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03 December 2011 @ 04:34 pm
Sign of the Future Internet?  
I never thought Twitter would become the place online where I have the most interaction with people. LJ seems to be fading away, and everyone has moved on to other internet locales. Since I don't do Facebook, I guess it's me and Twitter - at least till something else presents itself! Which I hope it does not too far in the future.
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bookaddict43bookaddict43 on December 3rd, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
I have a Twitter, but have never really tried it out. I'm mostly computer less at the moment, but I guess it's still LJ for me! :)
Ithithildyn on December 3rd, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
I love LJ and wish more people were still around. I miss the interaction.
Hilshils on December 3rd, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
I never imagined spending my online social time anywhere but LJ. It's so weird.
Ithithildyn on December 3rd, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it is.
calliopes_pen: amberleewriter had to be there Methoscalliopes_pen on December 3rd, 2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
I have yet to see anything of LJ slowing down. It's still the same amount of posting that I've seen on my friends list--the only quiet times are Saturdays, but there are still a decent number of posts today, too.

If LJ goes away, I'll just use Dreamwidth--I refuse to touch Facebook or Twitter.
Ithithildyn on December 3rd, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
Well, maybe people just hate me and it's not LJ. Wouldn't be the first time. Dreamwidth is a duplicate of LJ, so no love there either LOL
calliopes_pen: amberleewriter good doc Adamcalliopes_pen on December 3rd, 2011 11:55 pm (UTC)
Slowness with people responding could also be because of the DDOS attack. LJ's still dealing with it.
Ithithildyn on December 3rd, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC)
This isn't recent, this has been going on for months. Like I said, maybe it's me. If no one else has noticed, it probably is.
valihavaliha on December 4th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
The DDoS attacks have been regular, and also going on for months. The Russian political bloggers are the target, but the DDoS attacks influence us all. People are fed up and moving on to different platforms. If I had to move completely, I'd prefer Dreamwidth over Twitter, but I'm hoping it won't come to that.

As for me, my life as been beset with such disasters that my usage of anything online has really dwindled. I have failed to keep up with NaBloPoMo, filled very few entries on my Mag7 Bingo card, and am already wondering will I be able to do a decent job on my Mag7 Big bang artwork. I haven't read a Mag7 fanfic in months, and only several in the Thor fandom, but only because it's so new and exciting, and because I sacrificed a couple of hours of sleep for it. I'm hoping things will calm down for me somewhat over the winter holidays, when I will be able to catch up.
Ithithildyn on December 4th, 2011 12:25 am (UTC)
How's the pneumonia doing?
valihavaliha on December 4th, 2011 02:49 pm (UTC)
The same. I'm still on meds, which aren't very easy on my stomach but I don't have the severe reactions I was worried about. In ten days I have another checkup, and more x-rays. We'll see how it goes from there.
Ithithildyn on December 4th, 2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
keeping fingers crossed!
pat: holiday haz treepat_t on December 4th, 2011 12:38 am (UTC)
That's right. This morning I tried to comment on two ljs and couldn't because LJ was down again. So I just went to bed and forgot about it.
Ithithildyn on December 4th, 2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
[knock wood] the last DOS attack, I couldn't get on for days, but this one, I have yet to have a problem. Weird.
Black Rook: traktorgrachonok on December 4th, 2011 06:57 am (UTC)
Call me paranoid, but the recent wave of attacks is probably connected with elections here (in Russia), so there is a hope things will come down - the elections are today.
valihavaliha on December 4th, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
There was a comment on Dreamwidth recently about all the trouble Russian bloggers go through because they're using LJ as a political platform. There was a mention of deliberate targeting and attempts to reveal the identities of bloggers, as well as cases of online bullying and threats. So even though it annoys me a great deal, I can live with LJ being down while people are trying to deal with that.
Ithithildyn on December 4th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
You're not paranoid. The attacks have been reported here in the news. I hope things get better there :(
Black Rook: traktorgrachonok on December 5th, 2011 05:21 am (UTC)
I hope, too - after all, in the first time in years people actually went and voted... The results are still predictable and disgusting, but maybe it'll be a beginning... I'm not sure we could survive another revolution:(.
Ith: Art - Callanishithildyn on December 5th, 2011 05:28 am (UTC)
[HUGS] Wish I could do more than offer hope.
amonitrateamonitrate on December 4th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
i don't think it's you! my flist has been slower, and I've been posting less and commenting less. I'm not even sure why, I've had an odd year maybe and just haven't had a lot to say?
Ithithildyn on December 4th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
:) Thanks.
The other Weird Al: Doctor Who - My Dalek and I love itaeron_lanart on December 3rd, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
I hate twitter, so I hope you'll at least maintain a presence here.
Ithithildyn on December 3rd, 2011 11:55 pm (UTC)
I'm here, just doesn't seem to be much point most days, I guess.
The other Weird Al: Doctor Who -The Doctoraeron_lanart on December 4th, 2011 12:22 am (UTC)
I have been bad and not posting much, but I have the busy right now in an effort to save money for car stuff and conventions next year. I'm hoping to meet Matt Smith!

