We always want new things, the social networks we already have are not giving us what we want. We’re turning to the new thing because it’s new, not because it’s good. As Twitter, to Google+ to Facebook, now the latest trend is made by Ello “Simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network“.
What is Ello?
Ello is proudly ad-free, featuring a minimalist design. The user interface is dominated by black, gray and white, with user pictures and posted photos being the only pops of color. It’s currently an invite-only social network. But that digital velvet rope seems to be increasing its appeal with the public.
The co-founder, Paul Budnitz, claims the company is receiving more than 45,000 signup requests per hour. That’s up from 31,000 just a couple weeks ago. The first wave of fans for the site appear to be largely from the LGBT and artistic communities.
So, How to get invited to Ello easily ?
1. Request an invitation. This can come from a friend who is already active on Ello, or by tapping the Request An Invitation button on Ello.co and waiting your turn. When you receive your invitation email, click Join Ello.
2. Enter your email address on the sign up screen. Enter your email address on the invitation for sign up screen, and Ello will be sending you invitation sooner or later. You’ll just have to wait for that.
How to sign up to Ello after getting Invited
After getting invited, you’ll be getting a email as shown in the first image above, just click on Join Ello and you’ll be redirected to the sign up page to create account for ello.
Now finally you are into Ello and now can set up your Ello user profile. You’ll set a username and password. You can also click and drag a photo of yourself, sized at 340 x 340 pixels, to the circle in the middle top. Then add a biography and links. This Profile page is also where you’ll adjust settings, such as when you’re notified of activity by your friends or on your account. You can always get back to this page by clicking the little gear icon on the top left.
And don’t forget to follow me on Ello after this, its Luzan on Ello