site. It has no graphical interface.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 16:19 (six years ago) link

An invite to baudelairex at the gmail thing please, anyone?

Hi!
Just a quick note if you’re on the Ello waiting list.

As you may have heard, interest in Ello has grown very fast. We're so grateful for so much love and interest in Ello.

If too many people join at once, the Ello servers will melt down.

We have an amazing technical crew, and we’re inviting people as fast as we can.

Please be patient, and don’t worry. You’ll receive an Ello invite as soon as possible.

Much love,

Ello

PS: If you’re already using Ello and getting this note, you can unsubscribe using the links below.


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Ello, 7 Maple St #111, Burlington, VT 05401

╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 October 2014 22:50 (five years ago) link

^^ I got that today. I cried.

one month passes...

I got an invite from "@rolandthesoldier", who doesn't exist, and is named after a Borderlands character. Hmm.

Nhex, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 05:24 (five years ago) link

So this is basically me on there now.

http://i.imgur.com/27tBYZ4.gif

pplains, Thursday, 13 November 2014 14:29 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

Ello
NSFW Month on Ello.

Following Google’s decision to ban NSFW content from Blogger (followed by an awkward reversal), we decided to celebrate freedom of speech on Ello by naming March NSWF Month.

You can’t ban some content without seriously impacting freedom of speech for everyone.

The last people we want to dictate what we can't say on the Internet are the advertisers that control big ad-based social networks. Ello doesn’t believe in censorship, and because Ello is ad-free, we will always be a dependable haven for free speech.

Help us celebrate NSFW Month on Ello by posting and discussing ideas about free speech, censorship, and why it's important that Internet remain open and free.

Much Love,
Ello

PS. Some people love adult content. Other's don't. Ello is all about respecting each others' point of view. You can always turn NSFW content on or off on your Ello settings page.

Read about Ello’s rules and NSFW policy here.
Visit the Ello x Threadless Store.
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Ello, 688 Pine, Burlington, VT 05401

gr8080, Tuesday, 3 March 2015 02:32 (five years ago) link

thirst month on ello

lag∞n, Tuesday, 3 March 2015 02:42 (five years ago) link

desperation month on ello

walid foster dulles (man alive), Tuesday, 3 March 2015 04:37 (five years ago) link

Better Design
No Ads
Porn!!!

walid foster dulles (man alive), Tuesday, 3 March 2015 04:39 (five years ago) link

guh, meant to not s/t the last one

walid foster dulles (man alive), Tuesday, 3 March 2015 04:39 (five years ago) link

too late, no more porn

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Tuesday, 3 March 2015 04:54 (five years ago) link

can't believe this is still around

marcos, Tuesday, 3 March 2015 16:31 (five years ago) link

ello guvnor

― cajunsunday, Wednesday, September 24, 2014 6:52 PM (5 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

future glown (crüt), Tuesday, 3 March 2015 16:33 (five years ago) link

http://www.ello.com/

walid foster dulles (man alive), Tuesday, 3 March 2015 16:35 (five years ago) link

even what they currently have on their main page is terrible - awkward, herky-jerky movement, gives me a headache to look at as I move the mouse around:
https://ello.co/

walid foster dulles (man alive), Tuesday, 3 March 2015 16:37 (five years ago) link


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