This entry, and in fact the previous one, was created in Dreamwidth (from spudtater) and crossposted automatically to Livejournal. Now crossposting is not absolutely the best thing in the world — after all, it means giving Dreamwidth my Livejournal password, and it also means a lot of duplicated content — and two entirely different sets of comments, which is annoying.
Nonetheless, Dreamwidth sounds brilliant, and I'm not that keen on LJ anymore, so for now I'm crossposting. The full plan is:
- For now, post to DW, crossposting automatically to LJ — but continue to read my friends list through LJ.
- Once the DW programmers figure out how to put my LJ friends on my DW reading page, start reading from DW.
- Close down commenting on my LJ account, making people comment over at DW instead.
- Wait for the LJ programmers to copy DW's tactic, so that my LJ friends can then read my DW account from their friends list.
- Finally, close down my LJ account, to avoid unnecessary superfluous redundant journals.
There's obviously a lot of assumptions there, and for all I know Dreamwidth could just slowly collapse like a flan in a cupboard. But I hope not.
In follow up to my previous post, "Delete your Facebook now":
Facebook does not assert any ownership over your User Content; rather, as between us and you, subject to the rights granted to us in these Terms, you retain full ownership of all of your User Content and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with your User Content.
(Not that that was my concern anyway, as I do understand the difference between irrevocable use rights and outright ownership.)
I don't know if I'll be restoring my Facebook account — it depends mostly on what the new Terms look like. The whole thing gave me a bit of a scare, and I'll be a lot more careful in future.
You hereby grant Facebook an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to (a) use, copy, publish, stream, store, retain, publicly perform or display, transmit, scan, reformat, modify, edit, frame, translate, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works and distribute (through multiple tiers), any User Content you (i) Post on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof subject only to your privacy settings or (ii) enable a user to Post, including by offering a Share Link on your website and (b) to use your name, likeness and image for any purpose, including commercial or advertising, each of (a) and (b) on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof.
You may remove your User Content from the Site at any time. If you choose to remove your User Content, the license granted above will automatically expire, however you acknowledge that the Company may retain archived copies of your User Content.
Link: 'Facebook's New Terms Of Service: "We Can Do Anything We Want With Your Content. Forever."', The Consumerist, Feb 15 2009
You can delete, rather than simply 'deactivate', your Facebook using the following URL: http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.
Specifically, the "guardian daily" feed:
(You can do this via the "Browse Feeds" link on the homepage).
I am now friends with everyone! HUGZ!!!1!
Err... no. I've changed to automatically friending back anybody who friends me, because I may need to friends-lock posts in future, and didn't want to get all exclusive on you lot. (Any currently anonymous readers unfortunately might need to dirty themselves by getting an LJ account... oh noes!)
Also. I assume practically everyone has now seen the new
( filthy dirty! )
See? See? Ick.
Unsurprisingly, there's a petition against the logo online with over 30,000 signatures. Not that I've ever seen a petition change anything at all evarr. 8^P
Have been tinkering with OpenID, which is very neat. I shall definitely be using it, should I go ahead with my planned dissertation project of a decentralised version of LiveJournal.
I had not realised that LiveJournal actually generates OpenIDs for all of its users! Try going to another journal site which supports OpenID, for example DeadJournal or LiveJourbal (hehe, livejourbal), and click "OpenID". Then enter your-user-name.livejournal.com, and you'll be logged on!
Actually, can somebody with a DeadJournal (or other non-livejournal OpenID) leave me a comment? You should be able to do so by clicking "more options", then "From: OpenID" and typing in your OpenID. Thanks!
Well, I've got fed up of the breastfeeding icon. I think public interest has all but petered out, which is a shame. I'm disappointed and disillusioned in LJ because ( complaining about LJ, skip if you're not interested )
Edit: Thanks for all your poll-taking! I shall try to be less insecure now. 8^S
Also, I am concerned about the amount of transformations into newts these days. I must have not properly resanctified Calton hill after that evil devil-worshipper festival.
You Just Lost The Game!
Rules of the Game:
- You begin playing The Game when you become aware of its existence.
- Whenever you think about The Game, you lose.
- When you lose The Game, you must announce your loss to everyone present.
This post is part of an attempt to document the existence and spread of The Game. To help, please copy this to your own journal and then edit the following page to track its progress through LiveJournal: