We Are on Ello and Have Some Free Invites to Give

We are very happy to join Ello today, stop by and say “hEllo!”. Additionally, we have some free invites to share. If you are already looking for an invite, drop us a line with your email and we will send you one shortly. If you have not heard about Ello yet, here is a short story behind the project.

What is Ello?

It is a simple and minimalist social network built to be completely ads-free. On October 23, 2014, Ello became a USA Public Benefit Corporation, making it virtually impossible for them to ever sell ads or user data. Read more here.

The service is completely free to use. You will never have to pay anything, and you can keep using it forever, for free. They 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 a very small amount of money to add that feature to your account. By choosing to buy a feature now and then for a very small amount of money you help Ello get better.

Ello is an online social networking service created by Paul Budnitz and Todd Berger in March 2014. It was created as an ad-free alternative to existing social networks. It has pivoted from its earlier Facebook-like incarnation toward a Pinterest-like website showcasing art, photography, fashion and web culture. The service claims several notable distinguishing intentions as a social network such as never selling user data to advertisers or third parties, never showing advertisements, and not enforcing a real-name policy.

How to Join?

It’s currently invitation-only. To join Ello, you need to know someone that is already on the network. As a member, FastComet has a few invites to share. If you would like to join Ello, let us know and we will be happy to send you an invitation.


Christopher has many years of experience leading teams in the fields of Technical support, Server Administration, and Product Development. He mainly works on the backend, helping to create the infrastructure that powers FastComet. He is responsible for flawless migrations and quick and efficient answers to client questions. He also monitors our network status and jumps in to solve time-sensitive issues like DDoS attacks and stops malicious attempts in their tracks. Christopher’s primarily responsible for making sure that our servers purr along, and has worked tirelessly to improve automation at FastComet.