LJ is for . . .
There seems to be some confusion circulating among many users, so we wanted to take a moment to try to clear some things up.
Another point of confusion came from some wording on the Six Apart website, which states that "LiveJournal has grown to be an amazing community of fiercely independent bloggers, primarily teenagers and twenty-somethings." We know the first part is true, but some people are questioning the second part. Though a few different sources confirm that the largest group of LJ users falls into the ages of around 18-24, a lot of LJ users feel that description just doesn't describe LJ's diverse community. We want you to know that we've heard your concerns, and now we're challenging you to help us make our statistics more accurate. The way you can do this is by following this meme that you might have already seen:Go to the profile page and specify your full date of birth, including your year of birth. If you don't want everyone to see how old you are, make sure the box that says "show your birthday to other users" is unchecked. The important thing is to get yourself into the database. Then tell your friends about it, and ask them to do it too.
--read more here: http://news.livejournal.com/92448.html
::wonders if he had anything to do with this...::
Oi, yoi... there's mad drama there. =.=;; Most of the crap seems to be rotating around the whole, "LJ is turning into MySpace, OMG! I'm going to leave, yea hear me?"
My question right now ('cause I have only half-heartedly skimmed through the drama, and really don't wanna read 1500+ comments) is, where in the WORLD are people getting the idea that LJ is going to turn into MySpace?
What is it? The ads? The announced "new system that'll make style easier"? I'm assuming it's not the majority age group thing, 'cause that'd just be a stupid assumption.
The new system... eh, I'll go over it at some point. It's not what I had originally expected, and it turns the difficulty "dial" (to quote Brad) waaaaay down to easy. Past S1, even. But that should make it so LJ would turn into MySpace. Besides, people aren't seeing the entire monkeysphereishness! I think I can safely say that most livejournal users don't have more than 300 friends, unless their a crazy friend collector. And no one is going to make other people visit ugly journals... So what if a crowd of idiots gather? There's always going to be a crowd of idiots, no matter where you go.
As for the ads... eh, I can't say much about those. I dislike them, but hey, if it brings in money, and guarantees that livejournal will stay alive, so be it. I've forked over a decent chunk for my permanent account, so I don't see the ads. So I honestly don't care all that much, as long as I continue not to see them.