“Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.”
– Charles de Gaulle
Your social network is owned by advertisers.
Every post you share, every friend you make, and every link you follow is tracked, recorded, and converted into data. Advertisers buy your data so they can show you more ads. You are the product that’s bought and sold.
We believe there is a better way. We believe in audacity. We believe in beauty, simplicity, and transparency. We believe that the people who make things and the people who use them should be in partnership.
We believe a social network can be a tool for empowerment. Not a tool to deceive, coerce, and manipulate — but a place to connect, create, and celebrate life.
You are not a product.
– Ello Manifesto
“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”
– Søren Kierkegaard
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