Kevin (erf_) wrote,

in case anyone is wondering why lj keeps going down

Politics, basically.

Selling LJ to a Russian security contractor turned out to be a bad idea on Six Apart's part. One, no real competition in Russia, so it keeps fading further into irrelevance in the Western market as the dev team continues to roll out features only Russian users care about. Two,
it exposes LJ to the Russian hacker community's particularly Chekovian sense of irony.

Pass me the vodka, SUP, this infant isn't going to shoot itself. What's that you say? The infant has been eaten by bears? Preved! A toast to Comrade Bear for sparing us from such an unpleasant task! Perhaps now we can go back to trying to buy wives.


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