Already being called the "Anti-Facebook" of social media, Ello provides a similar environment but without the advertising or the data mining. The service keeps itself afloat by selling extra features, much like apps, for a few dollars.
Mr Budnitz added that he was "flattered" by the "anti-Facebook" description, but said that was not the way he saw his service.
"We don't consider Facebook to be a competitor. We see it as an ad platform and we are a network," he explained.
The network will eventually make money by selling access to features, Mr Budnitz added.
Another interesting read here.
|Videogums Best Viral Videos of 2012: A Retrospective|
|Anti-Spamming Bills introduced in Congress|
|Animals Being Dicks|
|The Last Message Received|
|Facebook Home: Not Quite the Facebook Phone, But Pretty Close|
|Garbage Sorting Robot|
|"There’s a galactic gold rush brewing."|
|“Our goal is to entirely remove the animal from the meat production process.”|
|Making a Movie Inside a Video Game|
|Fast, Clean, Cost-Effective Metal 3D-Printing|
|"A helpful guide created by an unqualified individual."|
|“What if energy generation was a consumer electronic you could order off Amazon?”|
|“Robots should be fitted with an 'ethical black box' to keep track of their decisions.”|
|"You only need about 100 miles by 100 miles of solar panels to power the entire United States."|
|"An unabashed love letter to the 1982 motion picture Blade Runner."|