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Stitch

Roy Koopa
Holy crap, it is the RoboCoonie!








Since: 08-20-04
From: California

Since last post: 214 days
Last activity: 214 days
Posted on 01-06-09 08:51 PM Link | Quote
Article

San Francisco-based LJ, on a whim from the Russian overlords, laid of 20 of its 28 staff including networking peoples today.

What does that mean for LJ? Don't know. It may just disappear, leaving well over billions of users and multitudes of entries (I have 1600+ at just over 5 years) lost into the internet ether forever. So, if you can, might be good to back up all those entries, but what for? Up to you. On the other hand, nothing might happen. But what better way for the Russkis to piss off American (and other countries') teenagers and angsty adults by removing one of the longest running blogs and networking communities?

I mean, I pay for a blog on my webcomic's website, albeit in a stupid interface that isn't at all intuitive in any sense of the word--I might as well right an entry on a brick and tie it to a balloon--where was I going with this? Oh yeah, I pay for blog space, but the convenience and inter-connectivity of LJ is what keeps me there.

Well, we shall see how this "global economic downturn" affects the future fate of LJ and its angsty teenagers, forlorn adults, odd and weird fandoms, and everything in between.
Rogue
If you're reading this... You are the Resistance











Since: 08-17-04

Since last post: 41 days
Last activity: 30 days
Posted on 01-06-09 10:47 PM Link | Quote
You had me worried there.

According to an article posted 9 hours ago, though, the numbers were exaggerated. They laid off "around a dozen" and that's about a fifth of their company.

Article

Still I really should back up my stuff, mostly the pictures and a few memories. But I'd like to save a lot of Nifty-SoCal's stuff.

Just wish I knew how.
Stitch

Roy Koopa
Holy crap, it is the RoboCoonie!








Since: 08-20-04
From: California

Since last post: 214 days
Last activity: 214 days
Posted on 01-06-09 11:56 PM Link | Quote
I know that paid users can export a .csv of their monthly archive, you'll have to search the FAQ for the rest of the user community.
Rogue
If you're reading this... You are the Resistance











Since: 08-17-04

Since last post: 41 days
Last activity: 30 days
Posted on 01-07-09 01:20 AM Link | Quote
It's really weird how some of the fandom communities are already getting posts from people acting like LJ's about to self-destruct at any moment.

Example

But, seriously, LJ wants you to back up your stuff on their site? What if it super-novas and takes everything with it in the resulting blackhole?

Anyway, if the ol' horse is indeed shot, I really don't know where I'd go for my miniature "social networking" kick.

Might end up at Blogspot for shits and giggles. Now if only I could remember my account name and password over there.


(Last edited by Rogue on 01-07-09 12:16 PM)
Stitch

Roy Koopa
Holy crap, it is the RoboCoonie!








Since: 08-20-04
From: California

Since last post: 214 days
Last activity: 214 days
Posted on 01-08-09 09:34 PM Link | Quote
LiveJournal's news page has posted an answer to the deluge, and provided an article link to LiveJournal, Inc.'s page for further discussion: article.

So, LJ is not going away. But, backing up isn't a bad idea either.
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