Originally posted by at Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS
As I said last time, while it’s frustrating not to have access, LJ is a lot more than a social network platform. From the article:
“LiveJournal isn’t just a social network. It’s also a platform for organizing civic action. Dozens of network projects and groups mobilize people to solve specific problems — from defending the rights of political prisoners to saving endangered historic architecture in Moscow.”
So while I know many are considering the move over to Dreamwidth and other such sites, supporting LJ is a way we can help support those who use it for more than a writing/roleplaying/social venue.
Also, as a FYI, LJ is giving paid users effected by the outage two weeks of paid time as compensation.
(I don’t know if my addendum is going to get carried over with that “Boost the Signal” button — which, btw, is a beautiful little device — but yeah. While I am likely to be fiddling around with my blog setup in the near future, I am not abandoning LJ, and one of my reasons is what’s described above. This isn’t a situation of “LJ sucks,” it’s “LJ is used heavily used in Russia for political activism, and those who don’t like it keep attacking their platform.” Perversely, therefore, every time they attack it, I get more determined to stay. I will likely set up something on my own domain, because I really ought to have my own blog directly under my own control, but right now, I have no intention of leaving LJ.)