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Top 25 "Humans of…" Facebook Pages You Should Follow

Top 25 “Humans of…” Facebook Pages You Should Follow

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I can still recall when the Facebook based photo blog ‘Humans of New York (HONY)’ go viral around the world right after the book published under the same name by founder of the blog Brandon Stanton in 2013 October. New York Street photographer and blogger Brandon Stanton was keen to take portraits of people on streets of world’s most popular city of New York, his aim was to share the stories of people living in this business city with the people across the world.

His passion and determination later took him to visit several other countries around the world including my very own homeland Pakistan back in August 2015. From Pakistan he shared heart touching stories of people of Pakistan. And, by placing the developing South Asian nation into the global frame of positivity, during his trip his photos helped raise more than $2.3 million to free bonded brick workers.

In just few days of posting picture of Bonded Labor Liberation Front group’s founder Syeda Ghulam Fatima, tens of thousands of people have donated money to the Bonded Labor Liberation Front, a small organization in Lahore that works to end bonded labor in Pakistan.

Today I’ve also decided to start another photo and video blog “Humans of Indo-Pak”, inspired by the ‘Humans of New York (HONY)’. During these tense times of unrest between world’s two nuclear powers India and Pakistan, after ‘Uri Attack’ in which several Indian soldiers including four terrorists killed. Historic rivalry between India and Pakistan is just sparked one more time after this terrorist attack.

Beside that I’ve also researched a bit today for my blog readers and sharing a list of 25 must Like and Follow Facebook “Humans of ” Pages’ on the same pattern of HONY. Most of these pages have already fan following in thousands and all of these pages are sharing some great and amazing stories of real people from every corner of this planet world.

Here in my post today I am sharing some of very interesting top 25 “Humans of” Facebook pages with all of you. And before going to follow pages, I really recommend you to watch struggle of Brandon Stanton before becoming a global celebrity.

 

Pakistani Entrepreneurs You Should Start Following on Facebook

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If you are a startup or entrepreneur who is looking for most aspiring Pakistani entrepreneurs, then you can follow these Pakistani entrepreneurs on Facebook to learn their success secrets directly from them.

Want some inspiration? Start following inspiring people. And when I say, “Follow,” I am not referring only to Facebook, although that is an excellent starting point. I mean follow these entrepreneurs as in study, investigate, hear, heed, sit at their feet and absorb the lessons.

Here are thirteen thought and respective leaders (in no particular order) that are worth following on Facebook.

  1. Abdul Wali – Digital Marketing Professional

Abdul Wali is a PHP developer, SEO Marketer, blogger and the top Udemy instructor from Pakistan. He is also the founder of Online Ustad and Online Tuting websites where he teaches freelancing and different IT skills in Urdu and Hindi. Teaching is his passion and he has thousands of students learning online about web development, web designing, and online marketing, SEO from his video tutorials. He started making money online in 2009, and has been managing several websites since then. He has profound knowledge about SEO, SEM, SMM, PPC and Google AdSense. On Udemy, he provides high quality courses, which are very helpful for students of computer science and engineering. His courses have turned many students into web developers and entrepreneurs. There are thousands of daily visitors on his websites, thousands of subscribers on YouTube and millions of students around the world.

Web: http://www.onlineustaad.com/

  1. Ashraf Chaudhry – Sales and Marketing Trainer

Ashraf Chaudhry is an IBA graduate and is very renowned sales and marketing trainer. He is also a social media strategist, career coach, social worker, motivational speaker and a writer. He is the author of the book “The craft of selling yourself” which is about job hunting, self-growth, and career management. He also uploads video lessons for entrepreneurs to guide them about boosting their sales with social media marketing. He also mentors many national and international organizations and formulates their sales and marketing strategies. Mr. Ashraf is basically from a poor background. His father used to sell chickpeas in a local school, but Ashraf’s determination, hard work and love for education proved that success isn’t the legacy of only rich people in Pakistan.

