LJ Is Alive!
A Multifandom LiveJournal Friending Meme
Tumblr is great, but my fandom heart is in LJ.
I'm pimping this not because I'm taking part but because I WANT LJ TO LIVE!
I wrote an essay about fan sites and how fans take what they're given and make them work. I haven't posted it because it's a jumbled of thoughts and it's lacking research, but I'm intrigued by the way a platform like Tumblr has been - um- bent
to accommodate the way fans want to post. And how Live Journal seems
to be trying to accommodate the ways (some) fans like to post with their recent updates. Particularly things like allowing sticky posts to comms and incorporating features that seem popular on other social media sites.
I think I might be one of the rare few who actually like the LJ updates. I haven't used their new friends page (I like viewing it in my own format) but I do like the profile and posting page.
I also pondered if a fan specific platform may ever be created. A place that featured everything we need so we could all hang out in one place. A place that's easy to post (like Tumblr) but allows connectivity (like LJ). Ridiculous thinking really because not only do we all want something different but it wouldn't be cost effective for the developers I imagine.
Aaannnway. The only way LJ will stay alive and kicking is if we keep using it! It's heartening to see over 3000 comments to the above meme. :))