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LJ in financial trouble? [Jan. 6th, 2009|07:55 am]
Ron Newman

A friend this morning called my attention to this Gawker news article: The Russian Bear Slashes a Social Network:

LiveJournal, the San Francisco-based arm of Sup, a Russian Internet startup, has cut about 20 12 of 28 employees — and offered them no severance

The company's product managers and engineers were laid off, leaving only a handful of finance and operations workers — which speaks to a website to be left on life support.

The Gawker article links to this LJ post by the fiancé of one of the laid-off LJ workers.

Since I just sprung for a Permanent Account during last month's sale, I'm quite displeased by this news. If anyone reading this has thoughts about how to archive a very active local LJ community, or how to migrate it to another service, I'm all ears. Someone pointed me at this Mac utility, but I haven't tried it yet.


From: dianalily
2009-01-06 05:29 pm (UTC)
antennapedia explains a method that appears to archive in a more orderly manner than the method I used above.

I can only suggest giving it a try and seeing what happens.

Otherwise, it will take cutting and pasting each comment entry into each journal entry. And that sounds like more work than creating tags.

I have to run but will be back later, perhaps with more answers if I can talk to people!

Edited at 2009-01-06 05:30 pm (UTC)
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