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Russia: LiveJournal Under Fire Of Criticism for “Innovations”

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Digital Activism, Media & Journalism, Technology, RuNet Echo

LiveJournal, Russia's still most popular blog platform,¬†recently fell under severe criticism for several “innovations”: purging suspended and “inactive” accounts [1] [EN] and¬†closing OpenID registration [2] [RUS] (allowed LJ-users to comment in other blog-platforms). Blogger sviridenkov observes [3] [RUS] more and more bloggers switching to stand-alone blogs, while Artur Welf says [4] [RUS] disappointed users would rather prefer Facebook.