Don't Eat With Your Mouth Full

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Platform 9 and 3/4
It's odd, isn't it? Every time LJ does something stupid (and it does), people talk about how it's the end of the platform, and they're high-tailing it off to Dreamwidth, or wherever. Sometimes they go, sometimes they stay.

By contrast, since I've been on Facebook it's been clusterfuck after clusterfuck. The arrangement of newsfeeds, privacy settings, how adverts are placed, what names people are allowed to use, all these things are regularly interfered with without warning or apparent justification, other than the whim of Zuckerberg. Imagine if LJ decided that pictures of breastfeeding mothers weren't allowed! There'd be more flouncing than in a Victorian haberdasher's. Yet FB gets away with all this and more (as well as being a vastly inferior platform in terms of threading, linking, etc.), without - well, I wouldn't say without a grumble, but certainly without a mass exodus to MySpace. Strange, n'est-ce pas?

I think people are just used to America being "the boss" of platforming (all of my LJ friends who are melting down are Americans) and are wary of Russia controlling or having rights to their content? Personally I'm just annoyed that the English version isn't legally binding (and my last entry wasn't able to crosspost from DW... how curious), but otherwise all I care about is that I can write my entries and keep them.

Edited at 2017-04-07 11:15 pm (UTC)


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