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January 31st, 2012
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I've been decreasingly enamored of LJ for years, for any number of reasons. I only post now once every few months, but am far more active on FaceBook and Twitter. Fewer and fewer of the political conversations I want to be a part of even happen here, but on Tubmlr instead.

This journal may be going dormant soon.

The lesson is that the Internet is littered with the corpses of companies that thought there's such a thing as a captive audience, or that such an audience could be milked or otherwise abused without end before people just said screw it and found another player.

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From:silme
Date:January 31st, 2012 07:03 pm (UTC)
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I miss you!

I don't look at Facebook very often (I despise it) and I refuse to do Twitter. :(
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From:holzman
Date:February 1st, 2012 08:24 pm (UTC)
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I've started a tumblr.

I miss you, too. When the hell are you and your husband next visiting the USA?

Edited at 2012-02-01 08:24 pm (UTC)
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From:silme
Date:February 1st, 2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
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When he's working full-time again, alas. :( Right now, money is tight and the mortgage is the most important. Trust me, I want to get to the US. Amongst many other things, I have two great nieces I've not met in person yet! One is now three and the other is one.

I don't know much about tumblr, to be honest. Tell me more, please.
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From:supergee
Date:January 31st, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
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LJ is still my home, but I enjoy reading you and others on Facebook, despite its many drawbacks.
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From:wgseligman
Date:January 31st, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
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I'm curious as to why you're dissatisfied with LiveJournal. I find it to be a good blogging tool, especially for the tagging and privacy controls.

There are a couple of things I find annoying (the WYSIWYG editor, occasional outages) but they seem minor to me.
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From:holzman
Date:February 1st, 2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
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Dissatisfactions:

1) Most of the conversations I was having are no longer taking place here. This is really the big one.
2) Advertisments.
3) The objectionable policy of the month club.
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From:wgseligman
Date:February 2nd, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
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1) I readily appreciate this point. I use LJ to blog; that is, write long articles on things that interest me. It's not really an internet conversation tool for me.

2) Since I use an ad-blocker, and I pay the annual LJ fee (TANSTAAFL and all that), I don't see ads.

3) Doesn't affect me, but I can easily see how this would be a problem. On the other hand, LJ is a major protest tool in Russia; it can't be all bad!

I'm not trying to change your mind, just explaining why I like LJ. Be sure to publish your Tumblr RSS feed if you'd like to me see your posts there.
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From:holzman
Date:February 2nd, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
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From:xiphias
Date:January 31st, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
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Pity. I understand your choice, but I just can't find another service that allows me to write at the length I like to write, and thread the way I like things to thread. For all of LJ's stupidity, which makes it fit my needs less well than they used to, they STILL fit my needs better than any other service out there. I mean, except DW, of course.

But then, of course, the thing is where one's community is.
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From:trinker
Date:January 31st, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
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I don't *get* tumblr. I find it really hard to follow discussions there.

Help?
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From:holzman
Date:February 1st, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC)
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It's not as linear and cross referenced as it could be, I'm afraid.
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From:tezliana
Date:January 31st, 2012 11:53 pm (UTC)
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I'm sticking with LJ for now. If I make a change, it's likely to be over to DW. I already crosspost just about everything between the two anyhow. Not likely to ever use Facebook or Twitter.
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