Your Face (kandigurl) wrote,
Your Face
kandigurl

After reading this crap, and in particular, this user's very good response, I've decided to participate in the boycott tomorrow. SUP may already have my money, but the point of the boycott is to make them aware that lj gets its content from users, and if the users are not happy, you do not have a business. If a large chunk of angry users decides not to use the service for a day, maybe SUP will be a little more aware of how dangerously they are handling their business decisions.

It's definitely a "maybe" situation.

But it's a "maybe" I feel is worth putting myself through a little inconvenience for.

From beckyzoole's journal:

"This is a protest that will have long-lasting effects, showing up forever in the daily posting statistics.

This is a protest that will not harm LJ in the long run, as leaving LJ might do.

This is a protest that will demonstrate the power of community, as all users unite to support Basic users and the concept of ad-free space.

This is a protest that will educate the new owners that LJ is driven by user-created content."

And, yeah, I encourage everyone else to participate as well.

Is it sad that I care about this more than the presidential election? Is it sad that I feel this actually affects me more than the presidential election?

Is it sad that I'm comparing this to the presidential election?

For the sake of not having to click on a billion links, here's the breakdown of what's suggested for the strike:

How Can I Help?

DO post about this in your own LJ.
DO comment about it in appropriate communities.
DO remember that it's based on Greenwich Mean Time, which may not be your local time.
DO turn off LoudTwitter and your RSS feeds for 24 hours.
DO feel free to friend beckyzoole for updates, and defriend when the strike is over.

DON'T forget to get permission from community mods before making an off-topic post or comment.
DON'T be spammy with your posts.
DON'T forget to turn your LoudTwitter and RSS feeds back on when the strike is over.

Also, thevelvetsun is encouraging communities to participate in the strike/boycott as well. I agree with this idea.
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