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Here’s how to answer the question ‘Are you on Ello?’

A permanent solution to an ongoing problem.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 9, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 10:46 am CDT

Good news! It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week, and today is National Depression Screening Day. There are lots of reasons to be depressed, of course, but social media deserves a special mention—by and large, it’s a cheap, meaningless, invasive, and inescapable plague.

And there’s always more of it. While we understand why some people might be excited about a new platform like Ello, we also sympathize with anyone who reacts with a bit more trepidation. Or soul-searching ennui. Or something far worse. Well, just watch.

It’s a shame he never got to hear about Diaspora.

H/T Digg | Photo by Jesse Wagstaff/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Oct 9, 2014, 12:05 pm CDT