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26th-Mar-2011 05:58 pm
Abandon hope
 Just not as often. I don't like the corporate gerbil-jump of Facebook, it's just that I am stuck here in this frozen Tundra called Hamilton, cutt off from 98% of the friends I made in the states and it's just easier to keep in touch. But I am NOT abandoning Live Journal. NOT!!

I especially hate the fact that Facebook sells your e-mail address to every goddamn corporation under the sun and I get over 200+ junk e-mails that I never asked for, I don't want and are unwelcome as fuck. But I wish there were somebody better. I hated MySpace and I hate LinkdIn or whatever that horseshit is called and I wish to fuck that somebody better, less shilling, less weaseling would come along.

I feel stuck for now. What do you use?
26th-Mar-2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
i use Twitter. For now at least. i'm on FB, and sometimes i check through it, and comment, and share links and whatnot, but it's not my main platform. i use Twitter more because it's short and sweet, and like an instant messaging party line: i can have "conversations" in (more or less) real time with friends across the miles and time zones.

FB irritates me because it keeps changing things, most recently it made it harder to include line breaks in comments (WTF?). One of my FB pals had to share the new secret: shift-enter to add a line break. Plus, i clicked on someone's video, apparently hosted on FB, and discovered that FB had SHARED that video to my page, when all i did was click to look at it. Uh, DO NOT WANT. But my family uses it as their primary platform, (though my mom and i use AIM to chat online), and it is convenient for finding people. So i haven't turned my back on it yet.

i'm still on LJ, i read it, once in a while i post, though mostly it's for art. Although if you were to check my last LJ posting, you'd see i'm prepping for a new favorite online activity, "live-tweeting" movies, heh.

But i'm not sure how thrilled i'm gonna be when Twitter begins to include paid (AKA promoted) tweets into my timeline. We shall see.

i was excited about Diaspora, but found it very difficult to get an account. So the jury is out on that one. But the idea is, open source, locally hosted "pods", so that a big corp isn't holding your content. i like it. i just wish i could really try it.
28th-Mar-2011 10:49 am (UTC)
I am still looking around but as far as very sensitive, personal information, I will post it here, not on Facebook.
27th-Mar-2011 12:08 am (UTC)
I'm still here, I haven't been posting much due to busyness, not because I'm elsewhere.
28th-Mar-2011 10:49 am (UTC)
As I said to Nora, the most sensitive personal information still goes here.
27th-Mar-2011 12:31 am (UTC)
A telephone.
28th-Mar-2011 10:50 am (UTC)
Unfortunately it's the long distance thing. I already ran up my limit last month because we are on cell phones now and have no land line anymore.
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28th-Mar-2011 10:51 am (UTC)
I need to use Twitter more. I haven't figured out how to make it work for me yet.
27th-Mar-2011 02:36 am (UTC)
Regarding Facebook spam - I've been on it for years and really don't get any. Have you edited your privacy settings? Check out all the stuff under the "account" tab - there are several things regarding your privacy, sharing of personal information, etc. that i recommend opting out of.
28th-Mar-2011 10:52 am (UTC)
I did, but it was too late, the bastards had already sold my e-mail.
27th-Mar-2011 04:14 am (UTC)
I don't completely get Twitter, but I really like FB for the conversations, quickness, humor, meeting new people and sharing and learning news/information.

I find it challenging to have conversations on LJ. I don't know why people use LJ. I like to write and have a lot of comments and I comment on the comments. Some people seem to write and just accept their comments. I'm not giving up on LJ, I enjoy posting, but it's so much smaller and seemingly less creative than FB IMHO. The few friends I have here, I enjoy reading. A couple friends comment frequently but otherwise I find it rather slow and solitary.
28th-Mar-2011 10:53 am (UTC)
Yeah, many people have deleted their journals and just joined FB but I would avoid posting sensitive or gossipy work related information on it.
27th-Mar-2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
I'm still here - in fact, I kinda of am back after having not been around or posting as much. I find that I like the privacy controls here better than anywhere else, I feel "safe" venting here, and I like the community. I do have a facebook account, but I never post anything too terribly personal there.
28th-Mar-2011 10:57 am (UTC)
That's what I like about LJ-the privacy settings.
29th-Mar-2011 02:35 pm (UTC)
I'm still here although not real often. I do use FB but not for anything of any import. Personal stuff, definitely not there. I also have a Dreamwidth account that I use more.
9th-Apr-2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
I refuse to use Facebook. But then I don't journal. I got an LJ so I could read f-locked entries and leave comments. And recently I haven't even been making posts - too busy.

Dreamwidth is like LJ used to be (for one thing, no ads; for another, the management cares and doesn't just view one as a source of revenue from selling access) - and they make it really easy to port your LJ (or other LJ-code-site) entries over and to crosspost automatically. I just prefer not to do those things. I'd be delighted to give you an invite code and I'm sure dozens of other people would too; I wish more people would start writing over there, especially since one doesn't have to give up LJ to do so. But catvalente was right when she pointed out that a lot of people have abandoned LJ for Facebook because they weren't really into blogging. It's just she left out all the people who've abandoned it because they're now working 3 jobs or have lost computer access, not to mention all the people who've had their journals deleted or left because of the policy of deleting journals. Facebook sucks with the power of a fierce ebb tide, but it appeals to those who aren't journallers, but networkers. The great invention of LJ was combining journalling and networking.

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