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Oct. 25th, 2018 10:51 pm (UTC)
been on lj since 2004 and watched it dwindle with the inventions of FB, insta, etc. Tried dreamwidth for a spell, but I never did make the switch (some of the perks of having a lj permanent account seemed more beneficial to me than have a basic dreamwidth acct. Does anybody know the differences between lj and dreamwidth which is the underlying factor for ljers making the switch?
Nov. 10th, 2018 01:40 am (UTC)
The big reasons (from what I've heard people cite) are LJ's missteps over the years with marginalized groups and the moving the servers to Russia (given that the CEO of the Livejournal parent company is known to be friends with Putin) and again, Russia's treatment of the gay community there.
Nov. 10th, 2018 01:41 am (UTC)
It's less of a "this is a better platform" (it's not IMO) but more of a "this is a place where I feel comfortable supporting."

That said, having tried reaching out to both DW and LJ management teams - both platforms seem to be running by themselves these days and not actually have much in the way of active oversight.
Nov. 16th, 2018 12:45 am (UTC)
Although I don't have supporting evidence, I like to believe the waning of traditional blog popularity resulted in the blatant disregard of storage when organizations like Vine, Geocities, etc. delete content when they go out of business. I'm sure it's in the fine print, when membership requires agreement to terms, and organizations like insta, FB, twitter would never be held responsible for such claims if they ever pulled the plug.

If I was more technically savvy, I would also suspect that IP services have monopolized the use of static IP (for business accounts only) whereas Russia probably handles static IPs differently.
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