Jane Ruffino: Promised privacy is a draw to new social network Ello, but when privacy turns into secrecy, it's not private individuals who benefit

Let's talk about Ello, the new, invite-only, privacy-sensitive social network with the eyeless black smiley face icon and almost no features.

5th October, 2014
Jane Ruffino.

Let’s talk about Ello, the new, invite-only, privacy-sensitive social network with the eyeless black smiley face icon and almost no features.

The founders are a group of artists and designers who wanted an ad-free social network for, as they put it, “people like ourselves”. They work out of an old paper tube factory they share with other creatives in the bohemian city of Burlington, Vermont, on the street where Ben and Jerry’s ice...

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