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