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An interesting look back at the early days of social media & how conventions of blogs, likes, comments, followers etc. evolved. It's a round table discussion with people who built and ran LiveJournal, Diaryland and Open Diary in the late 1990s.

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@KelsonV
Wow, Open Diary. That takes me back. I left OD as soon as LJ eliminated invite codes -- so, 2003?

@phyrry
December of 2003, yup. I got a code eight days before they stopped requiring them, and I was supremely annoyed ever after :)
@KelsonV

@hafnia @phyrry I think I joined LJ early 2004. I don't remember there being invite codes at the time, so it must have been later than 2003.

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