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Know Your Audience

So I've decided to stop pushing my Twitters out to Livejournal.

For years Livejournal was the end all, be all of my online journaling.  Then with the onset of the social networking boom, there seemed to be this great diaspora of people leaving LJ to hang out on whatever flavor of social network most appealed to them.

When I first set up Twitter reposting, it seemed a great way to update once and push to all the various social pockets and tide pools that had sprung up.

Now that things have settled down a little bit, I think what has happened is that each of the social networks has established its own identity:  Twitter for short, impulsive communications; Facebook as a sort of catch all, dynamic personal profile, MySpace for endless spam from bands, personal Blogs for those that are serious about their online writing, and Livejournal for long form diary entries.

I'm hoping by pulling the plug on the Twitters it'll force me to go back to using LJ for its original purpose, and have the nice side effect of reducing the redundant content for my friends that already get the Twitters elsewhere.

Let's see if I actually start writing again.


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Jan. 28th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
Welcome back. I applaud this decision!
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Jan. 28th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Now to see if the journal drifts towards full or empty...
Jan. 28th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
right on...
Thanks for sorting that all out! I've been thinking of removing my twitter feed as well, mostly so my journal doesn't consist entirely of tweet-dumping. Now I know I should kill it. I kept it partly for archiving, and partly so non-tweet friends would see my clever quips. But the quips proved to be not so clever and not worth archiving.
Jan. 28th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
Very exciting, if it does! :D

Personally, I'll read peoples' twitters or facebook statuses, but it's not nearly as satisfying as a real journal entry (even a short one like this). I like reading all the juicy stuff.
Jan. 28th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)

i will now pay attention to your posts :P

tell mr garcia to drop the twitters too! :P
Jan. 29th, 2009 06:35 am (UTC)
I am also psyched to hear this. If you don't post anything, that's not a big change from posting twitters (sorry!). Journaling is becoming a lost art. Maybe I should hook up with a blog that actually has readers and put my best posts there.
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