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So, I started scrolling through my friends list today, in the first time in forever, and I started thinking to myself, ok, there is one feature that twitter has that I wish lj did, and that is a "like" button, so that I can make my friends aware that I have read and acknowledged their posts, quickly, without actually needing to come up with something to say.

And then I thought... Ugh, no! That is *exactly* the goddamned fucking problem, and what twitter has done to us - is slowly, subtly, make us stop actually speaking to each other. I *want* to speak to you guys, I miss you!

I just started writing this out on a whim, whereas I wouldn't have even bothered on twitter, and oh my god... it feel so good! Fucking. more. to. come!

[addendum] Oh, and look! I can actually come back and make fucking edits if I fucked something up, or come and add more things if I think of them later! And, any comments you guys might make, that I might want to come back and reminisce about years from now, will still be right here, instead of lost to the ether after a few days forever. Fucking epic! who could have thought! :D

[addendum 2] So, I discovered that lj does in fact have a like feature.. But you know what? I have decided that I am not going to use it. If I want to make it known that I have appreciated something that they have said, then I am going to do so by actually saying something to them, and giving them a real comment.

How ya *like* that??? ;-P *drops the mic*

Date: 2016-12-08 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aladasian.livejournal.com
Oof, saw tweet, had to comment... I haven't been using LJ in forever and a day myself (only to edit a post listing my current CD collection), but i prolly should make a post on here to let those who are still watching me here (probably unlikely since i don't know who still uses it either) know i'm still pottering about (stahp, ron, stahp)...


Date: 2016-12-08 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigerfoxx.livejournal.com
What year is it?!?!?!

Re: Test

Date: 2016-12-08 01:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quentincoyote.livejournal.com
Year of the Coyote, motherfucker!


Re: Test

Date: 2016-12-08 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigerfoxx.livejournal.com
Next year is the year of the cock. *eyebrows*.

Re: Test

Date: 2016-12-08 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kj-roo.livejournal.com
Year of the coyote?? zomg! *hides all the ACME catalogs*

Re: Test

Date: 2016-12-11 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quentincoyote.livejournal.com
We have an app for that, now... >.>

Re: Test

Date: 2016-12-11 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kj-roo.livejournal.com
Oh noez! It's the apocalypse!

Date: 2016-12-08 05:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freakylynx.livejournal.com
LJ also has this nifty feature of saving a link to posts you like made by others, so you don't end in a fruitless search trying to track down that source of a vague memory of something memorable :p

Each social media fills a niche. Twitter is kinda daily conversations that are more or less forgettable, or frustrating as hell if something meaningful happens and months later part or all of it has been wiped away, Facebook has loading loads of pictures and tracking down people from the past, and usually with REAL names! And Livejournal is basically what it says on the tin, a journal for someone who lives and might want to share or review those moment of gladness and sadness from over the years - things change but you can still hold onto those memories whether or not they really matter in the hear and now.

Date: 2016-12-11 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quentincoyote.livejournal.com
That is also a thing I dislike about twitter, how ethereal and thrown away into the wind the conversations are there.

I suppose there is a certain poetic art to that, being that is how most conversations in real life are as well.. But then again, most conversations in real life do not have a 140 character limit on them. I think I said this elsewhere, but it basically just seems to me to cater to or even create more ADD type behavior.
Edited Date: 2016-12-11 06:08 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-12-08 05:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wolventerror.livejournal.com
I 'like' it a lot! Or rather: 🖒

Date: 2016-12-08 08:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scruff-e-coyote.livejournal.com
It's so rewarding seeing those who were once a part of LiveJournal, then left for other social media, return with such excitement and gusto. Welcome back, pal!

Date: 2016-12-11 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quentincoyote.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D *hugs*

Date: 2016-12-08 10:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jarrellwoods.livejournal.com
Even with the decline, I firmly believe LJ (and its failed knockoffs) is a good solid platform. It was a step up from YahooGroups because you could get graphical, and customize to your heart's content, and create your own little space or that of your community, and all the reasons you gave.

I know that everything has a lifespan, and in digital social media that life can be pretty short, but with the number of people who dislike FB but still use it like it's the only choice, is more by its genius marketing, and a lot less about some perfect design, because it isn't. And then they never stop futzing with it whenever users finally get used to the last futz. I don't even have FB, but I hear enough disgruntled users talk about it to know of their love/hate relationship with it.

I do like Twitter. It took me awhile to get it, but once I did, I'm like yeah. But it has it's place and it's certainly not a replacement for this. Not by a long shot.

And the most obvious aspect for many here--furry fandom. In the early 2000s we practically owned LJ. It's where the fandom as a community finally came of age. It's where we all got connected with our friends and our interests, no matter how obscure. 1000s of furry communities! Now there are 20 which aren't completely abandoned. Kinda sad. But we can always hope for a second wind when furs get tired of the crap pulled on some of these other platforms, and maybe they'll be back.

Date: 2016-12-11 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quentincoyote.livejournal.com
All very well said, and I agree. I kind of lost a part of myself, when I stopped writing here. And I would pull out twitter every now and again, with a mind to try to say something along the scale of what I used to here. But, it was never even remotely the same. I've felt better these last couple of days since I started writing again than I have in a long time, even if not nearly as many people read it anymore. Still it's good for me.


Date: 2016-12-08 01:15 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-12-08 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lupine52.livejournal.com
cool that your hoping to post more on LJ. Hope your still loving the bay area. San Francisco (especially the Castro district) is one of those cities I would love to visit. I saw Pier 39 as a pup and never have been able to truly experience what the city and area has to offer.

Date: 2016-12-11 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quentincoyote.livejournal.com
It is great! I'm not done with my story yet, but yes, I do love it here, and it was absolutely the right move for me to make. :)

Date: 2016-12-10 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hastka.livejournal.com
Yeah, there's still a pretty solid core of people who regularly post here. I don't even have a facebook or twitter account. Does that make me a bad person?

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Edited Date: 2016-12-10 08:30 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-12-11 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quentincoyote.livejournal.com
Hahaha. I'm coming to think lately that it might even in fact make you a better person. ;)
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