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Ello Finally Rolls Out Privacy Features, Races To Finish Beta and Secure the Site

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The past week has been a gauntlet for the team behind Ello, the elegant Anti-Facebook, as the seven founders to hold tight to the reins of what is likely the fastest growing social network in history. Perhaps the biggest upset around Ello, besides cynical griping about their business model or manifesto, is the fact that even as Ello explodes in popularity, it’s still in beta — a totally unfinished product.

As of today, Ello has checked off the first couple of boxes on their most-wanted features list — the first updates to the site since their sudden acceleration. Since shoring up user privacy is Ello’s new top priority for building out new features, today’s additions are “blocking” and “muting,” both triggered by a little icon next to a user’s Friend/Noise buttons. Read More

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Six Seconds of Sexy: The 12 Hottest Vine Accounts

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When Vine launched earlier this year, people were shocked that porn appeared on it. Ha, how weird that the first instinct of its users was stick to a camera down their pants and see what happens! The Twitter-owned video service largely cleaned up its act (even workarounds for searching #sex like typing #s3x seem to have disappeared), Read More

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Stand Down: Tumblr Denies Putting the Kibosh Specifically on NSFW Blogs

My God, will they have to ban Tumblr?

Tumblr has long been a not-so-secret hub for sexy photos. But as the company stumbles to maturity–lo, something that looks like a real monetization plan!–could it be that the steady stream of T&A is not long for this world? TechCrunch reports that three sites in particular–”Art Or Porn?,” “Booty Of The Day” and “TeamPervert.com“– have suddenly and mysteriously gone dark.

Could we have a case of foul play on our hands? Tumblr says nope–just a case of overzealous anti-spam efforts.  Read More