New Hive Ello
So then thre is NewHive and Ello. 2 promising social platforms. Ello being the facebook for facebook haters. Ello ins’t the Facebook AKA NSA. NewHive is mmmmh the best description i found was, NewHive is making the web weird again. NewHive is like a cross between MS Paint, Photoshop, and Tumblr. But NewHive’s not just a collage site-making tool. It has a community that’s logged 10 million views of NewHive creations, and that attracted investors. SV Angel, CrunchFund, and some angels just backed its seed so NewHive can build a social media consumption network around self-expression.
NewHive wants to pioneer what co-founder Zach Verdin calls “slow social media”. He describes it as “Creating something meaningful that takes more time and thought than just sharing an image. It has more emotional impact on the people creating it and the people consuming it.”
And Ello? this sums it up
Ello is a beautiful & ad-free social network where you can connect with friends, be inspired, and share what matters most. Ello’s gorgeous fullscreen design supports high-res images, long form text, GIFs, video, sound files — you name it — without the clutter you’ll find on other ad-based social networks.
In the beginning Ello was a private social network, created by a small group of artists who had grown tired of the negativity, clutter, data mining, and ads that had invaded other social networks. Many of us felt obligated to have pages on those other networks, but nobody was really having fun. So we built a network of our own.
One of the fundamental principles behind Ello is that you always control what you see. You will never be forced to see paid ads or boosted posts. There are no algorithms that prioritize paid content over messages from your friends, which means you can always post the things you love for all your followers to see for free.
On Ello, nobody collects and sells data about you to the highest bidder. Never ever. This commitment is one reason why Ello remains so positive and so much fun, since every feature we create is really just for you. There’s nobody messing with us behind the scenes.
We invited our friends to join Ello, and our friends invited their friends. Many of them are well known artists, designers, and musicians, who brought their fans along with them. Soon thousands, and then millions of people began signing up.
We posted the Ello Manifesto on the home page to let people know what we’re about, and then we opened Ello to anyone who values beauty, positivity, and connecting with people and things they love.
Your social network is owned by advertisers.
Every post you share, every friend you make, and every link you follow is tracked, recorded, and converted into data. Advertisers buy your data so they can show you more ads. You are the product that’s bought and sold.
We believe there is a better way. We believe in audacity. We believe in beauty, simplicity, and transparency. We believe that the people who make things and the people who use them should be in partnership.
We believe a social network can be a tool for empowerment. Not a tool to deceive, coerce, and manipulate — but a place to connect, create, and celebrate life.
You are not a product.
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