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I BEG your pardon, LJ?
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From LJ's announcements feed:


Automatic lj-cuts
One of the most common complaints we get is that even your best friends don't do you the courtesy of using the lj-cut on long entries. We consulted with a cutting-edge market research firm and concluded that no one really wants to read more than 140 characters about what their friends are doing. And with our new automatic lj-cut, you won't have to! From now on, all those wordy entries on your Friends Page will automatically be cut at the 140-character sweet spot.


"Cutting-edge market research firm"?

"No one really wants to read more than 140 characters about what their friends are doing"?

"No one"?


*headdesk*


This is not effing Facebook, you morons. It's Livejournal. JOURNAL. As in, what a concept, WRITING.

The irony, of course, is that LJ's own message about the New!Shiny!Cutting-edge!automatic lj-cuts is, oh, let's see, ALMOST THREE TIMES LONGER THAN THEIR MAGIC 140 CHARACTERS. Here, in fact, is how it would look under LJ's precious new policy:

One of the most common complaints we get is that even your best friends don't do you the courtesy of using the lj-cut on long entries. We consulted with a cutting-edge ma

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Which is exactly why it does NOT come off as an April Fool's joke. I still say they're morons.

I could make a crass and inappropriate quip about the nationality of the holding company, but I prefer to take my digs at the French. ;)

(Says she with a French-spelled name.)

But I do agree. Collective bunch of nitwits with their heads stuck so far up their own arses that they've mistaken their own eyes for polyps.

(Can you tell I've had a run-in or two?)

I made the crass and inappropriate quip myself and then backed down like a Frenchman and didn't post it. Heh.

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