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March 21st . . . LiveJournal User Protest Day, and My Response. [Mar. 21st, 2008|05:00 am]
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In case you didn't know, LiveJournal-related melodrama peaked this month. As of today, one lacks ability to create a new account without advertisements.

This Encyclopedia Dramatica entry tells the sum of it.

Anyway, for those that are link-phobic or link-lazy, Americans, as far as I can tell, don't like Russian media companies more than they don't like American media companies that behave the exact same way. Go ahead and argue that SUP is different and somehow more sinister than Six Apart. Here's my approximate auto-response.

I offer a simple solution. There are other programs of similar nature.

No more ads, right? This should solve your problem, oh self-improtant free account blogger. Oh wait, LJ/other blogs, YouTube/other v-logs, and MySpace/Facebook networks are filled with mostly high-school and college-age kids, what was I thinking?!?

I can hear the approximate noise already:

WE ARE ENTITLED TO LIVE FREELY FOR NO MONEY SPENT WHILE MAKING ALL KINDS OF MONEY AND NO TAXES AND WE NEED FAT FREE VEGAN LIFESTYLES AND HEALTH CARE FOR FREE AND EVERY SPERM IS SACRED AND EVERY CRIMINAL SHOULD BE REHABILITATED AND PEOPLE ARE DECENT AND GOOD AT HEART . . .

The idealism bleeds from its orifices here in blogland. The internet feels like a college campus.

Anyway, I'll be around, as usual, blogging as such, and subsequently working against your liberal arts major ideals.

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2008-03-22 02:52 pm (UTC)
You know, I get that LJ is special because of the content of its users. However, if that were ultimately the most important part of a blog service, then there would be no ability for users to make friends-only or private posts. Their laundry would always be 100 percent public, so that the whole world could see this flowerbed of amazing daffodils.

That being not the case, then there's just another example of how the service caters itself to people, even the freebie accounts.

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