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Not that I'm contributing to the solution here...
...but remember those days when you used to refresh this once an hour, vs. once a day or even once a month? Good times....

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yep. i personally refresh about once a day, and generally get one or two new posts. but it's slow, slow slow in this neck of the woods :-/

If I don't load community pages then yeah, I could go with one, maybe two reloads a day and that'd cover everything on a near real-time basis :\.

Like I said though, I'm not really part of the solution. I'm splitting my social online bits mostly over on G+ these days, with tehTwatter running a moderate 2nd. I find myself less and less able to compose long format posts.

I haven't really been doing any long-form posts anywhere... G+ seems amazingly limited when you consider that most of (what I see as) missing pieces already exist in the Google cloud (Google _has_ a calendaring platform already hooked into the same infrastructure as G+, one would assume that handling something similar to Facebook Events would be trivial; Google has a "groups" product hooked in, you'd think something akin to Facebook Groups would be trivial; the list goes on...), FB gets used mostly for one-liners and random snark, and most of the stuff that once ended up here can be broken down into either "it's complicated" or "it's boring".

Wouldn't know; don't have a FB account, don't have a desire for one.

Eh, FB fills a void. I'm busier than I was 10 years ago, so a quick round of one-liners may be all I can handle while at work, and once I get home, it's feed dogs - walk dogs - pay attention to dogs with an LJ refresh and a few one-liners thrown in there before I pass out at 9:00pm ;P

But I miss deep thoughts, rambles through the brains of my friends. I throw some bluvampr-brain-mazes out there every now and again, but no one seems to respond (though that's possibly because they read it and are inspired to think and then do stuff which doesn't involve responding? or that's what I like to tell myself).


I think most people are. I feel like an anachronism for still filling the Internet up with my long rambles.

But - your postings seem to average north of 30 responses and frequently spawn persistent threads that have only the most tenuous connection to the original topic. You're kinda like a conversation club. With ninja skills. :D

That is true, but when everyone else is bemoaning the death of LJ, you still feel like a weirdo for still talking here all the time. [grin] I like my LJ and don't intend to give it up any time soon, but I feel behind the times even though conversation is great.

Once a day here. Sad. But no point to refresh more when no activity to refresh.

And no reason to contribute if there's no audience. Vicious cycle.

I just can't get into G+ for some reason. I can't even tell why...

It seems to slot conveniently between Twitter and blogspot/LJ/WP long-format stuff. I assume it's designed to supplant Facebook but since I never went down that rabbit hole I can't compare them.

Yeah, it's just missing...something. I agree that a great calendar would be something to really compete with FB. I also wish the phone app had some more features, since that's what I use most often for social networking.

That sounds like me...I set up a G+ account ages ago and haven't checked in since. It's like a hot new restaurant you try once and somehow never make it back to.

Facebook, of course, is like Applebees.

Hey, I posted twice this weekend! Never mind the fact it was a good month between them and my previous post...

I wasn't minding, honest! :D

Besides, your monthly average output exceeds the sum total of my contributions for the last year or so.

Maybe not every hour....

What, you tryin' to imply I'm obsessive or somethin'?

Nope, just saying I still check lj a couple times a day versus when I used to check it every 15 mins. ;)

HOLY HELL you got 10 comments. That's the most I've seen in....I dunno.

Well sure, I used the standard LJ formula for success - I subtly whine about something while at the same time doing absolutely nothing to fix what I'm whining about and suddenly traffic. On the bright side, I love my friends - not a single "fer realz" or equivalent non-sponse :D

You should have posted some kind of quiz, you'd have a couple hundred comments by now. Or does that one still work?

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