Jan. 6th, 2009

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Link from [livejournal.com profile] sharpest_rose: The Russian Bear Slashes a Social Network.

What we should remember is that

1) Most of the social networks still haven't found a stable profit-making revenue. It's very probable that LJ doesn't generate (enough) profit to its Russian owner.

2) At the moment, the Russian economy has gone to shitters, especially if the companies have taken non-Russian credit to fund their operations.

3) As I see it, it's probable that Sup will try to sell LJ to Microsoft, Google, Disney, FOX, or some other large technology or entertainment company. If not succeeding in that, Sup could even run down all it's non-Russian operations.

And a little angst-piece to the end. Without Lj, I wouldn't know what to do. How to communicate with my friends, and found new ones? How to find and publish fic? Keep up with fandom? Not to loose my friends, my networks, my thoughts and my emotional commitments? I don't know. At the moment, there is no alternative for me anywhere in the net.

EDIT: Here is the easiest, shoot-me-in-the-head simple way to back up your lj entries:
1) go to your info page and check when you started your journal.
2) go to here: http://www.livejournal.com/export.bml and month-by-month, create text files of your journal. You wont't have anything but the text and no comments, but it's better than nothing.

If you use Windows, I recommend that you download a free application program for making better backups with comments, but there is no a good program yet for us Mac users.

EDIT 2: At least or windows-users, I recommend LjBook service, but at them moment it's over-crowded. (I wonder why...)

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