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22 June 2015 @ 10:51 am
Does Nudging do any good?  
Are our friends lost to other social media? Is there any way to draw them back? I have tried the "Nudge a Friend" but see no evidence that it worked. I tried the program the LJ offered six months ago where people were invited back with the lure of some member benefits. I saw no evidence that brought anyone back. (In fact, even LJ has been quiet about that program lately.)

So . . . What do we do? Any ideas?

(I do think the Nudge a friend needs some updating. I think the text isn't very effective and we need to be able to add a personal message but if it doesn't actually work then why bother.)
Senora Sassafrass: Lj + medsewcute on June 23rd, 2015 08:04 pm (UTC)
I think part of the issue is the crappy LJ app.
Pink Halenpink_halen on June 23rd, 2015 08:24 pm (UTC)
I don't use an LJ app. This is directly at the website.

If friends don't respond to direct invitations, What can we do to bring them back to LiveJournal?

rejectomorph: laszlo moholy-nagy_chxflying_blind on June 23rd, 2015 10:03 pm (UTC)
I think sewcute was saying that one reason people are reluctant to use LJ anymore is that the app available for LJ is inferior to the apps available for rival social media sites. A majority of people access the Internet by mobile phone now, and the share still using computers is declining rapidly.

A crappy mobile app could be a factor, but I still think the (probably irreversible) loss of the lead LJ once had in sheer mass of users is the main reason for the relentlessness of its decline. The fewer users we have, the less attractive the place becomes, and the less attractive it becomes the fewer users we have. A vicious cycle is terribly hard to break.
Senora Sassafrass: Housewifesewcute on June 24th, 2015 03:46 am (UTC)
That is what I meant.

I wish I knew how to get people back. . .I miss the community that I used to have on here with my friends, it's just not the same on Facebook (or any other site)
I was wrong, it's all my fault.rachel_nicole on July 26th, 2015 09:27 pm (UTC)
I miss this place terribly sometimes.. I used to spend HOURS on LJ, posting... reading friend's journals..
Senora Sassafrass: Lilassewcute on June 24th, 2015 03:45 am (UTC)
I meant the mobile app. I used to use it to post and comment, but I cannot use it for either, and commenting is difficult.
Ron Newmanron_newman on June 23rd, 2015 08:28 pm (UTC)
Which app? For Windows, Mac, or Linux?
kshandra on June 23rd, 2015 08:36 pm (UTC)
Or one of the mobile apps?

Edited at 2015-06-23 08:36 pm (UTC)
Senora Sassafrass: iPhone Lovesewcute on June 24th, 2015 03:47 am (UTC)
iphone app
Senora Sassafrasssewcute on June 24th, 2015 03:46 am (UTC)
mobile app for iphone.
Zoefruitcakezoefruitcake on June 24th, 2015 11:14 am (UTC)
I second the iPhone app being useless
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Spectrearchmage on June 23rd, 2015 09:11 pm (UTC)
I gave up on the client. Always seemed to have an issue. I just use the main site, anymore.
Senora Sassafrass: Paris Purplesewcute on June 24th, 2015 03:47 am (UTC)
I've not had an issue with the mac or PC apps.