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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Wed, Apr. 8th, 2009 03:23 pm
// Oh wow maybe I can. /

That part where I said I was still reading LJ?

Not really so much anymore.

Not sure if I should do a big purge and try to get the list small enough that I can read it in an hour or two a week, or just hiatus and see what, if anything, I miss.

It would all be so much easier if y'all were just on facebook.

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lemurling
lemurling
lemurling
Wed, Apr. 8th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)

I don't feel like facebook does what LJ does. It feels like there's no room to really talk about things at length, which is how I maintain that sense of connection to people. I don't really care when people walk their dogs or see a funny clip, or have started their taxes. I want to read their page-long ramble about what this thing that happened means to them, or have a long back-and-forth exchange of opinions on a topic that is real and important.

I don't feel safe with my status, because I can't find that there is any control over it, all people on my list see it. So it must remain shallow, non-controversial, and appropriate. (Doing anything else with essentially public space seems like future professional suicide.) The rest of the Facebook tools seem very difficult to use to create the sort of safe spaces with select people that I would use for sharing my thoughts.

I joined facebook finally to get back in touch, but so far it's a pretty empty experience.


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Wed, Apr. 8th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)

Yeah, the one thing LJ was good for was the protected post thing, and comment threading. But even a protected post could become a social/professional suicide unless you restrict it to only the most truly trusted people - probably a small enough number that you could chat with them in person or on the phone individually, but possibly a large enough number that they might not all be on or regularly reading a specific service like LJ. It'll be cool in The Future when they get a big federated identity system actually functioning, and like my RSS reader can pass creds that are linked to my LJ creds and I can see protected posts in it.

I think in the near run I want to just dispense with that tenuous illusory security 'filtering' ground and teach myself to do the long personal post kinda things in public on a non-LJ 'blog' that's very specifically set up as a personal journal, as opposed to "Angyl's Awesome Blog Of Doom" which would have things of general and professional interest written for that audience. I read several blogs done in that attitude and I think it could work for me. Later this summer I just want to play around with different blogging and *casting approaches and see if something delivers the satisfaction that LJing used to.


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turbogrrl
turbogrrl
turbogrrl
Thu, Apr. 9th, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)

posterous.com is an interesting take on journaling.


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Thu, Apr. 9th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)

Wow, so much simplicity, it burns! I've heard wordpress is magically not hard to upgrade anymore tho, so I might give that a whirl


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triple_entendre
triple_entendre
Triple Entendre
Thu, Apr. 9th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
loaded mashed commentators

if the existing social media tubes don't already do it, maybe it's time to throw something together in Yahoo Pipes? http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/search?r=source%3Alivejournal.com%2Cformat%3Acsv


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Thu, Apr. 9th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
Re: loaded mashed commentators

Huh, so, what can that do that I can't do with rss feeds and filters? Like, I don't see it handling my identity creds as part of anything? Also, I AM NOT A CODAR! I JUST TELL THEM WHAT TO DO! ;)


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Thu, Apr. 9th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)

You don't LJ much these days either tho


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Thu, Apr. 9th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)

Granted, you're busy being a mommy, and you have the seed blog for a lot of the mommy stuff. AND I'm not sure what determines what goes in that and what goes in your lj?


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