January 7th, 2009
|10:37 am - Beach head established|
I am rather concerned that lj might go bottom-up. I just haven't found any other social networking system which has such a good feel to it. I haven't been that impressed by Facebook, but has it changed a lot as the user base has broadened? Is it worth getting into?
The name 'communicator' has already been taken on insanejournal, but I have opened a free account called alisonp for emergency use.
I make very little use of Facebook. Lots of people are on there, and it's good for certain things - sharing photos of and among your friends, for instance. Other people love it for various Scrabble-like/word games.
The 'status update' provides for short, ephemeral notes that wouldn't deserve an LJ post (Cf Twitter), and some people make a lot of use of that. But I usually forget!
Doesn't sound like the system for me. I don't really see the point of Twitter either.
Also, thanks for the other info, I have now corrected that.
I see no particular reason to believe that LJ is dying, actually. To me it looks more like just another company getting out of the USA, which is something I've seen quite a lot of over the past two years or so. Just about the only unusual thing is that they're moving to Russia instead of China or India.
Yes, I think you are right. Oh, you must be right. let us not worry
ETA - aha - I'm not the only one who set one up though :-)
Edited at 2009-01-07 10:59 am (UTC)
I really don't like Facebook - it's too much of a crossover of worlds for me. I'm not comfortable with work colleagues and contacts being able to see the silly fancy dress photos from university friends and so on.
Crikey I should think not. So facebook uses your own name does it?
|Date:||January 7th, 2009 11:13 am (UTC)|| |
Facebook is handy for me to keep up with friends in the writing and publishing biz. But posts don't seem to turn into discussions the way they do here, though there's no obvious reason why they couldn't, and of course you must be under your real name. You can do anything you can do here with photos etc, though, and there is Lexulous...
It might be good for re-establishing contact with people from long ago perhaps?
I'm not worried about LJ, but I've backed up my journal with LJ Archive just in case. ;-)
Facebook is just not a good subsitute for LJ. It has its uses, but it doesn't make a good blog.
I think it's not worth investing the time in getting to understand it.
Yes. I was just saying 'perhaps it would be good to get back in touch with people' but would it really?
|Date:||January 7th, 2009 11:32 am (UTC)|| |
I got an IJ and JF account during the (counts in fingers) last but one big panic... I may start cross-posting, and (neing a Luddite) I have always copied all my less vacuous post onto my hard drive... but I'm not about to panic again.
And for all the complaints one hears, I just like LJ better than all the rest...
Yes. I don't know any other service which would tempt me. I'd be really upset to lose touch with lj friends too.
Probably there'll be an attempt to migrate to another LJ clone, which presumably could cause some of them some growth problems. But there are several out there, most of which work on the model LJ used to, with the invite codes.
Looks like GreatestJournal, which had pretty much collapsed anyway, has completely fallen over now; yesterday it was accepting updates, today not even that.
I suppose the main thing is that, if anything does happen, those of us who want to keep together reach consensus on where we're going. I've now got
four three journals open, just to be prepared for any migration, and cross-post when I remember so it doesn't feel like walking into an empty house if we're forced out here.
Facebook is ghastly. Simply ghastly. Like most people I'm doing the Insane Journal thing. Here's my Insane Journal thing
Although I don't believe the sky is really falling.
It's falling I tell you. Peak oil and now this!