I may be around a little more this month though as it is consci_fan_mo which is my favourite fest as there is no pressure at all!

Edited at 2011-12-04 12:24 am (UTC)
Taselby: Science: Heisenberg was heretaselby on December 4th, 2011 12:14 am (UTC)
I'm still (kinda) around, but I got eaten by work this year. :(
Ithithildyn on December 4th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
[waves] So I've been reading. Hope you and the kids are well!
pat: holiday hopat_t on December 4th, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
I never get interaction from twitter. Or very darn little. More on facebook.
Ithithildyn on December 4th, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
Never been on Facebook, so no way to compare the two. I think Twitter has been active for me is that I have people from fandom, and from my old blogging days there, plus people they know.
Taxicab Messiahdonna_c_punk on December 4th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
I'm going to stay here. Even though I have Twitter and Tumblr, I never use them, because I can't figure them out. I really don't care for Twitter, since it's so limited with what you can write. I don't understand the hashtags, trending, any of that crap. I'm too old to relearn the Internet. Eff it.
Ithithildyn on December 4th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
I'll go where there's people to talk to.
Pricetag a.k.a. Mom a.k.a. Margaret: Old Broadmprice on December 4th, 2011 12:53 am (UTC)
I have a Twitter account but haven't been active since March. I seem to stick strictly to LJ. And I refuse to get a Facebook account. The more I hear about it, the less appealing it becomes.
Ithithildyn on December 4th, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
Facebook kinda creeps me out - which is why I'm not on there.
Amy H. Sturgis: Book/Swansoneldritchhobbit on December 4th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
I'll be honest: I couldn't stomach Twitter. Tried and failed. The word limit was far too restrictive; I felt as though nothing of substance could be said, and so everyone was reduced to speaking in bumper-sticker slogans.

But I'm old and crotchety, don't ya know. ;)

I've been spending a lot of time on various LJ communities recently that seem to be quite active, but it's not a fair sampling, to be sure.
Ithithildyn on December 4th, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
I was one of the last to give up on email lists and was dragged kicking and screaming onto LJ. I'm sure 10 years from now, I'll be someplace else and feeling nostalgic for LJ LOL
AD absolutelyadabsolutely on December 4th, 2011 04:20 am (UTC)
I think for me it's that so many years have gone by for Highlander. I miss its prime. Many of the HL folks have moved on to new fields. I'm spending more time on Twitter than LJ too, but using my name. Maybe that was a mistake. Mayhaps I should have signed up as adabsolutely there too. Anywhozit, I'm using tumbler to follow the young folk and their Sherlock creations. Also, I hope it will be a good venue for my flower pics. We all have our strange little habits...take care.
Ithithildyn on December 4th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
I'm still too paranoid to use my real name on places like Twitter. I do have a G+ in my real name, but that's due to trying to have a controlled RL presence on the internet more than for any useful reason [g]
Black Rookgrachonok on December 4th, 2011 07:08 am (UTC)
Things did slow down in my corner of LJ, and I'm no exeption - there were days I posted three times a day, and now about one post in a month. Mostly because I've become lazier and more closed person and more involved in RL.
But I'm reading my f-list regulary, and usually comment when I have something to say:).
And I doubt I'll ever change LJ as my main internet home - 8 years here, after all, and I'm creature of habbit:).
Ithithildyn on December 4th, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
I never thought I'd give in and join LJ and give up on email lists, but I finally did. Nothing lasts forever on the internet.
Dragonsinger: Dani (MWM) - Original Story - Ithikadragonsinger on December 4th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
For some reason I can't seem to stick with Twitter. I'll get on a streak, and then I'll forget about it for a while. Meanwhile, I'm still trying to figure out what to do with this Tumblr.
Ithithildyn on December 4th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
I do the exact same thing. So much so, people know not to unfollow me as I will come back eventually. Right now, I'm in a Tweet mode.

Tumblr kind of baffles me. The pretty pictures are nice, but I don't visit all that often.
Dragonsingerdragonsinger on December 4th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, neither do I. Although, I can't seem to stay away from Memos from Fury.

As for LJ, I plan to be around more now. Just turned in my last project for library school and will be graduating this month. :)
I Am the Bad Wolfjerel on December 4th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm always reading. But I don't have a lot to say right now. The life of a substitute teacher is not terribly interesting. Also, no one wants to hear me (a) whine incessantly about the fact I don't a have a full time job, or (b) gush about Benedict Cumberbatch.

But I do read everything.