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LJ PSA: time for DW [Dec. 29th, 2016|11:54 am]
For those who still occasionally use or have fond memories of LiveJournal:

It sounds like there's a non-zero chance that Russian political shenanigans are happening that could cause LJ to implode in the relatively near future. Details: http://siderea.livejournal.com/1330197.html

Even if you're never intending to post there again, I would encourage everybody who's still got an LJ account to import it to DreamWidth. It's a chunk of our collective shared history, and I think it would be a shame to lose it.

And, more importantly, you can do it easily and for free.
1) Go to DreamWidth and make a new free account: https://www.dreamwidth.org/create
2) Log in
3) Go to the Import Journal page, give it your LJ login info, and click the buttons:

That's it!

Do your part to help out future historians. And give sentimental softies like me the ability to look back with fond nostalgia on our shared past by reading old entries. :)

[User Picture]From: flwyd
2016-12-30 06:17 am (UTC)
For all the "you can't unsay something on the Internet" sentiment, the web ecosystem hasn't done a good job of developing ways to preserve content in perpetuity.

In my recently morbid moods, I've been thinking about how to organize and pass on my digital detritus legacy in the event that I pass away. Not so long ago, LJ had seemed like a reasonable option for preserving the clever thoughts of my past.
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