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Apparently the sky is falling...

...only it's not, really.

LJ sacked about 25% of the San Francisco office staff. Not the 30-60% (and higher) that's been floating around in the rumorsphere. What's particularly ironic is that this was being reported by Gawker Media's ValleyWag, the victim of huge layoffs (60%, well, 3 of 5 people) back in October.

Gawker has since revised down their original numbers (20 of 28 staffers fired!) after Livejournal, Inc. released a statement to cnet.


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Jan. 6th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
I'm glad it's not as bad as originally reported.
Jan. 6th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
It's ValleyWag. It's a tech business rumors blog. Rarely is anything ever as bad as they initially report.
Jan. 6th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
that being said...still doesn't give an answer to my original question...which archive is best?
Jan. 6th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
I like ljArchive, it's simple, quick, downloads posts *and* comments, has several good search features, and exports to HTML if you want. Nice, clean interface. http://sourceforge.net/projects/ljarchive/

Backups are a Good Thing.
Jan. 7th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
excellent. thank you. i'm not a technical person at all, so i'm gonna have to figure out how it all works. but at least i have a stepping off point
Jan. 7th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
I'll be happy to help. The main hint is when you have it installed and running, click File and New Archive and follow the prompts from there.
Jan. 6th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
Pays to check your sources.
Jan. 6th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Valleywag is a gossip mag. I don't think they ever bother double-checking their facts.
Jan. 6th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
Valleywag is the root of all evil.
Jan. 7th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
yeah, they're getting the Great LJ Freakout of '09 outta the way fast!

BTW: thank you SO much for all of your help with my SMOFy issue! it went well and I am back on the sked for Sunday!

BTW.2: this made me think of you:

Jan. 7th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
I'm glad things aren't as bad as initially reported. I'm going to look into those backup programs now...
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