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the social networking thing
People seem to be coming back to livejournal! This, it seems to me, is a good thing. FB is good for arranging events and the photo-tagging thing, but it seems to me to encourage a sort of very superficial connection with people. Then there is all the semi-spam from games, events and people you have no idea who they are. Not that it didn't happen here before, of course, but it (seems to me like it) is much worse over there at FB. For the Dreamwidth fans, yes, it is good, it's nearly the same as this without the Russian owners but it is even more of a minority interest. Although minority interests seem to be my fate, me the child of outsiders in the fringes of the Western world (or so we used to think of it over there at the time), ending up being a classical guitarist, a sort of hippie-socialist, hanging out with goths, using Apple Macs. And now a blodi forrener in this soggy island, one of a tiny few from my part of the world (if I get asked one ore time  whether I'm from Argentina...)

I will not mention the election. Yes, you should vote. No, I cannot vote in the general election, I'm a blodi forrener. Ok, that's that. Next.

On an only slightly related note, Is anybody except for a couple of fifteen year old pupils of mine lamenting the impending disappearance of Bebo?

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flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: April 7th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's a reason why AOL are trying to get rid of it..
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faticeira From: faticeira Date: April 7th, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
True. That is the only bad thing about FB is that posts are made fast and fade away. Well quite sure they aren't archived. Shame, I had some great ones with comments I would love to go back and read.
scifi_mel From: scifi_mel Date: April 7th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well it never died over here in fandom land. I had a post last weekend with 96 comments! (granted they were mostly me and a friend going on about Michelle Forbes) but scifi me gets roughly 20 comments each post compared to the odd one or two that robot me get. I guess the fangirls are just a more chatty bunch.
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: April 7th, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I may have taken part in that Michelle Forbes discussion:) (or in one of them:)

The Battlestar Blog still gets busy -not as it was a year ago, but then the series did finish and some people haven't followed on to watch Caprica. Which I will miss in the break, BTW. From the teaser ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tRNrifk0e0 ) it would seem like at least it'll move a little closer to there being many copies and some sort of plan:D
scifi_mel From: scifi_mel Date: April 7th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
We can hope! A friend and I are really hoping they bring Amanda back. Though what I thought was her hair in that trailer was just Lacy's! It seems sad they killed of half of the grown up women characters, especially when her and Clarrise were getting so interesting (and by interesting I mean er...)

lsur From: lsur Date: April 8th, 2010 09:10 am (UTC) (Link)
People seem to be coming back to livejournal!

Interesting you should say that - I had that feeling myself recently. I looked at FB but it seemed a bit dodgy, like one's entire personal file would be handed over to the CIA. I'd sooner stick to the Russians :-)
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