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what is this dreamwidth business and why is it suddenly so important?

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Date: 2009-05-07 07:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] awibs.livejournal.com
It looks like the hybrid child of livejournal and deviantart with some steroids and/or genetic engineering.

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Date: 2009-05-07 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pandoras-chaos.livejournal.com
but why would i want/need one? the majority of my friends seem to be copy-pasting their journals over there and crossposting both places. apparently it's like livejournal back in the day, when you used to need a code to get one.

so i guess i'm wondering if it's worth it to beg someone for a code?

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Date: 2009-05-07 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sylverling.livejournal.com
a lot of people are upset about LJ policies and how it's changed over the last several years. Which is fair. There's been a lot of douchebaggery.

I have a paid LJ so I'm not planning on switching anytime soon, although I might ask for a code and check it out. Doubt I'll switch. I've already got two blogs I keep updated. Three is too much.

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Date: 2009-05-07 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aki-hoshi.livejournal.com
dreamwidth was created by people who used to work for LJ, so it's essentially using the same code...that's why they're so similar. It has an easy cross-posting feature, that's why people are doing a lot of cross-posting. It's just another InsaneJournal or whatever to most people. Another backup... They also believe they can handle hosting a high-traffic site without any third party advertisements, through paid accounts and things only. I commend them for at least trying to do that. There's speculation on the intentions...they say they're not there to "undermine" LJ, and I believe them on that, but I also believe that one of the biggies behind it is a BNF from the SG1/SGA fandom, and that it's creation is a kind of "by fans for fans", which sounds cool until you think about a fan being in power. *shudder* I've got one, just, you know, in case LJ does something I can't ever forgive, which is unlikely. It's not really a big deal. It just seemed like it because you can only get in with an invite code. Or if you sign up with openID and do some subscription thing. Or something. Most everyone I know has one, but either has no intention of ever leaving LJ, or is using it for something completely different, or is cross-posting. It's all about reserving your name, you see. ;)

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