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Poll #780376 Me...And...My....EEEEEELLLLL-JAY!

Which answer is closest to how you view your own LiveJournal:

It's a space where I record my own personal thoughts, not necessarily for public consumption.
1(2.8%)
It's an online social networking thing where I make new friends, sort of like MySpace only already through puberty.
0(0.0%)
It's a place where I stay in touch with friends I already know in Real Life (TM).
2(5.6%)
It's where I interact with a community of people around a particular interest (such as wombat pr0n).
0(0.0%)
A combination of two or more of the above.
33(91.7%)

How do you interact with Friends in LJ?

Most entries of mine are invitations to conversation. I like a lot of comments and feel disappointed when I don't get them.
18(51.4%)
I like commenting on other people's entries, but don't really post much.
9(25.7%)
I mostly post and comment in communities.
0(0.0%)
Since my blog is my own thoughts, I don't give a flying rat's ass about comments one way or the other.
8(22.9%)

These LJ friends of yours - how well do you really know them? Before friending someone, do you:

Check out their profile?
4(11.1%)
Have to know them in real life (or at least know someone who does)?
7(19.4%)
Monitor their posts/comments in communities or friend's blogs?
0(0.0%)
Ask other friends about them?
0(0.0%)
I don't care. I'll friend anyone.
1(2.8%)

How often do you look at your friends' profiles?

I don't think I ever have.
2(5.7%)
I used to, when I first joined LJ, but not anymore.
0(0.0%)
I check on them once in a while then I'm bored.
23(65.7%)
I like perusing my friends' profiles, they're interesting.
10(28.6%)

Have you read my profile?

No.
14(38.9%)
Yes.
14(38.9%)
I have now.
8(22.2%)

What is your default view?

My "update journal" window.
3(8.8%)
My recent entries.
6(17.6%)
My friends' page.
20(58.8%)
Some subset of my friends' page.
5(14.7%)

Do you read every single entry by every one of your friends?

Yes, always.
9(25.0%)
I read all the entries of certain friends.
7(19.4%)
I read all the entries I have time for.
18(50.0%)
I only read a few entries a day.
1(2.8%)
No. Never.
1(2.8%)

Tell me something interesting about your relationship to LJ.

Comments

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elynne
Jul. 29th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
I dislike random chatting on the phone; I can do it, and will in some cases, but I avoid it in general. I'm terrible about initiating or responding to e-mail or snail mail. Sad as it may be (and I'm well aware that it may be very, very sad), LJ is my primary means of keeping in touch with most of my friends.

I can't stay that LJ is "just a journal," a "social networking site," or any one thing to me. I use it in a wide variety of ways, including probably several which the designers never intended. It's a... mechanism, a tool; my LJ doesn't define me, and I am not defined by what I write in my LJ.

Having said that, I've been told many times by people meeting me in Real Life (TM) for the first time that I'm just like how I come across in my LJ. w00t.
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