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Why I'm sticking with LiveJournal AND posting elsewhere
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hawkida


       

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 LivejournalTwitterFacebookGoogle PlusBlogs (wordpress, blogger etc or personal websites)

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Long form content can be postedx xxx

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Posts containing more than one inline link and picture can be madexx  x

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Posts can be made private and hidden from strangers x x x x 

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Posts can be directed to select groups of people (not just "all followers")x xx 

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Old content can be discovered by date searches and bookmarkedx   x

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Easy to see both sides of the conversations the people you follow havex xxx

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Doesn't go down regularly for upgrades/ddos attacks   xx

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Comments on posts are threaded in at-a-glance conversational orderx   x

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Easy to see all recent updates from various people on one screenxxxx 

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Easy to see all content from an individualxxxxx
 Posts can be formatted as the user wants them to look using htmlx    x

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There are enough people I signed up to talk to/read still therexxxx 

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Mind, only Twitter and LJ keep trying to make me care about celebrities and only LJ keeps boring me with stories about imaginary goats. Facebook and LJ are both pretty big on trying to make me share pictures of imaginary gifts to show I care.

I have a permanent account, so I don't see anything about celebrities OR goats unless I want to.

You don't seem to have a cross for LJ for "posts can be made private".

Updated the whole row, thanks.

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Ooh! What kind of asparagus ARE you??? Please tell me!

Personally I'd add a column for LinkedIn, but of course that isn't for everyone.


I have an account on linked in because people kept inviting me to it. I don't use it at all, it is irrelevant to me. Well, I say I don't use it. Once I gave an ex-boss a testimonial, and occasionally I agree that, yes, I really do know somebody or other. But I have no engagement with it.

LJ also has the option of (third-party) LJ-Book, which lets you turn any range of your LJ into a PDF, with a number of options.

Unfortunately I can't get lj-book to work for me any more. I've tried with as little as the first 6 months of the journal, and it sits there trying for ages, then errors at me with a not very helpful error message. At some point I'll try to go through and to the month at a time xml exports so I have a backup.

Thanks, that's a really useful chart, though sadly LJ seems to be rapidly losing ground on the "There are enough people I signed up to talk to/read still there".

Of course, you left out the important category of "easily post amusing cat pictures".

I hope you don't mind, I took the liberty of re-arranging your table according to the "diagonalisaton" ideas of the late Jacques Bertin. The idea is to show which categories differ most from each other by putting their most distinct properties in opposite corners.

Twitter Facebook Google+ LJ Blogs
Posts can be made private and hidden from strangers ██ ██ ██ ██
Easy to see all recent updates from various people on one screen ██ ██ ██ ██
There are enough people I signed up to talk to/read still there ██ ██ ██ ██
Posts can be directed to select groups (not just "all followers") ██ ██ ██
Long form content can be posted ██ ██ ██ ██
Easy to see both sides of the conversations the people you follow have ██ ██ ██ ██
Easy to see all content from an individual ██ ██ ██ ██ ██
Posts containing more than one inline link and picture can be made ██ ██ ██
Old content can be discovered by date searches and bookmarked ██ ██
Comments on posts are threaded in at-a-glance conversational order ██ ██
Posts can be formatted as the user wants them to look using html ██ ██
Doesn't go down regularly for upgrades/DDOS attacks ██ ██

This is a great assessment - I would just make 2 adjustments - although for one I think I'm reading what you're saying wrong. Anyway, in wordpress they now have a subscriptions page where you can read updates from other blogs you want to read something akin to a friends page - however you can't respond to a specific comment - you can simple respond to a comment by answering in a comment to the blog - therefore the person doesn't know that you have responded to them.

That's a problem of lumping together so many things. Maybe Wordpress is significantly different to separate out, but in my experience blogs and personal sites can do threaded comments, and I wasn't aware of the "subscriptions" page, but it only applies to Wordpress, you can't do it with other sites, so I think I'll leave it as it stands. It's certainly not set up with that as an aim, it's all about the single broadcaster with multiple subscribers.

Might not be relevant to you, but I like 'fully flexible anonymity model' too.

On the "posts can be made private" line--on Twitter, you can make all your posts public, or all your posts private. You can do exactly the same on Blogger.

On Wordpress, you can password protect the post, or set it so that only logged in users can see specific content (a friend of mine does the latter for some but not all of his content).

Based on that, I'd say that either Twitter needs the X removing or blogs need the X adding. Or the line needs splitting into two as the granularity allowed by LJ/DW, G+ and FB is much better than that allowed by Twitter and most other blog platforms.

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