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?

The TOS seems dire -- but -- will Russia really want to limit the free speech of Americans in America?

I don't think Russian politicians really care about what we say here, and they're smart enough to know that if they do something, anything, to enforce their rules on Americans, it will make them look bad, possibly at a moment in time when they need to look good in the larger world.

The TOS is meant to stifle their fellow Russians. This might cause less of a kerfluffle, but then again, everyone will know, which could backfire.

I'm sorry people are leaving. And if they go to Facebook, we know it's rife with Russian bots. This might be the more Russian-interference-free place to be.


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