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.
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.