I’ve requested to join Ello. Okay, you ask what is Ello?
Ello is a new ad-free social network. This is the kicker, the site is in beta, and is currently invite-only, so you can only join Ello if you get an invitation from someone who’s already on the site. I requested an invite on the site’s homepage. When you are invited you will then receive your own profile, and can comment and mention with other users, and see how many views your post has received.
You have a choice to follow your “friends,” or “noise,” this sounds very interesting, since no one knows, which place you added them. :) It means you can follow people you care most about and keep everyone separate.
The site is free, but, okay, you knew they’d have to have a but, the creators will offer special features, but you’ll have to pay if you want to add those to your account. Mobile apps will be available soon or that’s what they are saying. You know, I still wonder about they and who they really are. Well,they in this case is, Paul Budnitz, the site’s creator.
The big question I have to ask; “without ads, will Ello last?
Well again, they are saying the New Social media site Ello has gotten a lot of buzz in the past week. Its big and only time will tell, since it is ad-free, so it’s basically the anti-Facebook.
Is this a social media revolution? Remember, new social media’s have taken off in the past, so Ello maybe the next to be everywhere and it is moving on in supersonic speed.
Here is the site's manifesto:
Your social network is owned by advertisers. Every post you share, every friend you make, and every link you follow is tracked, recorded, and converted into data. Advertisers buy your data so they can show you more ads. You are the product that's bought and sold. We believe there is a better way. We believe in audacity. We believe in beauty, simplicity, and transparency. We believe that the people who make things and the people who use them should be in partnership. We believe a social network can be a tool for empowerment. Not a tool to deceive, coerce, and manipulate — but a place to connect, create, and celebrate life. You are not a product.
So your information will never be sold from Ello to advertisers.
The site was originally created by a group of seven artists and programmers, so many people say it's nice to look at, and very visual. Without ads, it's also a lot less cluttered. Ello's logo is a black and white smiley face.
All right, I’ll let you know what happens next, when or if I join Ello and become one of the black and white smiley faces.
The weather is cold so now it's time to plan out those meals of soups, stews and yes Chili.
My Chili recipe has been around for many years, more than I will admit. :)
On busy nights fixing a huge pot of Chili is so easy to prepare early in the day. Chili does have a way of getting better as it sits in the refrigerator, so don't be afraid to make a big pot the day before.
You may double this recipe if you want to make a large batch of Chili.
2 pound of hamburger
Salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup chopped onions sauté in olive oil (optional)
1 can diced roasted tomatoes 8oz (or for spicy chili 1 can Rotel original)
¼ cup Chili powder
1 can chili beans or 2 cups cooked dried red beans (optional)
For spicy Texas style chili
1 teaspoon chipotle Chili
½ teaspoon Ancho Chili
Cheddar cheese to garnish
Add salt and pepper to the hamburger in medium size pot with a lid, brown the hamburger and drain the grease. Sauté the chopped onions in olive oil in a small skillet and add to the hamburger. Stir in the chili powder, (chipotle & Ancho powder) and add the roasted tomatoes or a can of Rotel and simmer for 1 to 2 hours until cook together.
Can make this the day before.
Garnish with cheddar cheese and fresh bread or Crackers.
Happy Halloween & Happy Fall to everyone.
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Hi I'm Diann welcome and join me on my adventure. I'm the author of "A Faded Cottage" & "Whispering Fog" and Founder of Diann Shaddox Foundation. I'm a member of the Wyandotte Nation & I have Essential Tremor (ET). I love to travel, cook, which leads to eating and I love wines. Chardonnay is my favorite unless I'm eating steak then I'll take a glass of Cabernet.
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