Ello to the future of social media?
I’ve been increasingly disappointed with my experience on Facebook. I find that fewer and fewer of my friends are seeing what I post and engagement is increasingly going down.
I’m seeing more and more “sponsored” posts and advertising crowding out organic content, which probably plays a part in this…
I have danced with completely deleting my Facebook account for quite some time. There are a few reasons why I haven’t done so yet, but I view content there occasionally and post content there rarely. When I do post to Facebook its generally reposting from a blog post, or cross posting from my Instagram feed.
Again, Thomas Hawk nails it:
I feel respect for my content on Ello, which is shown large in full high res glory. This is why I put more of myself into my art and photography on Ello than any other site. The respect feels greater.
I am playing with ello too (find me at ello.co/desparoz and will certainly try out posting some images and words there to see what feedback I can get.
For me, for now, DesParoz.com remains my main venue to posting content (images and words), but some social media will continue to play part of communicating that — and will be an increasingly important part of the conversation that continues after the post. 1
I have lots of questions about the future of Ello, but at this time Ello is seriously interesting.
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