Livejournal - A considered rant.
Here's a thought: Jane Pinckard asserts that a "journal," rather than a blog, is that a journal requires real consideration before posting. Perhaps that is why blank notebooks, the kind sold at your local bookstore, are usually referred to by the vendors at "journals" rather than "diaries." So, then, what is the significance of the name "LiveJournal?" The well known online diary creation site is very much that - a diary site. LiveJournal is primarily used to create diaries and accounts of events, often dramatic ones, in the lives of individual writers. A friend of mine, whom I used to live with, refers to her livejournal as "somewhere that I post stuff when I need to rant." Doesn't exactly fit the definition of "journal" given by Pinckard. Is Livejournal trying to paint itself as a site where legitimate, considered and thoughtful writing is done? Is it neccessarily true that someone who is "ranting" is neccessarily not doing "thoughtful" ranting?