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06 January 2009 @ 10:15 am
LJ on its way out?  

Saw this in hughcasey's LJ:

Valleywag article about layoffs at LJ and the prospects for its future

Starting to think that permanent account wasn't all it was cracked up to be...

Update: LJ statement released to cnet.com
 
 
Current Mood: worriedworried
 
 
 
The Enemy of the Good: Hello Time Bomb!eideteker on January 6th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
Nothing lasts forever.
I've had my permanent account for... geez, six years now? $100/$25 (annual fee for regular paid acct.) < 6. I've got my money's worth, by that metric. I've always known LJ could go under at any point. I had my own webjournal hosted by a friend in my own webspace, and THAT went down (*mumble mumble RAID is not a backup mumble*) within 2 years. LJ has been pretty reliable, by comparison. But if you really want security, get your own box and host your own site (or host with a friend but do your own backups). You're taking a risk any time you trust your content to someone else's servers.

As far as the site changing policy on honoring perm accts (rather than going under), well, we'll have to wait and see. If they want to call it livejournal but want me to pay for my account again, I'll probably walk.

Practice regular backups! I just d/l'ed ljArchive and will be trying it out shortly.