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August 20th, 2011
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From:rfrancis
Date:August 21st, 2011 02:43 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I was just posting earlier on Fitocracy about how G+ needs get on with providing people with crossposting APIs -- of course they also need to be able to filter that stuff like Facebook can, so that's probably the holdup.

I dunno, man, as I posted on G+, I feel like my LJ-posting days (as opposed to LJ-commenting days) may have come and gone. It's just too much screwing around for something nobody new is going to come see, unlike, well, G+. Yeah, right now Google is clearly comfortable running some people off, some of whom are friends, and that's sad, but...

So I guess what I'd actually like is to be able to crosspost FROM G+ TO LJ, since the interface there is so much less annoying to me. I'd probably just go back to auto-friendslocking my LJ at that point. (I already use an extension to crosspost from G+ to FB and/or Twitter when appropriate, so I'm okay there.)

Feh. This social networking stuff is a pain in my ass.
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From:elthar
Date:August 21st, 2011 03:39 am (UTC)
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People are hard!

The "host on LJ, crosspost to G+" method feels right to me, since G+ seems to bridge the LJ-ish "write stuff here" and the FB/Twitter-ish "share stuff here" atmosphere. The tricky part for me isn't the posting, since there are tools to help with that; it's the reading, since so many people (unlike us!) only use one of the networks. So I end up having to juggle multiple browser windows, yet again, and Twitter for the most part gets ignored.

Conveniently, LJ just offered me a two-week trial of paid membership, which will allow me to decide if I want to re-up, and at the very least will grant my extra userpics a new lease on life...
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From:r_ness
Date:August 21st, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC)

Whoops, that anonymous comment was me; feel free to delete the duplicate.

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The "host on LJ, crosspost to G+" method feels right to me

Yeah, I've been doing that. It feels like the right mix to me, too.

(Actually what I've been doing is "post on dreamwidth, automatically crosspost to LiveJournal, hand post a link from Google+ to dw and LJ". Clunky, but effective.)
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From:chris_warrior
Date:August 21st, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC)
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the reason i stay with livejournal is the same - it feels more like a journal. and i have a very handy searchable software app that i can use to back it up.
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From:elthar
Date:August 22nd, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
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Exactly. Though I should maybe look at similar software apps for myself, since I don't have an easy way to search at present.
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From:chris_warrior
Date:August 22nd, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
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i like ljArchive, even though it occasionally crashes with Win7 (i dl'd a hotfix that may help) and is no longer supported.
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From:elthar
Date:August 22nd, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
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I have drunk of the Apple-flavored Koolaid, no Windows here :)
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