• Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 5 years ago

    We’ll either build a business that doesn’t rely on third party advertising or the selling of user data or we won’t build a business.

    i bet they do the latter. app.net already proved that people won't pay for social networks.

    11 points
    • EJ FoxEJ Fox, over 5 years ago

      While true, App.net was the exact opposite of Ello in terms of the hip/new/cool quotient. App.net was to Twitter what Android is to Apple (imho) - a less-cool, if perhaps smarter alternative that appeals to a certain techy/geeky person

      Ello has the possibility of answering the backlash against Facebook that has been building for years- and answering it in a hip cooler way rather than an intellectual "better on specs" way, which is what I feel App.net tried to do

      6 points