Web: http://www.ashrafchaudhry.com/

  1. Farhan Masood – Technology Inventor and Entrepreneur

Farhan Masood is a self-taught Pakistan-born technology inventor. He has received 34 international and 5 local awards. These accolades include being the winner of MIT Enterprise Forum BAP 2012 and being sited by MITEF as one of the most brilliant minds in the world. Other than being a recognized technologist and innovator, Farhan is well known for his philanthropic activities. He was recognized by the US Department of State as one of the most influential thought leaders on Twitter (2013). He is the Founder and CTO of SoloInsight Inc., a pioneer in SaaS and cloud-based global recognition platforms.

He is a huge supporter and believer in Pakistan and runs a movement called Pakistan Go-Green, which was the subject of a Digital Revolution case study at the Cambridge University. This patriotic movement has over 1.5 million members on Facebook and serves as a large collective body of active citizens that is instrumental in arranging blood donations, raising fund and volunteers for relief work and community service.

Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farhan_Masood

  1. Hisham Sarwar – Trainer and Founder of BeingGuru.com

Hisham Sarwar is the man who earned $ 1 million through freelancing and translated this earning into an amazing entrepreneurial career. He is the founder of Being Guru and Informist. Hisham, being in love with his freedom and space, realized that a regular 9 to 5 job isn’t his cup of tea. So, he chose freelancing in 2007 and started providing web design and development services to clients. He used platforms like Elance, Freelancer and Guru. However, he focused only on Guru from the last 5 years. In a very short time period, he has earned more than $1 million and has been given exclusive coverage on the front page of Guru.com. He also made his name among the top 10 freelancers on this portal. Hisham has now employed 20 people and provides services in the web development, graphic design and mobile application domain. Besides freelancing, he also works as a mentor and a digital philanthropist. He also developed many apps to benefit communities. To promote freelancing in Pakistan, he created Pakistan’s first freelance platform Rozgar Pakistan

Web: http://www.beingguru.com/

  1. Jehan Ara – Social Activist and Speaker

Jehan Ara is a true inspiration for all the wanna-be entrepreneurs in the Pakistan. She is the president of P@SHA (Pakistan Software House Association) and BOLO BHI; a research based civil society organization. She is also a motivator, social activist, speaker and author of many industry publications with a vast experience in interactive new media and marketing in Pakistan, Hong Kong and UAE. Jehan Ara’s aim is to empower communities through information and communication technologies.

The use of advance technology in today’s world is one of her most leading passions. Privacy issues, data protection, illegal access to data and cybercrime are some of the other areas she works in. Inspired by her community work and field expertise, recently she has also been invited to U.S.A by President Obama to deliver a lecture about entrepreneurship at Stanford University, California. Currently, she is also working on an initiative known as ‘Women’s Virtual Network’ which aims to connect unemployed educated women of Pakistan to the outside world of potential employers, mentors and peers remotely.

  1. Kalsoom Lakhani – Social Entrepreneur and Trainer

Kalsoom Lakhani is the founder of Invest 2 Innovate (i2i), a social enterprise providing support to young entrepreneurs and startups in Pakistan since 2011 and soon opening in Bangladesh. Previously, she was the Washington DC co-ambassador for the Sand Box, (a global network of innovators under 30). Kalsoom has written many impactful articles for the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Dawn News and Foreign Policy. But the reason of her popularity is her blog CHUP; Changing Up Pakistan. She is the founder and editor of this blog since January 2008 and it aims to create awareness on different issues affecting Pakistan. It was nominated for the Google Awards as well.

Kalsoom has provided training to many young entrepreneurs and civil society leaders in Ireland, Cambodia, Ukrain and Kazakhstan. Her efforts helped in the launch of Think Change- Pakistan, a blog that hunts for social entrepreneurship and innovation in Pakistan. She is also the co- founder of The Hero Project, which raises voice for the nation’s heroes through telling their success stories. You can follow Kalsoom Lakhani on Facebook where she loves to have a healthy discussion with intellectual and energetic people and guides the dynamic youngsters of the society.

