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"LiveJournal represents social media without borders."

As of a few days ago, the IP addresses for blogging service LiveJournal have moved to 81.19.74.*, a block that lookup services locate in Moscow, Russia. Now users -- especially those who do not trust the Russian government -- are leaving the platform and advising others to leave. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Dec 30, 2016 - 89 comments

8 Hours To Cross The Mountains (... and that's just the first day)

The Camino de Santiago is a long walk. This is the story of one man walking a pilgrim's way to the bones of Saint James the Great in Northwest Spain. SandyRoe tells his story to an online community of cruciverbalists. [more inside]
posted by CjEggett on Sep 29, 2016 - 13 comments

The Warrant Canary in the Content Mines

Reddit has removed its warrant canary. One might take that to mean they've been subpoenaed. [more inside]
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Apr 1, 2016 - 58 comments

"I wasn’t always a comments-hater."

Not all comments are created equal: the case for ending online comments - Jessica Valenti for The Guardian. Previously: All of the commenting, none of the comments., What We Comment About When We Comment About Commenting
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 10, 2015 - 58 comments

People will move mountains to earn a gold star by their name.

Reflecting upon 14 years of blogging and observing internet communities, Anil Dash proposes 10 Rules of the Internet, based upon the lessons that he learned during that time. (via ★interesting; anildash previously on Metafilter)
posted by schmod on Jul 18, 2013 - 96 comments

Pseudonyms drive communities

"Pseudonyms are the most valuable contributors to communities because they contribute the highest quantity and quality of comments." As anonymous and pseudonymic online contributors struggle to remain non-identifiable, Disqus data show pseudonymous commenters are the best. (most recently previously)
posted by mrgrimm on Jan 10, 2012 - 46 comments

Why Facebook can't match Ravelry, the social network for knitters.

The best social network you've (probably) never heard of is one-five-hundredth the size of Facebook. It has no video chat feature, it doesn't let you check in to your favorite restaurant, and there are no games. The company that runs it has just four employees, one of whom is responsible for programming the entire operation. It has never taken any venture capital money and has no plans to go public. Despite these apparent shortcomings, the site's members absolutely adore it. They consider it a key part of their social lives, and they use it to forge deeper connections with strangers—and share more about themselves—than you're likely to see elsewhere online.
Why Ravelry is such a great community and social network. Prev
posted by Foci for Analysis on Jul 7, 2011 - 109 comments

The straits of Rick Roll

Marketing firm Flowtown has an Updated 2010 version of the Social Networking Map first created by xkcd.
posted by Phire on Aug 15, 2010 - 36 comments

Anti-social Software: Network Your Nemesis-es!

Nemester "an online community that connects paranoids, egotists, villains, and monomaniacs through networks of competing agendas and incompatable ideologies", (and the ideal social web for MetaFilter members).
From the entertainingly paranoid Lyle Zapato, who previously brought us Metric Time (MeFi'd), the Republic of Cascadia homepage (MeFi'd), the Pacific Tree Octopus (MeFi'd) and the Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie (Re-pea-ted-ly MeFi'd). Via my closest enemy, PreSurfer.
posted by wendell on Jun 13, 2005 - 15 comments


WebWoman is a global, on-line community designed to promote professional development of Afghani and Iranian women.
posted by hoder on Mar 10, 2004 - 1 comment


Mindvox: The original cooler-than-thou online community. What is it now? What was it then? Anyone else here still searching to discover the person ahead of you in the grocery store line is 3jane or Simonmoon?
posted by milkman on Apr 8, 2002 - 18 comments

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