I joined Ello this week. I tried to join in September but they were too busy coping with becoming popular, so it took until Friday for a sign-up invite to arrive. Ello is a brand new social network, like we need another, but this time with a privacy. They promise never to sell user data to advertisers or third parties, never to show advertisements and never to enforce a real-name policy, so of course that was ideal. It's a bit quiet on Ello at the moment, because they don't make searching for people you know very easy, which turns out to be both a selling point and a curse. But anyway, if you're on there, do please say hi or make friends or whatever Ello-ers do, I'm not yet sure. I also don't yet know whether it's worth investing time and effort in posting anything much, but then I once thought that about Twitter, back when I was a very early adopter. It pays to nip in early because then you get the ID name you want rather than dgeezerE3 or something else unmemorable. If you're tempted I have a handful of invites, apparently. But it'll probably be Goodbye.