Posted by Sari
I have an LJ account which I use solely for commenting purposes, never felt the need to split my net presence to different blogs. And yet, I went and got myself a Dreamwidth account which I plan to upgrade to paid account. Here is why:
1) Dreamwidth's busines model is ad-free; their only clients are the users. As I have stated earlier one of my pet peeves about web 2.0 is the unsolvable dilemma of trying to please two different clienteles: users and advertisers, so I really, really want to see if Denise and Mark have managed to create a viable business.
2) The software is LJ fork, but they have done quite a lot of neat things with the site I like better than LJ. The most important is that friending has been separated into reading list and give access to features. It gets rid of the unnecessary baggage the term "friend" has on LJ and is just a much better way to manage access to content.
3)I give you Infotropism on Ada Lovelace day. I just think this is cool and important and worth supporting.
4) Totally shallow reason: I got my proper name as my username: I am Sari over there. That is somewhat neat.
I don't quite now how I will use the account, propably I will post less structured more journally type entries there and use muffins for reviews, and more structured arguments. It will be interesting to see weather LJ-type platform is really more communal than more traditional blogging platforms like typepad.
Oh, and I have one invite left if anyone wants it, first comment, first served.