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I'm rather stupid. It only just occurred to me that for many of my friends here the move of LJ's servers to Russia is also the move of LJ's servers out of their own country. The latter aspect could be quite as unsettling as the former, I imagine. Whereas for those of use who have always written our home thoughts from abroad it is, from that point of view, business as usual.

Of course I don't trust Putin's government, but nor do I Trump's. In terms of LGBTQI issues, for example, I'm not keen on either trawling my locked posts (no nor Mark Zuckerberg neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so). Although, to be honest, they'd probably be bored to death if they did.

the move of LJ's servers to Russia is also the move of LJ's servers out of their own country. The latter aspect could be quite as unsettling as the former, I imagine. Whereas for those of use who have always written our home thoughts from abroad it is, from that point of view, business as usual.

So I am not the implicit target audience to answer your question, since I started crossposting from Dreamwidth in 2013 when I thought LJ was just going to die out from disuse and I don't plan to leave the platform unless it becomes actively unsafe for its users, but I suspect the server move from the U.S. to Russia would not have been so unsettling to so many LJ-users in the U.S. if Russia had not just interfered in the U.S. elections. The combination is what feels really unsafe.

Edited at 2017-01-02 08:42 pm (UTC)

Yes, that's a fair point.

Yes, that's a fair point.

This comment spammed by Autolycus (twice), who says:

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What I was about to type when he leaped onto my keyboard: if the servers had moved to, say, Sweden, I think U.S.-based users would still have felt weird about no longer having them in the country, but not actively threatened.

Edited at 2017-01-02 09:25 pm (UTC)

Yes, exactly this (except that I haven't cross-posted since 2009). Otherwise, it'd be unobjectionably logical for a company based primarily in a given country to have its servers located in that country as well.

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