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06 August 2011 @ 04:02 pm
Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS  
Originally posted by deathpixie at Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS

For those wanting to know more about the recent DDoS attacks, yes, it looks like it was the Russian government trying to shut down the dissidents again.

As I said last time, while it's frustrating not to have access, LJ is a lot more than a social network platform. From the article:

"LiveJournal isn’t just a social network. It’s also a platform for organizing civic action. Dozens of network projects and groups mobilize people to solve specific problems — from defending the rights of political prisoners to saving endangered historic architecture in Moscow."

So while I know many are considering the move over to Dreamwidth and other such sites, supporting LJ is a way we can help support those who use it for more than a writing/roleplaying/social venue.

Also, as a FYI, LJ is giving paid users effected by the outage two weeks of paid time as compensation.

Don't jiggle the ramune!: Honorfenikkusuken on August 7th, 2011 04:52 am (UTC)
Thank goodness there's someone out there more articulate than me, who put into words one of the reasons why I'm not about to leave LJ over this situation.

The other reason is, of course, that I'm too damn lazy to learn new upload protocols on another site.
ranuelranuel on August 7th, 2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
DW really is remarkably similar to LJ in how it works but I really don't see ever using my account there as more than a mirror. I used to be on Blogger and that was a pain in the ass. All the cool kids seem to be getting Tumblr accounts but I really don't understand how it works.