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March 30th, 2012


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03:31 pm
I no longer can argue that LJ has been unaffected by the disruptions of the last year or so. I used to have over 600 messages to plow through daily, what with one thing or another, but now it's only about half that, and most are from RSS feeds, so they aren't even generated here. Where are all you people?

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From:countessof_roth
Date:March 30th, 2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
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I"ve noticed it too! I used to have pages and pages to catch up with and now? maybe 10 updates a day. :/
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 30th, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
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If anything, I'm posting more here. I guess it's no longer the newest/greatest...

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From:stacymckenna
Date:March 30th, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
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Entirely.

I for one know I am posting less frequently. Not sure why. It's almost like I'm putting so much energy into keeping up with the other sources of data that I don't have leftover oomph for writing here. Or, I find my life so boring and routine, nothing seems striking enough to write about. And yet, it feels incredibly busy so one would think I were doing something worthwhile, right?

Life is a lot of long term planning and steady plodding preparation which does not feel... noteworthy.
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 05:03 am (UTC)
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Life needs to go on, of course.
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From:droxy
Date:March 30th, 2012 04:10 pm (UTC)
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I post here. RSS feeds are like personalized ticker tapes. If you are not readingthem, you may want to remove them.
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 05:04 am (UTC)
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I skim them. Some stop me to read completely, most don't.

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From:kurrk
Date:March 30th, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
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As you know, I'm more facebook... But I check this like every 3 days or so to make sure friends here that don't do facebook are faring well.
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 05:04 am (UTC)
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I've been posting to four places; feels like a waste of time.

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From:pogodragon
Date:March 30th, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
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I'm constantly intending to update more on here but mostly failing.

I shall, once again, resolve to be more prolific.
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 05:05 am (UTC)
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Bless your heart!
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From:dbroussa
Date:March 30th, 2012 05:44 pm (UTC)
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What I said on FB. Today was my once a week check of LJ. ;-)
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 05:06 am (UTC)
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Your choice. I respect it, even if I disagree.

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From:adamsmith2
Date:March 30th, 2012 06:18 pm (UTC)
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It is internationalized. I have no objection to reading from others from other places (I like it). My computer speaks more languages than I do. Yet the process of translation makes all a bit more difficult.
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 05:07 am (UTC)
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I can see that.

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From:otana
Date:March 30th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
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After the last update from LJ, it was the final straw for a lot of people. Either they moved to other blogging sites (like DreamWidth) or just lost the drive to post to LJ altogether.
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 05:08 am (UTC)
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I suppose. I never really updated; I still have an old-fashioned page.

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From:crisavec
Date:March 30th, 2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
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Facebook and Google+. I found myself not doing much on LJ because I took a new job at a remote camp in AK, and the dorm net(we live on site, 2 weeks on/1 week off) is so abysmally slow that LJ will take upwards of 10 minutes to refresh a page. At those speeds it makes you not want to even bother.

We'll see what its like come summer when I finish the network upgrades though, a T1 for 400 people doesn't cut it these days.
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 05:10 am (UTC)
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I'm in both places; FB takes too much of my time, IMHO. G+ doesn't seem to excite me all that much.

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From:pondhopper
Date:March 30th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
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For the last almost 10 years I have posted here, longer or shorter, at least once a day and have missed very few days. It is my diary of sorts and I still do so because something is missing when I don't.
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I have renewed my friend's list somewhat and now can barely keep up with all the posts. Some days *are* slower, though...like Friday nights and some weekends.I guess there us life outside of LJ as well.
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People get lazy, also. Facebook is just too easy. Throw a sound byte out and you're done. I'm there but this where I feel best.
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 05:12 am (UTC)
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I gather that when I shift these posts to FB, they appear wordy and excessive; that would be in comparison to most posts there.

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From:quiltingdragon
Date:March 30th, 2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
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So many of my friends have abandoned LJ, and I really miss keeping up with them. I read their blog or whatever, but we don't interact like we used to on LJ.
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 05:14 am (UTC)
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I can certainly see that. I see a few of the old folks on FB, but it's not the same.
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From:redqueenofevil
Date:March 30th, 2012 09:49 pm (UTC)
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I'm here, I just don't have much to write these days, other than about toddler stats and family deaths.
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 05:15 am (UTC)
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Toddlers are very cool!
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From:marymont
Date:March 30th, 2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
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I dropped off the grid a bit when I got a job and started driving 3+ hours a day in commute. I used to have quite a few responses to my blather, and I can't really predict if or how much I'll get now. It's certainly less. But I am not reading the computer every day, even emails. Don't know when the last time I sat down to read emails was.

I'm such a slacker.
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 05:16 am (UTC)
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Not at all. It's just life attacks.
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From:brokenheather
Date:March 30th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
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I still read religiously, but I rarely get off my butt and post. I need to do more, since FB is a lousy way to remember your history...
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 05:17 am (UTC)
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Amen.
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From:waiwode
Date:March 30th, 2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
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Honestly, the ubiquity of FB seems to have a lot more to do with the dwindling of "actives" on my Friends List.

If participating in various and sundry communities hadn't widened my Friends page I'd have been gone years ago when my local friends all shifted away from LJ.

Doug.
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 05:22 am (UTC)
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I'm shocked that the folks who got me involved have for the most part disappeared.
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