  1. Mir Mohammad Ali Khan – Venture Capitalist

Mir Mohammad Ali Khan is a founder of an investment bank in U.S.A. He is also the Federal Adviser to Government of Pakistan, a senior adviser to New Jersey State Mayors and US State senator. He also has the honor of first Muslim and Pakistani who owns an investment bank at Wall Street. He was the one who introduced the concept of Islamic Banking to Americans, which lead to Islamic banking research in U.S.A. Harvard University launched Islamic Finance and Information Program on his recommendations. He started working as a broker and used to make around 600 calls a day. He got rejected many a times because of his name. It took him couple of months to make a list of Muslims living in the US. He then, started to target them to trade stocks. It turned out to be life changing decision and the beginning to a great journey. As his network expanded, he also started introducing Islamic Finance in America. He’s been a part of many international conferences on banking and finance making Pakistan proud. He is very keen to promote entrepreneurship in Pakistan and firmly believes that talented and energetic youth of Pakistan has great potential to be successful as entrepreneurs.

  1. Qaiser AbbasSuccess Coach & Motivational Speaker

Qaiser Abbas is a motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur and corporate consultant. Qaiser is also the founder of Possibilities foundation which aims to establish 500,000 schools to educate seven million deprived children of the country. He has been supporting many children to get education in their favorite institutes. His aim of life is to educate and empower people to make a better living. He is also the author of many books. His books “Shabash! Tum kar sakty ho and Sir Utha k jeo” got very famous and remained the best seller for a long time. His video lectures are inspiring and changing lives of many people. According to him, by learning, sharing and hard work, one can always achieve the impossible dreams.

Web: http://www.qaiserabbas.org/

  1. Qasim Ali Shah – Motivational Speaker

This motivational speaker, professional trainer and writer have been serving Pakistan for quite a long time in the field of education. Qasim Ali Shah conducts trainings on social issues and personality development. He has served many government departments such as Management Professional Development Department (MPDD) and Directorate of staff development (DSD). His teachings are based on video lectures and training classes, which he also uploads on his Facebook, page and inspire millions of followers. He mostly talks about social issues, issues related to education, personality development and strategies one can adopt to become successful. He is also a career counselor and has counseled and trained thousands of students throughout Pakistan. Qasim Ali Shah’s aim is to change the lives of Pakistani youth with his intellect, eloquence and positive approach towards life.

Web: http://www.qasimalishah.com/

  1. Rehan AllahWala – Entrepreneur and Social Media Personality

Rehan AllahWala is one of the most successful Pakistani entrepreneurs. He is the founder and president of multiple ventures like Super Technologies, Chainak, Rehan University, Rehan School, Techistan, VirtualPhoneLine etc. At the very young age of thirteen, this geek started his first company called “Pakistan Computers” and by the age of sixteen, he created commodore computer accessories including voice digitizer’s and modems. Most of his companies are located in United States, Singapore, Dubai, Malaysia, Europe and Pakistan.

Rehan Allah Wala loves socializing and interacting with people from around the world and for this purpose he uses Facebook and other social media platforms. He strongly believes in the power of Internet and social media platforms to expand and manage professional relationships with like-minded people. He wants a common man to learn and interact with different people on social media and become more productive for Pakistan and that’s the reason he gifts a laptop to the people having 500 mutual friends. He also connects many Pakistanis with foreign industry experts to help them learn and boost their skills.

Web: http://rehanallahwala.com/

  1. Saad Hamid – Digital Evangelist

Saad Hamid is a digital evangelist, community mobilizer and a very successful entrepreneur. He is the founder of Digital Empower Initiative (DEI). He also works with the World Bank as a consultant. Currently, he is working as a fellow for Acumen from Pakistan and as Innovation and Community Lead for Invest2Innovate (i2i). He has worked with many reputable national and international organizations and has also the honor of being the first Pakistani to be the part of Google Experts Program. Saad is exceptionally skillful in freelancing, online marketing, brand development and mentoring. He mentors people on different platforms like Plan9, code for Pakistan, TEDx, Tech Hub, Nest I/O, etc.

  1. Saad Saleem – Trainer, Public Speaker and Activist

His unique theories are accepted and appreciated internationally. A technically sound personality who has spoken his heart out at many national and international platforms, Saad has been associated with a number of high profile bodies.

Saad Saleem is the Founder & CEO plus the Lead Trainer at Galaxy of Leaders (Saad also runs a well reputed international clothing brand named “Fashion Network” currently operating in North-America and Middle East. Talking about welfare activities, Saad is the Managing Director at Universal Student Alliance – An NGO working for the betterment of students all over the World.

