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Request regarding the new LJ "feature"

I'm sure I don't have to tell any of you this, since you're all sensible people who respect your friends and their privacy, but please be judicious about cross-posting content from this journal on other services: no crossposting of locked posts (I don't lock many, and it is always for a reason) to Twitter, and no crossposting to Facebook ever. I have kept my Facebook presence minimal on purpose, and I would prefer not to see any content from my LJ there at all. (URLs are okay, as long as those of you who know my full name don't connect the two.)

I also promise to never crosspost, from my own journal or anyone else's.

Considering that the main thing that has kept me loyal to LJ while practically all of my RL friends have skipped over to Facebook was the stronger ability to control privacy settings, you can imagine that I'm pretty irritated, here. Not irritated enough to jump ship to Dreamwidth entirely -- yet. But if things continue in this vein, well, that day may still come. We'll see.

If anyone would like DW invites, I have several. Let me know.



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Sep. 2nd, 2010 03:25 am (UTC)
o.o Facebook ?
Lol I first saw your post , I read it to fast thinking they would automaticly start linking your facebook to your live journal...XD
I was horrified for a minuet
Facebook and Live journal ...

O.o Id make a lot of enemy's even if I never use real names in my Live journal..lmao
and well I have a live journal so I can express my thoughts and feelings WITHOUT anyone I know in my real life to get offended ...(if they typed my user name and looked purposely and got offended they would deserve it anyway)
>.< I cant even imagine how embarrassing life would be if they did something like that ... My grandmother seeing me rant about how one of my friends was being a total B-witch ...
Or my boyfriend reading a post from when I was super angry at him and venting it out ...Lol
XD Id die inside.
Sep. 2nd, 2010 10:46 am (UTC)
Re: o.o Facebook ?
Ha! yeah, you do have to sign up for crossposting on purpose. They haven't gone so far as to force you to do it. If that day comes, it's the day I walk away from LJ. But I can't imagine they would, unless FB bought them or something. *makes sign against evil to ward off the possibility*
Sep. 2nd, 2010 10:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, I don't like that. The Twitter bit I don't mind, as it's connected by name to my LJ account, but I am scrupulous in keeping my LJ and my Twitter separate from my Facebook. My family has no idea I write fanfiction, and frankly, have no reason to know. And my few friends that know haven't read any of my fic since Freshman year. Anyway, this is part of the reason I now F-lock my non fic posts, and fortunately I only have two LJ members that actually use their journals friended on facebook, and certain neither of them would ever start posting things from my journal. So I suppose it all comes down to deciding if you trust your f-list. I'll admit, I've posted things from your LJ to my Facebook before, but only links to news stories that you posted that were important to me. I figure we all use writing names for a reason here, so that we can't be connected to our true identities.
Sep. 2nd, 2010 10:43 am (UTC)
I figure we all use writing names for a reason here, so that we can't be connected to our true identities.

Yes, exactly this. Some people have their LJs tied in with their RL name, and that's totally fine, but it's their choice. One of the things I dislike about Facebook is how deeply they try to tie it with your named identity (and also how it's creeping over the whole web).

BTW, the kind of sharing you've done I totally don't mind, so no worries there.
Sep. 2nd, 2010 11:18 am (UTC)
Yes, it always drives me nuts when I'm browsing a website and it suddenly starts asking if I'd like to post this to my facebook, because then of course I have to make a mad dash over there to triple check my privacy setting. And now that they've started doing that places thing where people can tag you in places...that's even less of a reason to connect them, even if you do have your privacy setiings to "only me".
Sep. 2nd, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
It's giving me a weird sense of paranoia to think that my LJ stuff could get on Facebook... Even though it doesn't do it automatically I watch both like a hawk. From what I've seen LJ is a far more private thing than Facebook (which is good for making arrangements with people, I've found, but not a lot else) and it seems weird to want to link the two. I'd always assumed it was called Livejournal for a reason.
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