Ah, shit. If Brad is willing to sell, i suspect that this rumor is definitely true. It doesn't require a brain to know that buying LiveJournal would be a brilliant move on Six Apart's part. That said, i'm not sure that i like this move at all.
Live Journal is a culture, not simply a product or commodity that can be bought. From an outsider's perspective, it might appear as though they are similar properties - they are both blogging tools, right? Wrong.
Jump inside LJ culture. People who use LJ talk about their LJs, not their blogs. They mock bloggers who want to be pundits, journalists, experts. In essence, they mock the culture of bloggers that use Six Apart's tools. During interviews with LJ/Xanga folks, i've been told that MovableType is for people with no friends, people who just talk to be heard, people who are trying too hard. (more...)
AQ 221 = BLOGOSPHERE = ABSTRACTION = SIXTY-SIX = JULES VERNE = MASS MURDER
GON1 26 = LIVEJOURNAL.COM = FLUXIONAL DYNAMISM = FASCINUM = AVATAR OF SET = NEPHILIM = GAZAVA = ANGELS