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LiveJournal Strike

The one-day content strike is on for this Friday, March 21, from midnight GMT to midnight GMT.

For 24 hours, we will not post or comment to LJ. Not in our own journals, not in communities. Not publicly, privately, or under friends-lock.

This is a protest that will have long-lasting effects, showing up forever in the daily posting statistics.

This is a protest that will not harm LJ in the long run, as leaving LJ might do.

This is a protest that will demonstrate the power of community, as all users unite to support Basic users and the concept of adfree space.

This is a protest that will educate the new owners that LJ is driven by user-created content.


How Can I Help?

DO post about this in your own LJ.
DO post and comment about it in appropriate communities.
DO remember that it's based on Greenwich Mean Time, which may not be your local time.
DO turn off LoudTwitter and your RSS feeds for 24 hours.
DO feel free to friend me for updates, and defriend when the strike is over.

DON'T forget to get permission from community mods before making an off-topic post or comment about the strike.
DON'T be spammy with your posts or comments about the strike.
DON'T forget to turn your LoudTwitter and RSS feeds back on when the strike is over.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 19th, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC)
I will probably be participating by default as I normally don't post on weekends. :)
Mar. 19th, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, might have been more effectively planned for a Monday.
Mar. 19th, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
Maybe so, but I think there are a lot of people in the reverse situation from me, who only post from home. :)
Mar. 19th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
me too
Mar. 19th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
huh? I'm totally lost.
Mar. 19th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
Apparently, LJ was sold again and the new company is putting ads on any basic account. People are pretty angry about it. I'm a permanent member so it doesn't affect my journal, but when I read basic account users journals, I get stuck looking at ads, which is annoying.
Mar. 19th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
Ok, so LJ is a company. They need to make money, or like to, as companies do. So, who cares if free accounts will have ads? I just don't see the big deal. Sure, the ads are annoying. That's why I use Mozilla w/ NoScript so that I don't see them.

If I'm wrong, educate me.
Mar. 19th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
I'm not so sure of what happened but I think it's something like the old company (Six Apart?) said that nothing would change with the sale and then the new company changed stuff.


I don't usually post on weekends anyway.
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