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[personal profile] solarbird

Okay, I posted this a couple of places, but! In response to the Livejournal TOS, I have like 400% cleaned up and dusted off my Dreamwidth account, which hasn’t even been idle, I’ve even been originating posts there, but still. It’s all shiny and buffed now.

Basically fuck yeah http://solarbird.dreamwidth.org is what I’m saying.

It is freakish to be on an LJ-style site and see stuff just… happening everywhere. Do you know how long it’s been since I said “jfc my friendslist is busy”? DO YOU? Okay, about two hours, but I mean before that.

I went and played a short round of Overwatch at 11:30pm. When I came back there were like five new posts. And a bunch of comments. And two friends requests. From strangers. Which were not bots.

I wrote a Fascist Watch newsletter starting around midnight. More new posts. Another friends request. Comments.

It’s not 2004 anymore, but it sure as hell isn’t 2015 either.

Basically, I think what’s happening is that all the scattered people who were still actually using LJ, plus all the people who weren’t but were kind of serious about going back to it at some point, are the ones actually migrating. And they’re all going to the same place, and they’re all looking for everybody else moving over. (Particularly in this community, which was set up when all this started happening.)

One thing I’ve said many times in running shows: an overstuffed smaller room completely beats a half-empty larger room. And what I mean is: for energy. Of the crowd, of the show.

Dreamwidth is smaller than LJ. Post-migration Dreamwidth – even including the active people there already – will most likely still be smaller than LJ was even four months ago. At least, on the Latin-character-set side.

But it’s a smaller room. You look out, you don’t see lots of empty seats and tweet repost botjournals. You see people trying to figure out where they are, and get set up. And going, “..uh… hi!”

It’d be hilarious if the long-considered (and oft-mocked) Livejournal revival actually happened – but on Dreamwidth. And entirely and only because Livejournal finally augured itself in.

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Date: 2017-04-07 03:48 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
It’d be hilarious if the long-considered (and oft-mocked) Livejournal revival actually happened – but on Dreamwidth. And entirely and only because Livejournal finally augured itself in.

It totally, totally would be.

I know that, for me, I've been missing the long-ago days of journaling where everyone who had you friended read you. Facebook still is the dominant social media, but with how their algorithms are, you're not guaranteed to reach every one of your friends if you make a post. So you really have no control over who you're reaching. On sites like DW, you're going to be seen if someone has you on their reading list. It's really nice knowing that your visibility isn't being controlled by computer algorithms, but by you and the actual people that want to interact with you.

Date: 2017-04-07 05:04 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
Yeah. I really don't understand why Facebook is The Thing. I'm on social media to make friends not to just gather random people and pretend they're my friends. You make friends by interacting with them regularly and Facebook makes that damn near impossible to do. Then you get Twitter, which is hellish for people like me with ADD -- I can't have a conversation when it has to be 50 140-character tweets instead of one big post. And Tumblr is utter shit for interaction.

Maybe the world's just moving towards a more superficial type of "friendship" and I haven't caught up with the times yet. But if that's the case, I'd rather fucking be Forever Alone. Give me a small handful of friends who are there through thick and thin over 500 friends who will bail on me as soon as I'm "inconvenient" any day. I'm pretty fucking sure that the love and care that leads to a "thick and thin" friendship is better for the world as a whole. People aren't toys you get to throw aside as soon as they bore you or become inconvenient.

Date: 2017-04-07 09:02 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
I'll never understand the appeal of Facebook. I have two, one because a few of my close friends have moved over there and another (under Legal Name) for the biofam. The second one... never gets logged into. XD

Tumblr has its benefits. I follow a few Tumblrs, but I directly go to them 'cuz the interface blows goats. XD I also think that Tumblr tends to get more black and white thinking going on, which can be probably attributed to the young age of the people there, which tends to make me shy away.

Date: 2017-04-07 05:09 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
XD Like that thing where the guy's painting a painting of him painting himself or something.

(I know there's a word for it, but I can't fucking brain ATM.)

Date: 2017-04-07 08:59 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
YES, THAT.

Date: 2017-04-08 03:17 am (UTC)
mdlbear: the positively imaginary half of a cubic mandelbrot set (Default)
From: [personal profile] mdlbear
Yes, that's one of the things I love a about DW. The other advantage it has over Facebook, Twitter, et.al. is not being flooded with reposts of stuff that wasn't worth looking at in the first place.

When you actually have to write something, people actually do. But a lot less often.

Date: 2017-04-09 02:56 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
Ugh, god, YES.

I get wanting to repost some things, but it honestly seems like other social media platforms are focused on reposting things. I have limited time and I really don't want to have to scroll through 50 reposts of the same shit until I get to the 2 new posts I want to see. There's very little stuff I want to see multiple times, tyvm.

Date: 2017-04-13 05:00 am (UTC)
conuly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] conuly
And a link is enough. I can count on one finger the number of times I've felt it was necessary to repost the entire text of something that isn't paywalled.

Date: 2017-04-29 05:19 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
Yuuup. Or a link and a brief synopsis, if necessary.

Date: 2017-04-08 09:50 pm (UTC)
miss_s_b: (Default)
From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
Yes, this.

Date: 2017-04-09 02:57 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
I sometimes wonder if those of us who actually like interacting with people are a dying breed. XD

Date: 2017-04-09 04:35 pm (UTC)
miss_s_b: (Default)
From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
I dunno, maybe. But I shall rage, rage against the dying of the light

Date: 2017-04-09 09:25 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
Same here... Mostly because I'm old and set in my ways and like my life the way it is. XD

Date: 2017-04-09 09:21 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
XDDD

I turn 40 Saturday. I've earned this cane and lawn and picket fence. I'll sit here and bitch about the young'uns and tell the kids to get off my damn lawn until the day I die. XDD

Date: 2017-04-29 05:18 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
Yeah, it's definitely missing that. XD

Date: 2017-04-08 09:50 pm (UTC)
miss_s_b: (Default)
From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
Ahhhhh you know [personal profile] hollymath! I recognise this bit:It is freakish to be on an LJ-style site and see stuff just… happening everywhere. Do you know how long it’s been since I said “jfc my friendslist is busy”? DO YOU? Okay, about two hours, but I mean before that.

Date: 2017-04-09 07:37 am (UTC)
miss_s_b: (Mood: Bravo George)
From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
Ah I see!
W00t for new connections! Hello!

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