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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 08:36 am (UTC), elimloth commented:
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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