ELLO splash screen on a laptop computer

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ELLO splash screen on a laptop computer
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Saturday 4th October 2014. The new social media network Ello is currently receiving up to 31,000 requests an hour from people wishing to join its platform according to it's founder Paul Budnitz, however currently you still need an invitation or you join a waiting list.It is being hailed as a direct and potentially popular alternative to Facebook and Twitter. It was initially designed to just be used by about 90 friends of its founder, but the bike shop owner, from the US state of Vermont, opened it to others on 7 August. It has been dubbed the "anti-Facebook" network because of a pledge to carry no adverts or sell user data.