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06 January 2009 @ 05:58 pm
How Much Longer for LJ - and Don't Pay for your account.  
Russian Bear Bites Into LJ Staffing
eulipious on January 6th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
For me it's mostly a diary with benefits, and I'd pay to keep the service, mostly because of the emotional attachment. The difficulty though is that I'd need to seem a cast iron guarantee of continuity of service, and I have no idea what shape that would need to take for me to be 100% certain!

OK I can see it can be used as a diary with benefits [and as such I have long cursed LJ for not making a clear page by page backup service available or a absolutely dead easy way to download a copy of a journal in one hit.

100% certainty concerning LJ has never been possible. First one became a member by invite from another LJ'er only 'something that won't change'. It did. Then it would always be free. It wasn't. Then 'we will never ever advertise.' Well they do - and more in the last few weeks. PopUps are appearing. I've seen all this before.
The Stainless Steel Rat: SSR Shootingstainsteelrat on January 8th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
Yep, there are certain key features, backup being the main one for me, that have been very obviously lacking from LJ. Perhaps the Russian owners will change that. Perhaps not.