Can Ello Remain Ad-Free? Here Are 5 Ad-Free Social Networks that Failed

by Dan Shewan
Hot on the heels of raising $5.5 million in venture capital funding, new social upstart Ello -- hoping to achieve the precarious balance between remaining a truly ad-free social network and financial feasibility -- has converted to a Public Benefit Corporation. What does this mean? Should we all be super-excited? Let’s take a look. Paul Budnitz, Ello CEO.Read the full article

  • Ello, what's all this then? An ad-free social network - 14 readers - A new social micro-blogging network, Ello, is flooded with users during its beta. Ello is predicated on not selling its users out or selling them stuff. Glenn Fleishman suggests it already needs to be held to the fire.

  • Path is spamming address books with unwanted texts and robocalls — again - 15 readers - Path, the photo-centric social network that just hit 10 million users yesterday, has been getting some heat for what some users say are spammy tactics to recruit new users. Digital marketer Stephen...

  • Is Pheed the New Twitter? - 18 readers - Miley Cyrus seems to think so. As does Ashley Tisdale, David Guetta, Paris Hilton, Chris Brown, and thousands of others who have joined the site in a matter of days. So what is Pheed? In short, think of it as Twitter, with a business plan. We always hear of “the-next-greatest-idea” social network [...]