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So where is everybody these days?

I'm just wondering. I have accounts at JF, IJ, DW, FB, Twitter. I don't do fannish stuff on FB & Twitter, but I'm not certain there's much of a fannish presence there, considering the size of fics and such.

I haven't been monitoring IJ or DW at all.

Is DW growing? Are there more fics and fans to be found there? Should I start watching DW again?

What are your fannish social media habits like right now, flist? I'm very curious.

ETA: Oh, and where are you archiving? I'm really liking AO3, personally, and I'm seeing that some fandoms are using it more and more.

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Date: 2011-03-18 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] droxy.livejournal.com
i am mostly on Lj and deviant art. Also facebook, but that's sporadic. i have a DW account but dont use it much

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Date: 2011-03-18 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
I do like FB for some things, like following friends and family and keeping in touch. It's great for that. But I'm too verbose for it. It's hard for me to cut my thoughts down to status-size. Much less tweet-size!

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Date: 2011-03-18 05:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] kaiz.livejournal.com
A lot might depend upon your fandom. There is a lot of Merlin and AI stuff on DW right now, quite a few fests and challenges, and quite a few people I follow in many other fandoms cross-post to DW and are posting their fic to DW (because of the generous post lengths, like being able to post a 30,000 word story in one post) and then linking to LJ, etc.

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Date: 2011-03-18 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
Now that I'm kind of lurking in Hawaii 5-0, I see that a lot of people xpost to DW. And AO3 seems to be the archive of choice, too, which is interesting.

So yeah, I think you're right, it's partially fandom based. I am really thinking about starting to read my DW flist. Hmm...

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Date: 2011-03-18 05:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scatteredlogic.livejournal.com
I'm still on LJ. I have a DW, but I don't use it except as a back-up plan if LJ bites the dust or becomes inhospitable. ;) And I'm one of those awful people who doesn't do FB at all.

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Date: 2011-03-18 05:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
I am still primarily a LJ girl, honestly. I mean, I do have the alternate journals, but they have always been backup journals.

FB is only to keep tabs on friends/family, and also to maintain a fanpage for my business. Twitter is even more business-specific, because that's all I can bear to do there.

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Date: 2011-03-18 05:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] idleleaves.livejournal.com
I monitor DW because I do have some friends on there that are not on LJ. For the most part the fannish community is much smaller, but hey, the site's been around less than two years.

I'm mostly here on LJ, although I do a hell of a lot of random bullshit tweeting on my fandom Twitter. And yes, I've noticed that LJ's been kinda quiet lately when compared to what I'm used to. I've been trying to seek out new fandom friends, but I just don't even know where to start.

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Date: 2011-03-18 05:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
I think I'm going to start monitoring DW again. There might be things going on there that I'm missing, friends that I would like to keep up with.

And yeah, omg, I cannot figure out how to get new fandom friends, mostly because...Riptide is just so small, and there are so few new fans coming in. :( I have thought about dabbling in another fandom. We'll see. Right now, I'm still way too consumed with the Riptide boys.

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Date: 2011-03-18 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] schemingreader.livejournal.com
My FB is under my real name and is unfannish. It's very political though, which might be stupid, I don't know. Whatever, I can never seem to be strategic. I x-post everything to DW, or through DW here, and I have split off all my personal posts to a separate, flocked journal. (I'm still editing old posts, either deleting them from my fandom journal or taking out the personal content, and doing the same thing only backwards on the other journal.) And I go on A03 when there's no fic here and prowl around, since a lot of the Sherlock fic seems to go up there. It's a nice interface. I'm also following two rec comms on DW that [livejournal.com profile] sophinisba recced this week. One is http://fancake.dreamwidth.org/ and one is http://bestthingever.dreamwidth.org/ and they're very eclectic.

And I'm on Twitter whenever my need for perpetually renewed content is too great. Here read THIS and now read THIS and how about THIS! But I follow a zillion people who are very diverse over there, mostly not fan fic, mostly politics and history with some other random stuff mumble mumble. Maybe not the healthiest thing. A lot of people are on Tumblr but I think I'm starting to twitch a little...

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Date: 2011-03-19 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
My FB is also under my real name and is completely unfannish.

And omg, I am so bad about strategic. It's taken all the thought I can to keep my LJ apart from my RL. And i hate that it is apart from it, honestly. I wish I could be more open, but I fear for privacy issues.

I did a DW port at one point; maybe I'll add another.

And I love AO3 so far. I actually realized today that I could use it to find h/c fics and I squeed. I know, it should be obvious, but I sometimes don't make those logic jumps, lol.

