Livejournal sold; fandom panics yet again

Yesterday, we learned that SixApart had jettisoned problem child Livejournal, selling the site to SUP, an ‘an international media company’ that’s been managing Livejournal in Russia for a little over a year. The new owners have grand plans, but what does this mean for the ongoing controversy with LJ’s fandom elements?

Though Livejournal Inc. will continue to operate out of California (with LJ founder Brad Fitzpatrick on the advisory board, a hopeful sign) many worry about the implications of a Russian company pulling the strings. Those of us jaded beyond belief are just going to watch and see where it all goes.

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