  1. Usman Latif – Internet Marketer

Usman Latif is the Founder and CEO of Digital Marketing Pakistan. He is a marketing technologist, a communications expert and a former journalist. He empowers brands and start-ups to communicate with their target audience through end-to-end digital marketing strategies. With over 10 years of experience in digital media marketing he is specialized in inbound marketing, growth hacking, brand development, PR, advertising and lean content marketing.

Participated in different communities as an expert, a guest speaker and as a mentor. The communities he contributed are Google, U.S. Consulate, TiE, Open Ideo, Elance, Payoneer, P@SHA, GBG, GDG, GSA, Google Maps, and different universities across Pakistan.

Web: http://usman.co/

Teenage and Adult brains in the Digital World

Teenage and Adult brains in the Digital World

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Do teenage or adults have more efficient brains when it comes to technology?

When it comes to technology, adults won’t be able to keep up with their children. It took the radio 38 years to reach 50 million people, but it took 20 for the phone and 13 for the television. In contrast, it took Facebook 3.6 years and Twitter didn’t even need that much time — in fact, it took Google Plus 88 days.

Over the last 15 years, digital communication has ushered in more changes than the printing press did in 1570. And the standout early adopters in this world are teenagers, whose brains appear to have an extraordinary capacity to adapt to the world around them, according to Dr Jay Giedd, an adolescent brain expert.

We are now discovering that, as a species, our brains during the teenage years are still flexible and capable of adapting. Having a more flexible brain means that certain parts of it, such as impulse control and the ability to make long-term decisions haven’t developed yet — which may also explain why, unlike some of our ancestors, we spend an extended period living under the protection of our parents rather than leaving home at the age of 12 or 13. This also means that the adolescent brain can adapt to new technology, allowing teenagers to keep up with the accelerating pace of digital technology and giving them a multitasking advantage.

In the US, teenagers are spending 8.5 hours using computers, mobiles and other devices to learn, interact and play. This jumps to 11.5 if you take into account all of the multi-tasking that goes on, such as talking on the phone while you’re watching TV. Australian teenagers were found to be spending an average of 7 hours, 38 minutes using these devices in 2009.

As they stare at these screens, they’re taking in and sifting through an incredible amount of information; in the past, they would have been working out how to do math’s or thinking about English literature. “The skills that the brain needs to be good at are shifting,” says Geidd. “The skill has become how to deal with large amounts of information. More and more of our time are spent with 1s and 0s.”teenage-and-adult-brains-in-the-digital-world

Socializing in a digital world

There are concerns as to how social media is affecting the way in which the brain learns to socialize, as one of the most important skills that we learn as children is how to make friends and interact with people around you. Geidd says that from a biology standpoint, a lot of what goes on inside our brains is social. “A lot of the brain changes are sort of set up to develop these social skills.”

These interactions are now being changed by technology — you could have hundreds of friends, all of whom are real people that you interact with — and scientists aren’t sure whether we’ll be able to develop the same skills using Facebook.

Another concern comes from the online content that can be accessed, including violent video games, and how this will affect our responses to violence in real life. Surprisingly, Geid suggests that violence levels in the US are low at the moment, as are the rates of teenage pregnancy and sexual diseases — and this is not what the scientist were expecting. While he doesn’t condone the violent video games, Geid says they could be giving teenagers a safer way to work through the various hormonal impulses that they’re experiencing. It definitely needs more examination, anyway.

There is another possible advantage of the growing digital trend: YouTube indicates that teenagers all over the world are watching the same clips and laughing at the same jokes, indicating that they are more global minded than their predecessors. Sharing the same jokes could possibly go a long way to breaking down some of the prejudices out there.

“Almost everything that I read and hear about teens was mostly bad,” Geid says. “Even though there are some aspects of that, it’s mostly positive.”

They may be obsessed with texting their friends and posting updates on Facebook, but teenagers today are probably going to have access to technology and hence social and educational opportunities that anyone with a less flexible brain might have trouble imagining. However, there is a cut off and by the age of 30, our brains become more set in their ways, making it harder for us to adapt and cope with new technologies.