Twitter is great for some things; I like just dropping tiny notes into the whirlpool. But more often I want to share something of substance, and only LJ can do that for me, it seems.

Plus I love my LJ peeps. *nodnod*

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Date: 2011-03-18 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaelle-n-gilla.livejournal.com
I'm mostly on LJ, a bit FB for a totally different group of RL people.

I have a DW account but hardly use it any more. I have no clue if people really use theirs or not. Only one of my flisters moved and deleted her LJ account.

You may get a biased sample though, since you asked on LJ ;-)

Plus, I'm no judge since I'm not into fandoms any more that much.

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Date: 2011-03-19 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
lol! Yeah, I kind of expected some skewing, considering the hosting site of this entry. *grins*

Yeah, I really don't know what to do, quite. I think I'm going to start monitoring DW, though. :)

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Date: 2011-03-18 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acid.livejournal.com
Dreamwidth is growing but it depends on the fandom. Older fandoms aren't likely to hop over but newer may use it as main base for communities/newsletters. Since it's FOSS & fan-friendly and runs on an .org domain, you can pretty much bet it's not likely to shove stuff like LJ's mini-games or more ads into its interface. I've been crossposting from it to LJ for many months; its post form is better. There are several DW-exclusive comms that I participate in, that LJ doesn't have, but since I integrate all of my friends list via google's rss reader, in the long run, it all shows up in the same place.

A03.org is very nice! That and FF.net (evil but gets exposure) are default options.

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Date: 2011-03-19 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
I love the promise of DW, but I wonder if it can pull enough of the older fans and grab the newer fans. I'm very interested, but still, I do like LJ, and there are so many people here that aren't switching.

You use Google reader? I do, too, but I've never tried LJ peeps with it--can it pick up flocked entries? Wow, if I could get all of LJ and DW and such into Google reader, that could be cool.

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Date: 2011-03-18 07:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] r-grayjoy.livejournal.com
I'm on LJ by necessity and IJ by preference. I also crosspost to DW, but usually forget to read my f-list there. D'oh. As far as HP goes, there are certain pairings that have largely migrated to IJ while others are still primarily on LJ. A lot of fests are IJ-based these days, and daily_deviant is still IJ. :D

I'm really digging AO3 also. It has certain flexibilities that other archives I've used don't, so it's become my main archive now.

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Date: 2011-03-19 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
I just get so crazy, trying to keep up with multiple flists, you know? I already have bitten off more than I can chew, and there was one day where I was scrolling over duplicate entries on IJ, and I just went, argh! no más! and closed the tab.

OMG, I am starting to become so enthralled with AO3. I wish everyone in every fandom would go there and post all their stories, lol.

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Date: 2011-03-19 12:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iibnf.livejournal.com
LJ pretty much only. FB is for work only. The LJ clones like DW, IJ, DJ, JF, UJ, Blurty, etc, I have but never check.

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Date: 2011-03-19 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
LJ pretty much only.

Yet another reason for me not to leave LJ. ;) Not that I was considering it.

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Date: 2011-03-19 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dbassassin.livejournal.com
I follow my flist sporadically on LJ and have for all intents and purposes abandoned my IJ. I don't think there's much HP exclusively on DW and I'm only name-squatting over there. I post very rarely and pretty much never fandom stuff any more as I seem to have lost interest in most of it; but when I do post it's exclusively to LJ. Most of the people I'm interested in still post here, so here I'll stay.

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Date: 2011-03-19 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
Yeah, I am definitely staying on LJ; I really like it here, and some peeps are not leaving, and I want to follow them. But I'm really wondering how I can keep track of other peeps who have wandered off to other places, and I'm wondering it anyone is posting stuff over there that is not being posted here on LJ.

So I might keep track of DW. Not sure yet.

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Date: 2011-03-19 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] florence-craye.livejournal.com
I never check JF or IJ anymore. I do keep up with the other 3 when I have time. I also love tumblr, but that has an entirely different crowd and mode of expression. But I'd love it if more LJ people came over that way.

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Date: 2011-03-19 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
It really seems like people are wandering off in all directions. I kind of miss the LJ I knew when I was first here; but I'm sure everybody says that about everything. Nothing ever lasts, after all.

Still, I'm a little scared by LJ's desire to have social games now and that sort of thing. :(

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Date: 2011-03-19 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greenpear.livejournal.com
I'm on LJ and will probably not start other journals. I barely have time for this one with all the other stuff I do.

Hope you never abandon LJ. So many other people have... :(

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Date: 2011-03-19 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
I love LJ; I don't think I could ever truly abandon it, unless my flist did, too. I really like the ability to write long entries and share creative stuff, which I can't really do many other places.

