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A question: has facebook taken people away from LJ? Or, is the ability to wax on with nicely thought through commentary and the ability to  break past the limited two hundred or so character "snippets du jour" of facebook a shining point for LJ? Just wondering.
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On July 23rd, 2010 08:31 am (UTC), pernishus commented:
I find that what has happened with LJ is simply a continuation of the general process of fragmentation and disintegration of all forms of media which has now become a regular and increasingly frequent cycle as new technologies supplant old ones at any increasingly rapid pace. I expect that when the scroll replaced the cuneiform clay tablet the writing was already on the wall...
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On July 23rd, 2010 08:36 am (UTC), elimloth replied:
Perhaps the writing was on the parchment, but then yes, a disruptive technology appeared. I always wondered how far the vanity press would go, and it seems we now have vanity news. Fox network is a good example.
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On July 23rd, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC), tagryn replied:
I think, to paraphrase de Tocqueville, we get the news we deserve. We want to be entertained, and the ratings follow that. I think it has always been so, but considering we're at a point where education is more available and widespread than ever before, one would hope we'd start moving beyond bread-and-circuses.

However, chocolate will always taste better than liver-and-onions, and that's not changing.
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