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"...Poke around on Flickr, MySpace, or LiveJournal and you'll find communities of photographers amateur and professional rising to the challenge of "doing the Lynndie" (www.flickr.com/groups/lynndie), "Tubestalking" with camera phones (www.flickr.com/groups/tubestalking), and Photoshopping weird and wonderful creations like the beautiful and disturbing mirror images at http://community.livejournal.com/reflect_it. There are, of course, groups for camera geeks (the Russian-made http://community.livejournal.com/retro_camera is a favorite of mine) and niches for every type of hardware and technique; if you use Diafine developer, you're far from alone (www.flickr.com/groups/diafine)...."
"...Trends in How the Internet Connects PeopleSunday, March 9, 10-11am If two is company and three is a crowd, then things are going well for three popular social Internet sites. According to site developers James Hong of HotorNot.com, Brad Fitzpatrick of LiveJournal.com, and Scott Heiferman of Meetup.com, not only can the Internet connect people to people and people to information, but now the trend is to provide a means to mobilize like-minded people, individually or in groups...."
"...Activities can be as benign as mobilizing fans to send letters to networks that have canceled favorite TV series to new and creative ways to become politically active (sending President Bush a bag of rice with a note -- "If your enemies are hungry, feed them" -- is one of my favorites). Brad Fitzpatrick of Livejournal.com and Scott Heiferman, CEO of Meetup.com (a site that helps corral special-interest groups in cities internationally), will explain how their work contributes to making meaningful coalitions and discuss trends for the future...."
"...Panelist Brad Fitzpatrick started Livejournal.com as a way for he and his friends to keep up with one another. He created a program that allows users to post daily journal entries on his Web site..."
"...But it's not anything goes. Last year, popular blogging platform LiveJournal drew the ire of users by amending its terms of service to exclude default user photos depicting all forms of nudity instead of "graphically sexual or violent" images, as previously stated..."
"... Bryan Poyser is a filmmaker whose credits include Dear Pillow and The Cassidy Kids, both collaborations with Jacob Vaughan. He didn't tell us to tell you this, but his blog can be found at http://poyboy.livejournal.com...."
"...Five years later, Six Apart has flourished offices on three continents, partnerships with the likes of Nokia, Yahoo!, and Adobe, and acquisitions: popular blogging site LiveJournal; mobile photo blogging company SplashBlog; and Rojo Networks, an RSS feed aggregator. In July, Six Apart released Movable Type 3.3, along with Movable Type Enterprise, a business blogging tool the company claims can support thousands of users with simple administration...."
"...I've read LiveJournal entries by 15-year-olds who rambled less than Moser does. Give this guy a LiveJournal account, where narcissism and ranting are expected, but stop wasting column inches so that Stephen can stroke his ego, pat his friends' backs, and rip any poor waiter/receptionist/manager that gets in his big, fat way...."
"...And the people at the tax office failed to recognize our local celebrity? What ... they missed the episode of Project Runway when they talked about the worst people to audition?! For shame! I've read LiveJournal entries by 15-year-olds who rambled less than Moser does..."
"...For more about Eastman, visit www.peregrineimages.com. To follow Orr's trip by blog, visit www.livejournal.com/users/forkliftdancewk..."
"...Blogs, shorthand for "Web logs," are a fairly recent development in the Webby community -- simple online journals that anyone can create and contribute to, often heavy on linkage to "legitimate" news sources and to other blogs. They are the electronic equivalent of mash notes sent over the Net to the world at large, frequently covering the same sort of mundane topics you find on sites like Livejournal.com: "My cat Muffin got declawed this afternoon"; "My drapes are so happy they're dancing around the living room," etc..."
"...As dot-coms were tumbling, a few companies started building simple content-management tools to make weblogs and journals much easier to update. Blogger, Radio Userland, Movable Type, and LiveJournal are all free and more or less easy to set up, and they all found bunches of users..."
"...Panelist Brad Fitzpatrick started Livejournal.com as a way for him and his friends to keep up with one another. He created a program that allows users to post daily journal entries on his Web site..."
"...An avid blogger, Westbrook left a trail of intimate thoughts on her LiveJournal. Friends still remember something she wrote on May 21: "I can't believe that irresponsible doctor at the first hospital almost got me killed cause he was too lazy to order the standard test." She had heard someone at the ER refer to her as a "transperson," and wondered if "they were just trying to get me out of their holy little hospital" when the doctor said she had a virus...."
"...Some cringeworthy habits you outgrow: cheap vodka sans mixer as a coping mechanism, dating heartbreakers that become the subject of rambling LiveJournal entries, etc. Starting in the late Nineties, Death Cab for Cutie famously provided the score for rocky adolescence..."
"...She had a lot of creative aspirations, but she hadn't experienced a commensurate amount of creative success. An illustration project called "Every Hall of Famer," which was featured in the Chronicle in 2011, led ESPN The Magazine to commission a handful of drawings of baseball players from her; her blogs, which evolved on platforms from LiveJournal to Tumblr, had a small core of devoted readers, but those projects had to wait until after she was out of the ticket booth at the Drafthouse...."