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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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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.

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