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LiveJournal

A website for blogging.

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A Blogging Service With A Great Community

  • Dec 16, 2008
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LiveJournal, commonly referred to as LJ, is one of the first major blogging sites to be created, and remains popular today. 

My favorite features of LJ:
  • It's very user-friendly.  Pretty much anyone who has basic knowledge of the internet can create a LJ.
  • There are templates available for the appearance of one's blog, or for web geeks, codes can be written for a more customized look.
  • Blog entries are very easy to post and update.
  • Blog entries can be set to private, public, friends only, or customized friends list.
  • Long entries can be put behind cuts.
  • It's convenient to view all the latest posts of your friends on the friends page.
  • It not only hosts personal blogs, but communities as well, which can also be followed through the friends page.
Even though I don't blog on LJ as much as I used to, I still visit the site every day to see what's going on with my friends and to visit the various communities on it.  My favorite being Oh No They Didn't, a notable celebrity gossip blog.  There are also many other notable LJ communities and LJ bloggers out there.  From internet celebrities to wrestlers, politicans and artists, LJ is just a great, easy way to update people, and to see what others are up to.  It's all good fun.
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LiveJournal (often abbreviated LJ) is a virtual community where Internet users can keep a blog, journal or diary. LiveJournal is also the name of the free and open source server software that was designed to run the LiveJournal virtual community. LiveJournal's blogging features include those found in similar blogging sites (multiple authors, commenting, calendars, and polls). However, LiveJournal differentiates itself from other blogging sites by its WELL-like features of a self-contained community and some social networking features similar to other social networking sites.

LiveJournal was started on April 15, 1999 by Brad Fitzpatrick as a way of keeping his high school friends updated on his activities. In January 2005, blogging software company Six Apart purchased Danga Interactive, the company that operated LiveJournal, from Fitzpatrick.

On December 2, 2007, Six Apart announced it was selling LiveJournal to SUP, a Russian media company that had been licensing the LiveJournal brand and software for use in Russia. The new owners unveiled a plan to upgrade the service, engage with the LiveJournal community and launch new products for advertisers. This work would be undertaken by the newly formed American-based company LiveJournal, Inc.

On January 6, 2009, it was announced that LiveJournal had laid off some of their San Francisco-based employees and moved product development and design functions to Russia.

On April 22, 2009, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev opened his ...
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