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good day, dear people..

i would like your input on something. it is now possible to link your twitter and facebook accounts to cross-post the entries and comments you make on LiveJournal. there's more information in the latest news and lj_releases posts.

personally, i believe this may well be LiveJournal's least bright idea so far this year. but what do you think? please give me your honest opinion. and don't worry, i won't tell LJ's staff.
(well, not unless you ask me to..) :D


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Sep. 1st, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
well, I'll give them credit for trying...a few years too late. I know stalkbook allowed for linking to xanga a while back, and there were little hiccups here and there, and I didn't care enough to keep it that way, especially since I wanted to keep things private, and I'll be doing the same this time around. I saw the notification on lj last night about the ping backs and failbook linking and whatnot, and when I read the preferences to see what it was about, I just disabled the linking. it was a nice effort, but a bit late, as I said. people just post links to their journals and/or fb notes about their thoughts, as it is, so this is a bit late and a redundant effort to reduce privacy on a very public internet.
Sep. 1st, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
See my icon for my feelings on this new development.

Yeah. >.< Suffice it to say, this is NOT the LJ I first volunteered on some four years ago. I miss that LJ and would dearly love it back. (Except having the comment editing; that's one change since then that I not only approve of but can hardly live without.)
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Sep. 2nd, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
I have no problem with people cross-posting entries to Facebook or Twitter. I don't care, it's their journal. But as I understand it, it's also possible for people who comment on your entries to cross-post those comments as well. People reading them on Twitter may not have access to the actual entry, but it is still pointing to it and I don't like that.
Sep. 2nd, 2010 07:56 am (UTC)
This, more or less. If people want to link their entries to FB/Tw, they can be my guest, as long as it's not automatic for everyone. (Ideally, it'd be opt-in, but I'd settle for announced clearly and with an obvious opt-out so that I don't keep seeing cross-post checkboxes I have no interest in.)

But reposting comments they leave in others' entries - especially locked ones - and letting them do so by accident, all seems like less desirable consequences.
Sep. 2nd, 2010 02:44 am (UTC)
Probably a cool idea to get more people to use it. I've noticed a trend of people that had "forgotten" then lj's have come back and started using it more as they were originally intended as a private (friends only) journal.

I never really got into twitter just because of the interface and lack of html/images etc but it seems to be popular.
Sep. 2nd, 2010 11:51 am (UTC)
The concept is interesting but the current implementation has the potential to be really badly misused by fucking idiots.

It's not as bad as it was, now that they've fixed the tab order.
Sep. 2nd, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
Don't want it, ain't using it. No Twitter account at all, and no plans to get one. So I'm pretty much insulated from the coming storm of stupidity.
Sep. 2nd, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
I don't see why anyone would want to cross post their LJ comments. Repost them to a different site, which can and will make the comments appear totally out of context unless of course the friend is also quoting from your entry.

This needs a lot of fine-tuning.

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