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People don't post here because they have 'nothing to say' or 'nobody will read it'. But they do post their nothing-to-says abundantly on Facebook. Still pondering on that one. A fair few people still seem to come by and read stuff and enough people post here that it keeps my interest to come back and look at what may be on my friends' page.

I have said a few times that LJ does seem to stimulate longer, deeper conversation but then ten years ago about half the posts were those quizzes and memes, 'which DC superhero are you', etc. That, too, has gone to Facebook and I don't miss it.

ION, an interesting article here by sashagoblin about the many obstacles and intolerances that bi people face. I'm not one myself, but wearing the tags of a few minorities and having to put up, in a much .. lesser, more minor way, with stereotypes and prior assumptions, made me think. We make sense of the world, amongst other ways, by putting labels on things and putting them in boxes, but those boxes seldom describe the whole reality of what we're dealing with -and we get it wrong. And we still deal with difference in ways that may have been advantageous ten thousand years ago but not in the society in which we live. There is such thing as progress, attitudes to these things have changed so much in my lifetime, but it is so slow and so localised.

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hairyears From: hairyears Date: September 26th, 2015 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
inevitably, my first post after three months of passively consuming LJ is another meme.

A more tolerant society? For sexuality, somewhat; for nationality, less so; and for disability and mental illness, we are becoming nastier than the Victorians.
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: September 27th, 2015 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't think that's quite the case yet -but you're right, that is the trend. The future Camerons and Farages probably would like to propose taking babies that are different and smash them against the rocks like the Spartans. Ok, that's a extreme case I don't really believe that, but seeing what rags like the Daily Mail post, there are quite a few people who support just as extreme views. And would probably like me out of this country, except when they see me as the equivalent of the 'good black' or the 'good jew'.
androktone From: androktone Date: September 27th, 2015 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

I struggle with not getting instant feedback on lj. If more people used it, it would feel less like shouting into the void.


I'm glad you post; I like your posts :)

flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: September 27th, 2015 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, sorry, I'm guilty of that. I often see a post (particularly a post of yours) and think 'I would like to comment on that, but need to think what I'm going to say' -and then life takes you somewhere else and you never do....

I'm glad you post, too :)
djpsyche From: djpsyche Date: September 28th, 2015 08:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I do miss LJ, but yeah, since there are so few people around to reply to things I generally tend to use it as a personal journal. A way to track memories, rather than something interactive.

I kinda liked the quizzes and memes too, though! Bit of depth, bit of fluff.
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: September 28th, 2015 10:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, you see. I'm glad I don't have to see the 'what superhero/movie star/day of the week' are you type of thing. There's still enough people here that it is worth the while checking and, once in a while, commenting -although, as I said to Bekki, I often forget to comment because I wanted to think a little more before posting and life just takes me somewhere else.
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