There are moments where visiting Facebook can feel like a slap in the face: Seeing an ex-girlfriend’s wedding photos; hearing about a friend’s promotion when you’re stuck in a dead-end job; or witnessing yet another birth announcement when you’re struggling to have a child. Read MoreThe DownloadThe Download: Maia Majumder sees herself as a data point
Since Facebook announced a new policy trying to make people use their real name on the social network, there has been quite a blowback from people like musicians, artists, and members of the LGBT community who use pseudonyms on the site for artistic purposes or to protect their real identities.
One company is reaping the benefits of Facebook's "real name" stance and making a name for itself in the process. A social network called Ello, with some New England roots, has generated a ton of buzz over the past few days as people have inundated the site with invitation requests. The descriptor some are giving to the site: the "anti-Facebook." Read Moresocial studiesHow MIT's 'Reddit for Credit' course came to be