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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:lederhosen
Date:March 30th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
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A lot of my shorter stuff goes on Twitter these days, and I'm low on free time (or at least, I have lots of other things I want to do with my free time).
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 05:24 am (UTC)
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I was forced by my wife to sign up on Twitter, but I never use it.
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From:kuroshii
Date:March 31st, 2012 04:00 am (UTC)
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I'm still here! I was never one for posting much, but I used to comment oodles. I now comment...often? Erm. Call it slightly less often than "often." Not sure why that is, since I'm not checking LJ any less frequently than before.
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 05:24 am (UTC)
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Maybe nobody says anything interesting?

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From:kuroshii
Date:March 31st, 2012 04:14 pm (UTC)
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Er...maybe? Not really. Definitely fewer people saying anything, as many of them have migrated to facebook. I'm over on facebook too though I don't post much there either it's easier to share-and-comment.

Another factor I'm noticing...FB has trained us to "like" stuff when we don't have anything particularly constructive to offer. So for me, I find myself liking things in my head but forgetting to comment to get it out of my head. Whereas I used to not have any qualms commenting with a simple "neato!" or suchlike. I even/still have an icon for doing that.
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
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Yes, that is an easy out, isn't it? However, LIKE isn't the same as adding to the conversation.

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From:kuroshii
Date:March 31st, 2012 04:15 pm (UTC)

GIP

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^--- and that would be this icon right here. :)


Edited at 2012-03-31 04:15 pm (UTC)
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From:millysdaughter
Date:March 31st, 2012 04:10 am (UTC)
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Hiding in nodak?
Seriously.
More people are showing up here every day, and the traffic is getting nutso.
Prolly because we have eleventy-billion job openings...
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 05:25 am (UTC)
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OK...

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From:muse_books
Date:March 31st, 2012 09:31 am (UTC)
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A lot of my LJ friends are doing their updates on FB or hanging out on twitter.

Those forums are too fleeting for my taste as I like the journal format rather than just commenting on what I had for breakfast. Most of them though are using Smartphones at work to work around the ban on accessing social networking sites during their working day. :)
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 31st, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Your explanation sounds most reasonable. I agree with you in that I don't care all that much for fleeting posts, though I do tend towards short replies, for the most part.
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From:moonsinger
Date:April 1st, 2012 12:34 am (UTC)
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I post about once or twice a week. I don't have much going on other than working on revising my novel, so I don't have too much to say, but I still try to post a bit. I'm on Facebook, but LJ has been slowly dying. I've been using it to write personalized journal entries a lot and making them private to vent stuff.
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 1st, 2012 04:31 am (UTC)
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Understandable...

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From:kuroshii
Date:April 1st, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
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LJ is an actual blogspace. I don't know that FB will ever replace LJ, as it's more for time-sensitive stuff. Not as time-sensitive as Twitter, of course, but somewhere in between.

Those hacks that caused LJ downtime were precisely because LJ as a blogspace has gotten huge over in Russia. We just don't see it because we're not that sort of bilingual, I guess.
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 1st, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
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I have to agree, and I stayed with it BECAUSE I wanted to support the Russian's right to free speech.

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