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Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS

Because I agree with this comment:

Originally posted by deathpixie at Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS
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 I 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 effected by the outage two weeks of paid time as compensation.


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childings
Aug. 3rd, 2011 11:26 pm (UTC)
Can Russians not use one of the other many free blogging tools out there? I don't get why livejournal is special.
dancingcarrot21
Aug. 11th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I read an article in Times about that. It elaborated that a lot of Russians use LJ to express their protest about political affairs. It's pretty intense that the government has been conducting DDOS to silence them.

I'm glad you're sticking around, Teppy.
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