Originally posted by at Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS
Many of you have talked about moving to Dreamwidth (where there are problems of other sorts) or other forums for your blogging. For those wanting to know more about the recent DDoS attacks, yes, it looks like it was the Russian government trying to shut down the dissidents again.
As was said last time, while it’s frustrating not to have access, LJ is a lot more than a social network platform. From the article:
“LiveJournal isn’t just a social network. It’s also a platform for organizing civic action. Dozens of network projects and groups mobilize people to solve specific problems — from defending the rights of political prisoners to saving endangered historic architecture in Moscow.”
So while I know many are considering the move over to Dreamwidth and other such sites, supporting LJ is a way we can help support those who use it for more than a writing/roleplaying/social venue.
Also, as a FYI, LJ is giving paid users who were AFFECTED (not “e”) by the outage two weeks of paid time as compensation.