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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Wed, Mar. 12th, 2008 05:46 pm
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smallerdemon
smallerdemon
smallerdemon
Thu, Mar. 13th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)

From reading the thread a bit it looks more people were upset about a rather large shift in policy with no communications with customers about that policy change. Of course, that is the prerogative of any company, mind you, but I understand why clients might be upset about lack of communication. I work in a communication vacuum every day and it causes a LOT of discontent among people who must communicate directly with customers to not have policies posted or communicated down to the front lines.

You are correct, though, it wouldn't have mattered in the long run. The model started free and transition to pay or have ads played would have still caused an uproar from the "But it was FREE FOR SO LONG?!" crowd.

Admittedly, it was one of the reasons I still liked LiveJournal. I could always have folks create a basic account just to read my friends only post and they didn't have to deal with the luggage of advertising that MySpace and Facebook have in place. Oh well, I suspected it would be too good to last this long anyway. :) It is more surprising that this didn't happen a LOT sooner.

I suspect this was also a surprise given the current status of so many services giving things away now, but none without advertising of some sort or as you point out, enough paying customers to sufficiently carry a large, large number of free customers as well.

Edited at 2008-03-13 05:10 am (UTC)


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