Plus, I really like the people I interact with here. :)

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Date: 2011-03-19 12:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] marginaliana
I definitely think it depends on fandom. Most of mine are deeply entrenched on LJ so that's why I'm not making the move to DW for the moment. But I have a DW account and the people I know who are posting there also cross-post to LJ, so I can keep up just by reading my LJ list, which is very nice. I'd hate to have to read in two places.

In terms of archiving, I love AO3! It's so sleek and easy to use! And the tags feature is fantastic.

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Date: 2011-03-19 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
I really don't like reading in two places, definitely. But I might have to. I think a few people who have disappeared from LJ are there, and I kind of miss having more interaction, so I think I might start actively watching the DW flist.

And I am liking AO3 more and more. I really think it's a great archive both for reading and for uploading. Yay!

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Date: 2011-03-19 03:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gina-r-snape.livejournal.com
A couple of people on my flist x-post to DW. I tried that, but found it tedious. Plus, it creeped me out when someone commented on an entry because it showed up in some "what's new today?" thing.

I have a FB account, and a tumblr account - but that's just for pics. I honestly don't know why people call tumblr a blog.

I don't get the hype around twitter. I find it mostly boring.

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Date: 2011-03-19 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
I'm just a little wary of xposting to DW. I just feel like I want it to be centralized, y'know? I don't want to have two different discussions. :(

Twitter is kind of annoying, yes, and I don't really care about links, which is Twitter's fuel, so I'm immediately at odds with it. It's only for business, though, so I try to tolerate it. *nodnod*

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Date: 2011-03-19 11:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hardboiledbaby
Here I yam! :D

LJ is HBB Central, fer shur. I've got a DW account, but I'm using it only to back up my fic posts right now. I know it's growing, I guess I should wander around there and take in the lay of the land. FB is pretty much Farmville only, for however long that amuses me (gawd, what a time sink, although I've trimmed it down).

I don't IJ or tweet. What's JF? I've heard about Tumblr, but I feel pretty scattered as it is LOL

And yay for AO3! I love it :)

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Date: 2011-03-20 12:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
yeah, I am absolutely an LJ girl at heart and I've only used DW for backing up my journal. I think I'll monitor it for a little while, though, and see what I can see. ;)

I had to stop FV...I just kept forgetting about it, lol!

JF = JournalFen, which is where Fandom_Wank resides.

And AO3 is delighting me more and more, seriously. :)

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Date: 2011-03-20 12:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sigune.livejournal.com
LJ, deviantART, Blogspot. Blogspot annoys me by not having a flist :-). But as a blog it's pretty nice, especially since you can now add "pages" to it.

I used to have an IJ, but I closed it because it was visited by no more than two people and they are also on LJ. I'm one of a handful of people who are still fornd of LJ, I guess...

I'm too verbose for Twitter. If I don't have anything much to say, I just keep my mouth shut ;-). And I do have a FB, mainly to keep in touch with ex-colleagues - not fandom.

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Date: 2011-03-20 12:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
Blogspot is definitely nice, though I definitely like LJ's flist option better. I ended up setting up Google Reader and using that to aggregate my blogs, and it works very nicely. Especially because there are no filters/flocked entries, so GR can just pull everything in. I wish I could use it for LJ, lol!

Twitter is so hard to get the hang of. I always want to write more than I can! The only reason I use it is for business; otherwise I never would have signed up. :)

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Date: 2011-03-21 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mariannelee.livejournal.com
My LJ is pretty dead, but it's the only thing I use. I guess it's because I'm not in fandom any more. But when I try to find active communities for other interests, there's not much.

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Date: 2011-03-22 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
Whenever I friend someone who isn't a fan, I quickly lose track of who they are. It's so weird that "fan" can so clearly define someone for me. And yeah, I think that FB has swallowed so much of online culture. LJ is clinging onto life through fannish behavior and fans, who are verbose and like to write long entries. ;)

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Date: 2011-03-23 10:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] slavelabour.livejournal.com
I am way more active on LJ than anywhere else. For fandom there is the Mag7Daybook on DW where I frequent most of anything over there and over here it's mostly art communities and the flist. I stay away from FB unless it's to check on family and I don't tweet but I do read twitter searches from time to time. And AO3, absolutely. I love it and I love how fandom is embracing it and it's growing like mad in two short years.

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Date: 2011-03-23 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
*snort* icon love, oh yes!

Ah, that's a good idea, I should watch some DW comms. I'll bet there's one or two pieces popping up over there that aren't here on LJ.

I'm so glad that AO3 is becoming loved! I really like it and I have been hoping that fandom embraces it. Looks like a lot of people like it so far. :)

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