Do teenage or adults have more efficient brains when it comes to technology?

This post originally appeared in the September 13, 2012 edition of Science Illustrated.

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Alif Meem: Ideas Agency of the Digital Age

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We’re Alif Meem Digital, creative and online marketing agency for the digital age. Based in Dubai, UAE.

Alif Meem is a digital marketing agency that strives to create great products through creative design and efficient development. Making digital experiences happen for governments, businesses, brands and startupsalifmeem-digital-marketing-agency-in-dubai-uae.

We design and develop digital experiences that transform brands and startups alike enabling them to realize their potential across web, mobile and digital.Alif Meem online marketing specializes in the real estate, educational, free zone, and hospitality sectors. We understand that B2B and B2C online marketing needs to be integrated with traditional and online channels, drive sales and deliver results because it’s all about getting top line revenues with high quality return-on-investment.

We connect ideas, design and technology to build your business better.

Alif Meem Digital Marketing Agency provides affordable, results-driven online marketing services; our expertise includes Website design and development, Mobile apps development, Social Media marketing, Design, Software development, SEO, PPC, PR, Blogging, and more. Just tell us what your needs entail, and we’ll get to work pronto. The last thing we want to do is waste your time or money, so we don’t get paid unless you get results—and we mean it!

Alif Meem Digital combines local expertise and global resources. We enjoy what we do, we have fun, and we like meeting people and making friends along the way. Whatever your digital media challenges, we can meet it.

OUR VISION

  • We envision the UAE as a premier global location for business growth and a leader in digital marketing industry in the GCC.

OUR MISSION

  • To become a GCC’s leading business focused and idea driven digital agency by creating greater intimacy between people and brands through technology.

VALUES

  • Creating Value Together

OUR PROCESS

We equip your business for success

  • Strategy
  • Design
  • Branding
  • Development

OUR SERVICES & SOLUTIONS

We help brands and causes thrive in a digital world

  • Business Applications Development
  • Financial Applications Development (Internet Banking)
  • Web Design and Development
  • Mobile Apps Development
  • Online Marketing
  • Branding

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OUR CLIENTS

They already trust us

  • Konica Minolta
  • Dubai Islamic Bank
  • Government of Dubai
  • DMCC Free Zone
  • ENOC
  • Emaar
  • Carrefour
  • IFFCO
  • International Labor Organization
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Dubai Diamond Conference (DMCC)
  • UAE Gold Bullion Coins (DMCC)

Alif Meem Digital Marketing Agency: your one-stop solution to all your online marketing needs. For details contact us today at +971 4 3555 234 or visit our website: www.alifmeem.com

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Inbound Marketing: The Changing Face of Digital Marketing

Inbound Marketing: The Changing Face of Digital Marketing

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Inbound marketing is all about quality content, because content is the atomic particle of digital marketing.

Whether you’re ready or not, marketing has already been disrupted. People’s behavior has changed and they are turning out traditional marketing tactics.

In order to attract customers, marketers have to provide them with something they will love.

And this is where the ‘Inbound Marketing’ comes in. Inbound marketing is marketing for today’s consumer. It’s marketing that’s where your best prospects are when they’re looking for products, services, and answers: online. Inbound marketing is promoting a company through below media and content marketing, which serve to attract customers through the different stages of the purchase funnel.

  • Blogs
  • Podcasts
  • Video
  • EBooks
  • Newsletters
  • Whitepapers
  • SEO
  • PPC
  • Physical products
  • Social Media Marketing

The Inbound Methodology

It’s about attracting people to your website where you convert them into leads and promote your business.

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Are You A Digital Marketing Professional?

If you are marketing professional and are looking to connect to other marketers that are passionate about marketing, we encourage you to join the Inbound Marketing conversations by following professional groups below:

Want to organize an Inbound Marketing professionals meet up in your area? Start a discussion thread on the Facebook or LinkedIn group.

About Inbound Marketing Hub

Inbound Marketing Hub is one of the most exciting and dynamic groups on LinkedIn for digital marketing professionals.

