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Sunday August 01, 2004
12:36 PM

Livejournal eq usenet?

[ #20172 ]

I'd never really looked at Live journal before, except sometimes when Ovid would mention something about it.

Today my curiousity got the better of me, and I spent some time looking around. All I can conclude is that it's Usenet with a browser interface. The communities are newsgroups without an "alt." in front, and the members are made-up names.

Did I miss something?

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  • LJ certainly seems like that, but there is a big difference: different newsgroups don't necessarily become the province of a single person. If I regularly read a few groups, I might learn something about the topic at hand, but in the case of LJ, that topic is frequently a friend. I really appreciate that because it allows me to easily keep in touch with friends strewn across the world.

    Also, given that I tend to be horrible about writing email, I just update my journal once and everyone who has access t

  • I regularly use feedster [] to find blogs that talk about my books, so that I can help people answer questions about them.

    But apparently, having someone pop up out of the blue to comment on a topic is considered "rude" by the LJ'ers. Apparently, they want you to get to know them first before you help them. It's more of a tribal thing. They were suspicious of me, particularly because all I was doing was commenting on other blogs, and not ever blogging myself. I guess they didn't know enough to check my us

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