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It's a new social network that's supposed to be ad-free and privacy-respecting. I'd like to see what the buzz is about, but it's invitation-only just now. So, if you're on it, would you please invite me?

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I also wouldn't mind some discussion. Pros/cons. Impressions. etc.

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If you get to have a look at Ello, a comparison with Diaspora would be welcome.


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Malanrich wrote:
If you get to have a look at Ello, a comparison with Diaspora would be welcome.


I'll follow this topic too. Diaspora has a lot of drawbacks, but a lot of nice features too, like using markup in posts and comments and such, but you get a lot of unwanted stuff in their "Stream" (news feed) and stuff.

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I'm using Diaspora too. We'll see.

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I joined Diaspora in its first stages but only occasionally log in. It has enormous potential for control of one's own data (keeping it, if you like, on your own computer...once you install the Diaspora software, though you can remain on someone else's pod if you don't mind that loss of control). So the upside is control of privacy and security of information--the downside being (a) the labor of setting up your own pod and (b) the difficulty of remaining connected to other, more popular, social networks (though Diaspora does provide a link for posting from Diaspora to your Facebook account). I'm keeping Diaspora in mind for the time when Facebook ticks me off too much and I decide to sacrifice the popularity of the Facebook network for the control of Diaspora. In other words, I'd be cutting off my 200,000 quasi-friends and disciplining myself to deepen my contact with the five people I actually know in real life. :)


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Just requested an invite. Current version is invitation-only. Will report back if I get on. I have been using FB extensively in order to promote my new book, but doing so kicking and screaming. My college-age daughter got me through it. A lot of writers are on FB. And a lot of my readers and bookstores in Maine use FB, so I didn't really have a choice. Competition is always good. The founder has an interesting story. http://paulbudnitz.com/

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The founder has an interesting story

Thanks for the link. Really like his titanium fat bikes, a lot more than social networks of any kind.
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@pcallahan

From whom did you request an invite?

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