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LiveJournal vs Dreamwidth vs Google Plus - go!

Date: 2014-10-04 08:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lovingboth
I would like more people to use DW more often.

I know that not everyone has left LJ.

G+? People use it?

Date: 2014-10-04 09:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] andrewducker
I wish more people used Dreamwidth, but meantime I'm happy to use it as a staging ground for LJ. And they both have pseudonyms, support long-form blogging well, have threaded comments, and allow variable privacy.

G+ was a great idea spoiled by two things (for me):
1) I can't automatically crosspost. And I'm not about to start manually doing so, because that's extra effort to support something with very few users (comparatively).
2) They pissed off a lot of people with (a) making it mandatory and (b) the naming thing, which means it has a much lower number of users than it would otherwise have.

Date: 2014-10-04 09:30 am (UTC)
andrewducker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] andrewducker
Oh, also, G+ isn't an LJ alternative, to me. It's a FB/Twitter alternative.

Date: 2014-10-04 10:31 pm (UTC)
lovingboth: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lovingboth
That's the third of its problems for me!

Date: 2014-10-04 10:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] juliet
I prefer DW to LJ (better code base, have more trust in the people running it -- also I did some volunteer dev work around when it was first released so I feel emotionally attached :) ).

I think I only know two people who use G+, and P as far as I know only uses it for work purposes.

Date: 2014-10-04 11:47 pm (UTC)
matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Default)
From: [personal profile] matgb
I prefer DW to LJ (better code base

aye, some of the more recent changes at J (Twitter and Facebook commenting, for example) have been really helpful and I'd like to see them here, but I'm really frustrated with a bunch of changes, especially the way the new comment pages have javascript that causes everything, including the carat, to jump around while stuff loads, I want to hit reply, click in the box and start typing like I did here, not start typing and realise I've lost everything again because the JS has pushed the browser attention somewhere else, etc.

The new management at LJ do seem to realise both what the potential of the site is and what they've potentially lost out on, which is nice. While I'll always prefer DW the point that they specifically don't want to be a massive internet thing with huge numbers of staff means I'll be very very happy if LJ does relaunch itself succesfully and start stealing back users from other places (especially the apparently pointless Ello which doesn't seem to have a USP that LJ doesn't already do better, apart from the no ads thing).

Date: 2014-10-04 10:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sfred
I experience DW and LJ as part of the same thing, really: I crosspost everything between the two, and read both consistently. They are quieter than when I joined (which wasn't until 2008) but I still have stuff from real humans to read every day, and I like writing here as well as reading.

I get frustrated when people say they miss LJ as though it no longer exists. It exists! Some of us are still posting! Anyone could come back and post at any time and they would have readers! Until recently I assumed that most people still read here and just don't post, but I think that was over-optimistic. I think some people read and don't post, and some have drifted away entirely.

I don't use Google Plus at all - I have it enabled for my work account purely so D and I can use the Location bit that they moved into G+, but I don't read it. I sort of forget it exists most of the time.

Date: 2014-10-04 11:49 pm (UTC)
matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Default)
From: [personal profile] matgb
I have a G+ account. Because it's integrated fully with my android phone, I don't use it much if at all, as I don't want the potential security risks and similar. I liked the idea when they launched, but because of the stupidly insane real names clampdown which was far more stupid than even Facebook ever did, it chased off too many people I'd want to pay attention to, etc.

DW is my little corner of the web, it's a bit clunky and hasn't got as many bells and whistles, but it's far better than anywhere else.

Date: 2014-10-05 10:38 am (UTC)
matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Default)
From: [personal profile] matgb
Yeah, but too little and far too late, once you alienate a big chunk of vocal userbase and their friends, recovering is harder, because most of the people I want to read/pay attention to are on Twitter or here/LJ, I've no reason to pay attention to G+ except as a contact store and phone backup facility, so that's what it is.

Facebook was never as insistent on "real" names let alone stupidities like full legal name, and they've completely rolled that back of late.

Date: 2014-10-06 04:15 pm (UTC)
damerell: NetHack. (normal)
From: [personal profile] damerell
Livejournal: evil.
DW: No-one uses it.
G+: evil, no-one uses it.

I think the un-option is clear.

Date: 2014-10-11 11:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thekumquat
I've been on LJ consistently, never quite got to grips with DW. G+ is a shower of shit that is like FB in thatI have to be careful what on my phone wants to link to it.

Over the last week, LJ has been failing to load pages most of the time, hence looking at DW for the first time in months.

A few months back, more people I knew were putting diary type stuff on FL than anywhere else, but I think most of them are now using FB etc. instead.

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