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This is counterculture from the underground.
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LiveJournal represented social media without borders.

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"As of a few days [before 30 December 2016], the IP addresses for blogging service LiveJournal have moved to 81.19.74.*, a block that lookup services locate in Moscow, Russia. Now users -- especially those who do not trust the Russian government -- are leaving the platform and advising others to leave." - "LiveJournal represents social media without borders."

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Looks like the end of things.

It was a good run while it lasted, and some of us stayed on until the end. Which is now, obvs.
I thought it was always owned and run by Russians. I'd always assumed that's why there were so many Russian sock puppets on here.
Yep, it's been owned by Russian companies and/or eaten by other Russian companies for a decade or so now, but until very recently all staff was in California I think, and with the servers here, under US law. There are lots and lots of Russian users from the early days, so that was almost certainly the impetus for Russian capital involvement. This server move is new, though, along with yesterday's unannounced TOS changes. Lots of close knit groups are trying to fly under the Russian government radar here, so that may be connected to this. ¯\(°_o)/¯
Well all anti-government russian citizens on LJ have left long time ago or have been arrested (if they live outside of main metropolitain areas). So I believe latests move are aimed against the huge ukraininan community here.

lafinjack

2 years ago

merig00

2 years ago

lafinjack

2 years ago

phil_degrave

2 years ago

Basically nobody really knows what's going on at any level, we can only guess from what we see. :I
Nope. Started right here in Seattle, back in the day.
Yeah by Brad Fitzpatrick. He create LJ when he went to college in Seattle and wanted to keep a diary his family and friends could read.
Servers moved to Russia last year, they just updated the ToS to be consistent with russian law. :(

fritzchen

2 years ago

How can we move the whole community to Dreamwidth?

There is a hinterland of occasional contributors and commenters. We would need to find a way to inform them of the ways to all shift over too.

The comms were the only things that really mattered on LJ after blogging became last years' thing almost a decade ago. This community remains one of two to which I still contribute.
I've been trying to do just that... but the import isn't working
I had a previous import from a couple years ago; I started a new import the other day, looks like it took about a day to complete, and now the comments have been queued for 10 hours past that.

weswilson

2 years ago

lafinjack

2 years ago

2_on

2 years ago

I hope you will post something here if/when the move happens.

moonshaz

2 years ago

rose_cat

2 years ago



How Putin lies.