Ello popped up on my radar only yesterday after seeing my friend #whatdirt talking about it on another social media site and from the first glimpses of Ello it had me drawn into its web and interested if only because of the arty and the minimalistic approach it takes in it’s design.
I have had look through Ello and read a fair few articles written by newspapers and I thought to myself, I can write just a whole bunch of boring facts about Ello or I could just write about how I see Ello and how it makes me feel.
I’ll continue to add to my experience if I get in the next intake of users and also add in any extra information I see or hear that seems relevant too.
From as soon as you Google Ello and that front page loads you realise it isn’t the glitz and glamour looking social site that currently exists around the web.
Ello is simple, minimalistic and easy to get around and look at the pages of the people that have been allowed to join Ello already.
My first stop was to Enter my email and Request Invitation for an Ello account and I received an email pretty quickly thanking me for my interest in Ello and that Ello would invite me as soon as they can and then a button to Read The Manifesto, which I did.
The Ello Manifesto is short and to the point, in those 5 sentences you get the feeling that they are different and if you agree with it you are probably ready for a change too.
After reading a bit more about Ello, what it is, who created it and other information I found the facemaker page.
Now this is cool, you can upload a picture into them, preferably of a face and then put the Ello smiley line face logo over the top.
Here below is my creation using the logo.
After this I just spent more time looking through the profiles from the front page of Ello, if you refresh the page a new bunch of user profiles come up.
When you are on a Ello user page it all hugs the left and the layout is simple and puts the emphasis back onto the user.
You have a circle user logo with the @ name underneath and from there the information is whatever you want it to be.
Scrolling up on the user page gives you’re the users main page picture and scrolling down gives you their posts, easy, pure and simple.
I like it at the moment because the people that have started appear to be all visually minded and so there is plenty to look at on most of the Ello user’s profiles.
Now, I’m not a member at the moment but I have friends who are so I am just waiting for an email back or an invite from them to join Ello and I’ll be on my way to giving you the next Ello update.
Like with any of the start ups in these times, it will be hard and they may lose many men but that is a price they are willing to pay to make it through this phase.
But the Ello owners and team seem to be pushing all the right buttons so far and also getting people involved and believing in what they are doing.
I wonder if Brisbane, Australia and New Zealand will embrace this new site as it gets up and running, time will tell.
And so hopefully Ello darkness my old friend will not be playing for Ello in the future.
Keep checking back here for more Ello information and scribbling as I learn more about Ello.