The demise of LiveJournal

An analog clock reading 2:102012-09-08 / 2012-W36-6T14:10:35-05:00 / 0x504b982b

Categories: Internet culture

Aja Romano chronicles the demise of LiveJournal. (It’s still around, but far less busy than during its glory days.)

I joined LiveJournal in 2001 and used it pretty heavily until the mid- to late-noughties. It makes you wonder if Facebook will still be as popular as today in, say, 2020. (Of course, the Eff Bee has a lot higher market penetration than LJ ever did.)

About a year or so ago, I took my journal down from LJ’s servers. This is where my LiveJournal lives today:

A screen shot of terminal window showing output of ls command. The folder, "LJ backup chris", is filled with dozens of CSV files with filenames like "clipdude-2001-10.csv".