August 5th, 2012


information radiation

One small niggle with social sites -including LJ as one- is that whenever someone posts some announcement (normally clubs or gigs) you get to see a gazillion copies of it in different places and, in lj, on different communities taking over your entire friends' page -oh, ok, that may be a slight exaggeration and it only feels like it. And the perception (not the reality) of it is that it is always events (it is always events) that you don't intend to or cannot attend that have this effect. There is a very fine line between making people aware of what you're promoting and... spam. This line probably lies largely at the receiving end and, again probably, changes from person to person.... for me, it's as simple as three or four big banner posts in different communities so I have to scroll miles down to see what other people in my friends' list have to say (and the people posting the promotion banners never see something like this as most often they don't subscribe to my lj). But then I may be getting cantankerous in my old age...