Inbound Marketing Hub group discussions cover all areas of the inbound-marketing-alifmeem-digital-dubai-mohsin-ali-marketing-consultant-dubai inbound marketing landscape and include topics such as blog, email marketing, social media marketing, mobile marketing, search engine marketing, online PR, online advertising, measurement and web analytics, best practice inbound marketing, lead generation and more…

Group provides updates to the latest whitepapers and industry reports to keep you updated on trends, innovation and best practice inbound marketing.

We also aim to organize an exciting events program of conferences, social and networking events to bring the inbound marketing community together.

To request membership, click Join and your request will be reviewed by the group manager.

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What is Ello?

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A new social networking site avoids ads and elevates design.

Ello is a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers. To my mind, Ello is like any other bootstrap startup. It’s simple, pretty effective at one thing, and simple enough to grasp. Those who try to over-complicate Ello do it a disservice. It’s social, just a different take on what that is, and means.

Team of Ello originally built it as a private social networking site. But, over the time, so many people wanted to join Ello that they built a public version of Ello for everyone to use.you-are-not-a-product-at-ello

The contrast is intentional. Created by designer and entrepreneur Paul Budnitz, Ello contends that on social networks like Facebook, we, the users, are the product, as our data is sold to advertisers who hope to entice us with ads in our feeds. Ello, on the other hand, positions itself as an antidote to that: it doesn’t include any ads, and one of several manifestos posted on the site says that those behind Ello “dislike ads more than almost anyone else out there.” It doesn’t sell user data to third parties, either, and you can decide whether or not you want to let it gather information about your own Ello activity to improve the site. To make money, it plans to take up a “freemium” model where it sells features to users.

How Does It Work?

It’s remarkably similar to Twitter, but in a stripped-down kind of way. You can still follow people, but there’s a two-tier following system – true pals get put in your ‘friends’ category while casual acquaintances go into ‘noise’. It’s a good way of separating the wheat from the chaff in your online life and it’s an idea that Twitter should definitely steal NOW.

You can post text, videos and pics (including GIFs and emojis) and, unlike Twitter, you’re not hampered by a character limit. That’s great news if you feel constricted by a 140-character bar but not so great if you don’t fancy seeing massive, ranty essays on your timeline, because that’s totally what’s going to happen.

Who Created Ello?

Ello was originally built by a group of seven well-known artists and programmers as a private social network. Over time, so many people wanted to use Ello that their servers were overwhelmed. They built a public version of Ello for everyone to use.

  • Berger & Föhr
    Practice principled graphic design. They believe intention and foresight will shape the future.
    @bergerfohr @todd @lucian
  • Mode Set
    A collective of creative technologists who focus on quality and efficiency. They engineer great software.
    @gv @mk @jayzes @cacheflowe

Ad-free Social Network

Ello doesn’t sell ads. Nor do they sell data about you to third parties like any other social networks.

Advertisers run virtually every other social network. Behind the scenes all social networks employ armies of ad salesmen and data miners to record every move you make. Data about you is then auctioned off to advertisers and data brokers. You’re the product that’s being bought and sold by advertisers and social networking sites.

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Collecting and selling your personal data, reading your posts to your friends, and mapping your social connections for profit is both creepy and unethical. Under the guise of offering a “free” service, users pay a high price in intrusive advertising and lack of privacy.

Ello team also thinks ads are tacky; that they insult your intelligence and that they are better without them.

Read more about Ello’s no-ad policy here.

Support Ello

Ello is completely free to use.

Ello occasionally offer special features to their users. If they create a special feature that you really like, you may choose to support Ello by paying them a very small amount of money to add that feature to your Ello account.

You never have to pay anything, and you can keep using Ello forever, for free. By choosing to buy a feature now and then for a very small amount of money you support our work and help us make Ello better and better.

Privacy

When you use Ello we collect some information related to your visit. This information helps Ello understand in a general way that people are using Ello, so they can make your social network better.

Unlike virtually every other social network, on Ello you can opt out of information sharing. Read How Ello Uses Information to learn how.

Join Ello

Ello is currently invitation-only. To join Ello, you need to know someone that is already on the network. Alternatively, you can request an invitation by visiting the Ello Home Page.