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I fail to see how the new feature of cross-posting comments to Twitter and Facebook add value to LiveJournal, and I won't be making use of it. I wonder if it's a sign though, that LJ is worried for its future; and if it is, does that mean I should be? Should I get a DreamWidth-account, just to be on the safe side?

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bogwitch
Sep. 2nd, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
There's nothing wrong with having a spare journal. I can get you a code if you need one.

I have to say though, I can't see what a lot of the fuss is about. If people are rude enough to post from your LJ using a button, they'll do it anyway with some cut and paste, and that you can't friendslock.

The buttons
are
a bit annoying though.




Edited at 2010-09-02 06:22 pm (UTC)
gamiila
Sep. 2nd, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
I have to say though, I can't see what a lot of the fuss is about. If people are rude enough to post from your LJ using a button, they'll do it anyway with some cut and paste, and that you can't friendslock

I have to agree with you there. It's why I haven't implored people not to cross-post any comments they might want to make to any of my entries.

There are a few scripts and workarounds being proposed left, right and centre; but the one I tried didn't have the desired effect (or none that I could see), and so I've decided not to bother with any of that. Anyone following a link to a flocked post will still have to log in before they can see anything, or so I'm told, which means I don't need to panic about my security settings just yet.
vegmb
Sep. 2nd, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
I think it is beyond rude to post something from someone else's journal anywhere without their permission. It may be that LJ is worried about the new social sites. I have to admit that I use FB more than LJ because it is easier to do on my phone. But there is also nothing of substance on there (other than pictures). I use my journal to write down my thoughts in detail and like the fact that not everyone can find me on here.
gamiila
Sep. 2nd, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
I think it is beyond rude to post something from someone else's journal anywhere without their permission.

Hear, hear -- and from what I can gather of the storm of protest that's gone up, most other LJ-posters and -commenters feel the same way. Which gives me hope that things won't actually get out of hand.

You know I'm the world's least active FB'er. I can't see the point to it really, and therefore don't bother with it much. LJ, OTOH, is my space where I feel comfortable enough to express myself; and I don't want to have to go anywhere else and start again -- I tried that some years ago with GreatestJournal and InsaneJournal, over some other kerfuffle, and found I couldn't be bothered, really...
vegmb
Sep. 2nd, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
FB is superficial, but has its uses. I use it mostly for contact with people from home who I don't see anymore, and for organizing things with local friends. LJ is my online home and where my friends are.
suze2000
Sep. 2nd, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
It does seem to me that many people use LJ, FB and Twitter for completely different purposes and want to keep it that way.
melegyrn
Sep. 4th, 2010 04:22 am (UTC)
Facebook did provide a way for me to find a few old friends. Other than that, I've not seen much value to it. I have two friends who are Farmville crazy, which drives me crazy. I have a Twitter account that I've not visited in eons.

I'm not sure what I'll do in the long run, but I'd already set up a Dreamwidth account before the events of this week. I'm melegyrn over there too, if you want to keep in touch on that end.

I know that I'm almost as upset with the way LJ makes these changes as I am with the change itself.
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