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Hi! I'm mostly on G+ (and FB) these days. There are so many things that LJ does that I like more, like the ability to make REAL INLINE LINKS like God and Berners-Lee intended, but somehow G+/FB require less energy to actually, well, post. Sigh. Until that changes, you can mostly find me there. Ping anytime (you can write to my LJ address) to be added.

Date: 2014-12-15 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, me too. :/

Date: 2014-12-15 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm actually trying to be more on LJ again..I've separated off my desktop from my gaming station to make that a bit easier.

Date: 2014-12-16 04:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've noticed! I pretty much always check LJ,FB,G+ at once - just cmd-click on the "Social" folder in the bookmarks bar. It's just the paradox of "LJ allows more interesting posts, therefore I post less if it doesn't rise to the level of interesting?"

Date: 2014-12-16 06:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm actually not ever going to LJ on the Chromebook, on the grounds that Google knows enough of my bidness, so I should keep that off the Chromebook.

I'll never touch Facebook. Never. Conceived in evil by evil means, and all that implies.

I wish there was a service that combined the best things about lj with the best things about G+, but the way the world works, it's much more likely someone will combine the worst of both.

Date: 2014-12-24 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Conceived in evil by evil means, and all that implies.

That didn't imply much to me, but doing a web search supplies a lot of context. Interesting.

Date: 2014-12-16 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
G+ definitely does make things easier. (But i so rarely take the easy option =)

Date: 2014-12-16 04:30 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-12-16 07:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ugh. Maybe I'll get over my hatred of G+ at some point....

Date: 2014-12-16 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If you do, please let me know.

Date: 2014-12-24 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
IIRC they changed their name policy - does that help?

LJ has improved on the phone, but G+ & FB are still much more usable on it, and sadly that makes a difference. In terms of my actual usage, G+ & FB are virtually identical - just slightly different groups of people, so I post more kid things to FB and more geekery and/or ninja squirrels to G+.

Date: 2014-12-16 06:46 pm (UTC)
kirin: Kirin Esper from Final Fantasy VI (kirin)
From: [personal profile] kirin
Meanwhile I have accounts on everything mentioned above, and lately I've been most active on... tumblr. Mainly because it's the only one that combines "dead-easy posts/reposts", "decent inline media", and "actually active communities of people". The price, of course, is that trying to have any actual discussion is ungodly awful.

LJ still has the best discussion threading, and I still read it semi-regularly and occasionally post for longer and/or personal-filtered things, but I only have like half a dozen friends still most active here.

FB has tons of activity, but the non-deterministic feed long since frustrated me to the point of giving up on it for anything other than purpose-specific community pages.

Kept up with G+ for a while, but there just wasn't enough activity for it to be worth the time. Never hit critical mass with any group of mine.

Of course I use twitter plenty, but that's obviously limited.

Date: 2014-12-24 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I agree with most of what you said, especially regarding the non-deterministic feed of FB. Sorting by "most recent" instead of "top posts" helps, except when FB switches that back on me without asking, and except when they decide not to show me posts by my wife even though she's marked as a close friend (and my wife) and it's chronologically relevant. Really, that all completely sucks. And yet it's where the people are.

I used to feel guilty about only making link posts on LJ, so I'd make them on FB instead. But that also chips away at critical mass.

From the outside, Twitter seems broken by design, but obviously I'm in the minority there. And I'm tempted to create an account anyway, just to send feedback to a few people I don't actually know who don't post their email addresses. (Like, email, what's that?)

G+ - I know a large-ish group of people there who moved from LJ and originally met each other on Usenet. If it weren't for that, I don't think I'd pay attention to G+ either.


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