God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll

LJ Changes, Again

So, it appears that 6A has sold LJ. As you can imagine, the 1400 comments (as of this post) run the gamut from curiosity to elation, from snarky to happy. the usual gang of idiots has to weigh in, of course...curious, do you think people actually believe that someone sits there and reads every comment they toss on a news post? Honestly, if I was LJ, I wouldn't. Too many of them to keep up with, and little to no useful content.

Anyway, I guess we'll see. It actually sounds like a pretty good deal for us. The crew that bought us is SUP, who has been running LJ in Russia for 6A, and now has formed Livejournal, Inc. to run LJ. This means we get a crew that is running JUST US. 6A sticks with Movable Type, TypePad, and Vox. Also of interest is LJ, Inc.'s forming of the LiveJournal Advisory Board, which will oversee issues relating to privacy, user policy and security and will be independent of the LiveJournal, Inc. management team. Part of this board will be LJ users, two at a time, selected by an open online election. Another will be Brad Fitzpatrick. That says something, not only that they would do it, but that Brad would be part of it.

So, keep your eyes peeled. This could be the start of a new and better direction, we'll have to wait and see. more information is available and will be updated at the new community, lj_2008.

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