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LJ News Links & Opinionated Drivel

Phew. I have been reading and reading after the giant freakout the Valleywag post created! (I suppose technically the layoffs are the source of the reason to freak out, but the sensational tone of the post did not help.) I can't see LJ at work any more, as you know, so I had to wait until now.

Here are some really, really informative links:

List of specific layoffs and collection of official and unofficial links.

Press release on livejournalinc.com.

Hopefully most of you have seen this stuff already and have put the Tums back in the medicine cabinet, or were blissfully ignorant.

Having got that out there, I just want to say that I do not think you can get the comment functionality and security level customization you can get on LJ elsewhere. I would still encourage new users to sign up for LJ today, even though I now maintain a Wordpress blog (that almost no one visits because hello, everyone's on LJ) (to those who do visit: THANK YOU!) and just crosspost. LJ was a pioneer from the beginning and still has a feature set that rocks socks. So, you know, back stuff up, experiment with other stuff, but don't like, leave.

I love my google feed reader but my friends list is like a daily stroll through the neighborhood.



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Jan. 7th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
I tried the Wordpress thing myself awhile back, but getting people to use RSS readers is like pulling teeth for some reason. Everyone's just too used to LJ.

I love Wordpress, the interface is great for writing IMO, plus you can customize the hell out of it.. but yeah LJ does have that sense of community for whatever reason.
Jan. 8th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
I am loving RSS and my google reader more and more and more. I hope others join me.
Jan. 7th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
I have been toying with Wordpress, but not to leave LJ - to have a slightly different (and more focused) place for "real" writing. I don't intend to stop long boring weekend rundowns or anything, as they really do function as a memory dump for me. I'm interested in what backup you use for LJ, though.
Jan. 8th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
ljarchive - get the version on sourceforge latest updated.

i pay bluehost to keep my wordpress site - jack wouldn't let me install WP on peril.
Jul. 29th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
Bluehost (http://www.bluehost-info.com) is a solid web hosting provider...
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