WATCH: What’s the Difference Between Ello & Facebook?

Ello is a new social network that has some key advantages over Facebook. Learn how to use Ello and what makes it different from Facebook right here. In the video above from PC Mag, you can learn whether Ello is really a “viable alternative” to using Facebook.

Ello bills itself as a “simple, beautiful & ad-free” social network. In their site manifesto, Ello states that most social networks are driven by ads. Ello wants to be different, stating: “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 can request an invitation to join Ello here.

The video above will introduce you to the Ello interface, and give you a basic walkthrough of how to use this new social network.

Ello has already seen an early bump in new users. According to SF Weekly, there has been a recent “exodus” of Facebook users moving to Ello. This was due to Facebook’s “real name” policy for profiles, which was offensive to some members of the LGBT community. Facebook has since apologized for this policy. Earlier this year, Facebook donated $10,000 to a politician with anti-gay beliefs, causing an uproar among LGBT users of the social network.

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Miranda

There isn’t even a need to compare social network giant, Facebook, with anything else! These days, the number one social site in the world seems untouchable and the services provided are still unbeatable. Best of all is that it meets peoples’ needs and Zuckerberg seems to be listening to people’s needs!

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Ello is actually really good, to be frank! However, I wonder how far playing games through it would be possible. I am into several Facebook games and I really believe that’s part of the whole social networking experience now! Let’s see if Ello meets expectations!?

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