19 Signs You’re a Crazy Dog Person! 5 Steps To Getting A Six Pack Like Ryan! 22 Things That Shouldn’t Exist But Do! 14 Networks Run By Advertisers! If you’re a Facebooker then the 1 Thing You Really Need To Get Rid Of! is the increasing number of ads and sponsored links in your feed.
The same goes for pretty much every social media platform, and with Instagram announcing they’re now selling ad space, the backlash has begun with Ello. ‘You are not a product’ is the message at the heart of the new ad-free network, which was set up by a group of artists and designers who were fed up with the ‘creepy and unethical’ approach of the major networks.
“Every post you share, every friend you make and every link you follow is tracked, recorded and converted into data,” says their website. “Advertisers buy your data so they can show you more ads. You are the product that’s bought and sold.”
Sign up is currently by invitation only, but if you’re fed up with having your private life being turned into data, it’s definitely time to say Ello.