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.
|The Internet: Everything You Ever Need to Know|
|AirPNP: the AirBNB for Toilets|
|The 'Make Everything OK' Button|
|The Uniqulo Calendar|
|“What jobs will be created and what jobs will disappear?”|
|Gira Lab Universal Timer|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“Long live the instant gratification economy—and the increasingly sophisticated technology that’s enabling it.”|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|Boston Dynamics' Robot does Parkour|
|Why, Typewriters Are Alive and Well, Thank you|
|“Computer algorithms increasingly control and decide our future.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|“Authoritarianism depends upon people getting used to hearing the things that they want to hear.”|
|“Robots are key to a new wave of local agriculture.”|