Sep. 2nd, 2010

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Day 02 – Your first love

His name was Micheal, and he was in my kindergarten-4th grade classroom in primary school. I went to a small private primary school up until 5th grade that was so tiny that there was only one 1st grade teacher, 2nd grade teacher, etc. Basically you stayed with the same class until you graduated. Anyway he was sweet kind boy who was adopted from Peru. We bonded over Pokemon, but we were never more then just friends, so it was kind of a unrequited thing like most loves. I'm glad he accepted me, because I felt alienated from the girls for having polarizing interests and the boys didn't like to play with the girls. After I transferred to a public school I haven't seen him since.

...But his mom does work at my current school and I do talk to her occasionally. I wonder if I might meet him again and he'll still like Pokemon...

Day 01 - Introduce yourself
Day 02 – Your first love
Day 03 – Your parents
Day 04 – What you ate today
Day 05 – Your definition of love
Day 06 – Your day
Day 07 – Your best friend
Day 08 – A moment
Day 09 – Your beliefs
Day 10 – What you wore today
Day 11 – Your siblings
Day 12 – What’s in your bag
Day 13 – This week
Day 14 – What you wore today
Day 15 – Your dreams
Day 16 – Your first kiss
Day 17 – Your favorite memory
Day 18 – Your favorite birthday
Day 19 – Something you regret
Day 20 – This month
Day 21 – Another moment
Day 22 – Something that upsets you
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better
Day 24 – Something that makes you cry
Day 25 – A first
Day 26 – Your fears
Day 27 – Your favorite place
Day 28 – Something that you miss
Day 29 – Your aspirations
Day 30 – One last moment
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Good morning folks, its PSA time, and this time its on... Livejournal itself! Now in case you don't keep up with Livejournal's news posts, I want you to take a look at this.

What does it mean?

It means that among other updates, anybody with an account here can crosspost their Livejournal comments into tweets or Facebook status updates.

Why is this a bad thing?

Now, I like crossposting, I myself use a program that transfers my plurks into tweets. But that is different, it is something I have complete control over.

This is not, it allows you to publish comments made on friends locked, screened or filtered entries. Essentially whenever you crosspost a comment, your friends over at Facebook or twitter can see what you wrote on somebody else's private entry, the subject line of the entry and the username will be visible.

Take this scenerio in hand, a woman who owns a facebook for her irl contacts (including her boss) and livejournal publishes an f-locked entry on Livejournal of her bitching out at her horrible boss. A friend of hers comments while quoting parts of the entry and crossposts it to her facebook. Since her friend happens to be friends with the first woman's boss's relative, word travels back to the boss and she might get fired over that.

As you can see, its a violation of privacy and pretty much defeats the purpose of friendslocking stuff now.

What can we do?

Comment on the entry posted above, vote on this poll. Let your voice be heard.

Wtf why haven't they disabled the feature by now?

I cannot give a answer. But I suspect Livejournal has made a contract with Twitter and Facebook about this, but so far this news report here says nothing about money exchanging hands. If a contract has been made, then they would have to set up another meeting with the bigwigs before Livejournal can disable this disaster.


Many members have jumped ship and moved their journals to Dreamwidth for a secure site with staff who care about their userbase. It is also easy to import your entire journal over there with this nifty tool (note: You have to be logged in to see it). All you need is an invite code, and I have some to spare so don't be afraid to ask :).

Are you moving Starry?

No, not yet. I have too many friends and communities here I deeply care about to prevent me from moving.

In short, I recommend not posting anything that deserves a friendslock for the time being.


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