Tags: live journal

Misc: WTF

LJ going under?

Thanks ipostyfor the heads up.

"The company's [LiveJournal's] product managers and engineers were laid off, leaving only a handful of finance and operations workers — which speaks to a website to be left on life support...

The weakest in the herd are always the first to fall. Facebook and MySpace, so far, have resisted layoffs. A host of also-ran social networks — Hi5, MyYearbook, and other obscurities — could be next. It's only a matter of time before investors reach the same apparent conclusion as Paulson: that there's a lot of fuss in running a social network, but not that much money."


Check HERE for the full story.

Just in case LJ does go under, and anyone wants to be able to find me (or more specifically, my fic), I'm usually 'zakai' at most other blogging sites (though right now I don't use them like I do LJ). I'm also at fanfiction.net, adultfanfiction.net, and mediaminer.org as 'ZaKai'.  Also my email address is zakaii(at)gmail(dot)com for anyone who might need/want to get in touch with me. 

For anyone wanting to make a back up of their journal, HERE is one way that you can do it.

Anyway, hopefully this won't happen, buuut you never know.  Better to be prepared right?

Edit: Thank you [info]sharona1x2 for THIS link to [info]furiosity's journal.  There is a lot more information there than what I have. 

 
Misc: Duty

LiveJournal Strike

 

For those of you who don’t already know, there is a strike scheduled for Friday, March 21st, 2008 for 24 hours straight.  This means no content of any kind.  No posts, no content, no comments.  While I think it’s a shame to see the Basic accounts done away with, this is not my primary reason for participating.   I plan on participating because of the way SUP, the new owners, seem to think very little of the user base here.  I’m participating because I don’t appreciate them trying to be sneaky and underhanded.

 

No, this isn’t going to break LJ, and they’ll probably end up doing what they wish anyway, but I believe it will at least give them an idea of how many users care about being treated fairly and honestly.  I hope others will participate as well because let’s face it, if it wasn’t for the users, there would be no LiveJournal.  We come here for the content that only other users can provide. 

 

I’d ask that you please spread the word and spread it fast.  I know that many of you are very active on your journals, and it’s a lot to ask, but I hope that everyone will participate.

 

To find out exactly when the strike begins and ends in your area go here:

http://beckyzoole.livejournal.com/395125.html

 

What’s the strike about?

 

·          It’s about free and ad-free LiveJournal accounts being abolished for new members, ignoring the advice from the newly-formed Advisory Board.

·          It’s about LJ staff trying to sneak that decision in under the radar; and when people found out, telling the users it was done ‘to make the signup process less confusing’.

·          It’s about LJ staff failing to apologize for trying to hide the facts from view and for lying about the actual reasons for their actions.

·          It’s about the latest decision to hide certain user interests from the list of Most Popular Intrests, some of them being: fanfiction, bisexuality, sex, and depression.  This decision was not announced or explained in any way.  Users found out for themselves.  More information here: http://stewardess.insanejournal.com/228245.html

 

You can go to the following links for more information:

http://beckyzoole.livejournal.com/394838.html

http://beckyzoole.livejournal.com/395310.html

 

An interview of Anton Nosik, director of the block division of SUP corporations with “AND” magazine:

http://darkrosetiger.livejournal.com/373663.html

 

(As a side note:  I made the banner above.  Anyone who wishes to use it may do so, just please don’t hotlink it.  Thanks.)

Misc: Nerd

LJ's draft proposal

LiveJournal's draft proposal for abuse policies and procedures.

According to the draft, "Users who have posted non-photographic images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct will be required to remove the material..."

Written situations concerning fictional minor characters was not addressed in the draft, but someone raised the question and a staff member answered saying, "Written stories are not images, and would not fall under this policy."