All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘LiveJournal’
For a short time there, it had started to feel like we were getting away from layoff stories; tales of 20 or 30 percent cuts stopped popping up every day or so. Unfortunately, LiveJournal seems to have been hit rather hard, now, as a fresh report has about 71 percent of its employees losing their jobs. (Edit: see update.)
By this time of year, many ponds have frozen over, but we’ll still use the analogy: is it better to be a big fish in a small amount of water or an average-sized fish in a lot of the stuff? Jason Shellen seems to prefer the first scenario, as the former Googler has jumped to LiveJournal.
It sounds like Google just got another important employee, but the search giant didn’t simply pluck him out of an unemployement line; instead, it may have pulled Brad Fitzpatrick away from LiveJournal (which he created) and Six Apart.
LiveJournal faced a user backlash, when it deleted hundreds of communities, as part of its efforts to clean up pedophilia-related discussions.
Apparently, the company’s noble efforts included the removal of many fantasy communities where users share sexually-explicit fictional stories.
All right. I know there are a lot of passionate LiveJournal users out there, and I know censorship is bad. But in this case, it was also somewhat funny. LiveJournal claimed it had blocked access to around 500 journals on the basis that they supported pedophilia – turns out, some of them were just discussing Lolita.
Popular blogging site LiveJournal.com and parent company Six Apart have attracted the ire of breastfeeding bloggers after images of breastfeeding were banned from the site. After a letter campaign, “lactivist” mothers staged a “nurse-in” at the Six Apart San Francisco headquarters on Monday.
The Internet is providing more and more insight into that collective unconscious Jung was always talking about. The most recent reflection of collective mood comes from Amsterdam, where a university project is charting the overall mood of bloggers.
There aren’t many more computer acronyms more popular than XML. Go to the bookstore and check out the internet section-it’s all XML. What happened to plain old HTML? It’s old hat! Most people are probably wondering, “What can this XML thing do for me?”. Well basically for most of us, it saves us time. Lots of time.
Instagram’s anti-nudity policy and the backlash toward it have been well-documented. But now it appears that maybe, just maybe, the company has thought about rethinking that? Probably not – for plenty of reasons that mostly deal with advertising and its parent company Facebook. But according …