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Awash in Red


Posted on 2014.05.11 at 23:25
How Do I Feel?: confusedconfused
So... did LiveJournal take a huge nosedive in active population, or is it just me?
Seriously, it's always been sparse, populated by LJ diehards, but now it feels like a ghost town.



franklanguage at 2014-05-12 04:04 (UTC) (Link)
I added a few "diehards" a few months ago, which helps keep it from feeling so lonely; plus, I have an account over on Dreamwidth as well.

(I thought you were at home in a ghost town, Rusty.)

Edited at 2014-05-12 04:06 am (UTC)
 Come One, Come All...
dark_fetus at 2014-06-10 04:05 (UTC) (Link)
I love ghost towns in real life, digital ghost towns don't hold my interest the same...
kindredspirit75 at 2014-05-12 10:32 (UTC) (Link)
Unfortunately, LJ is very quiet these days. I am seeing friends slowly drifting away but some sites l belong to are still alive.
 Come One, Come All...
dark_fetus at 2014-06-10 04:06 (UTC) (Link)
Well it's nice to see that they at least updated their site. It'll take a little getting used to, but at least it shows they are doing things.
jj_maccrimmon at 2014-05-12 12:03 (UTC) (Link)
There's a number of reasons; some economic, some social and some political.

1. LJ is not the user friendly place it once was. When it's easier to drag and drop a photo or meme to a site elsewhere, that's where people will go.
2. Membership fees for what people are getting are not worth it.
3. The site is owned by one of the Russian oligarchs recently hit by sanctions directed at Putin cronies.
 Come One, Come All...
dark_fetus at 2014-06-10 04:08 (UTC) (Link)
Well I for one actually preferred Myspace to Facebook for the exact reason that it wasn't exactly "user friendly", but because of that it was much more open to creativity, such as designing your page, or embedding music/animations.
drhoz at 2014-05-12 14:37 (UTC) (Link)
Pretty thin, yes
 Come One, Come All...
dark_fetus at 2014-06-10 04:08 (UTC) (Link)
Well, I plan to stick it out. I'm glad for the company, no matter how thin.
faeriesmak at 2014-05-12 15:19 (UTC) (Link)
It's a total ghost town!
 Come One, Come All...
dark_fetus at 2014-06-10 04:08 (UTC) (Link)
I know!
faeriesmak at 2014-06-10 23:09 (UTC) (Link)
It makes me sad because I really do like the format of it.
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