Comparison of sites using the LiveJournal codebase

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This is a comparison of sites publicly accessible on the internet known to be using the LiveJournal codebase.

The LiveJournal web community is based on open source software for blogging and social networking, primarily written in Perl. Because of this, many other communities have been designed using the LiveJournal software. These sites have very similar features and formats to LiveJournal itself.[1] However, they often have different terms of service than LiveJournal's, making them attractive to users who have become disenchanted with LiveJournal's rules and wish to move their journals to other hosts.[2] Unlike the others on this list, Dreamwidth is a code fork of the Livejournal code.[3]


General information and feature comparison[edit]

Name Year Began Description/Focus Registered users Updated in past 30 days Registration Ability to syndicate off-site feeds Userpics Free Userpics Paid Monthly Cost for Paid Account Yearly Cost for Paid Account Permanent Account
Asks 2006 Japanese community 13,127 [4] 31 [4] Open Unknown 3 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Blurty 2002 General 18+ community 2,255,607 [5] 1,899 [5] Open to people 18 and over Paid only 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A
DeadJournal 2001 Dark-themed community 456,302 [6] 638 [6] Invite-only or paid (OpenID) All users 5 50 2.5 USD 15 USD N/A
Dreamwidth 2008 Open-source social networking platform. Allows to import entries from an LJ journal with comments. 2,038,232 [7] 32,798 [7] Open to people 13 and over (OpenID)[8] All users[9] 15 [9] 100/250 [9] 3 USD[9] 35 to 50 USD[9] 200 USD[9]
InsaneJournal 2001 Insane asylum-themed community 3,983,438 [10] 18,653 [10] Open to people 13 and over (OpenID) Paid users can create, free users can read 100 250 5 USD 25 USD N/A
JournalFen 2003 Fandom focused community for 18+ only 19,963 [11] 361 [11] Invite-only or paid Paid users can create, free users can read 10 500/1000 N/A 24/36 USD N/A
Kraslan 2006 Russian community 2,340 [12] 141 [12] Open Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
LiveJournal 1999 Original LiveJournal site 42,550,922 [13] 1,150,344 [13] Open to people 13 and over (OpenID) Paid users can create, free users can read 6 [free] or 15 [plus] 30 3 USD 19.95 USD 175 USD
Lj.Rossia.org 2005 Russian community. Allows to import entries from an LJ journal (even suspended) with comments. 49,420 [14] 1,675 [14] Open All users 100 N/A[15] N/A[15] N/A[15] N/A[15]
Scribbld 2007 General community 29,094 [16] 686 [16] Open (OpenID) Paid only 6 50 5 USD 20.00 USD N/A
Sviesta Ciba 2002 Latvian community 28,919 [17] 10,324 [17] Open to people 13 and over Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Name Year Began Description/Focus Registered users Updated in past 30 days Registration RSS Feeds Userpics Free Userpics Paid Monthly Cost for Paid Account Yearly Cost for Paid Account Permanent Account

Defunct sites[edit]

These are sites that previously ran the LiveJournal codebase, but are either no longer available or have transitioned to using a different codebase.

Name Year Began Description/Focus Registered users Updated in past 30 days Registration Ability to syndicate off-site feeds Userpics Free Userpics Paid Monthly Cost for Paid Account Yearly Cost for Paid Account Permanent Account
Academ 2006 Russian community 967 [18] 260 [18] Open Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
BlogEnglish 2007 Russian/English language study 374 [19] 9 [19] Open Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
BlogOnline 2005 Russian community, defunct as of early 2008 818,127 [20] 15,221 [20] Open Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
BootieJournal 2003 Private site, not responding as of 2010 69 [21] 2 [21] Invite-only Unknown Unknown N/A N/A N/A N/A
Caleida 2003 General journaling site, not responding as of 2010 Unknown Unknown Open All users 3 100 2.5 USD 20 USD N/A
CommieJournal 2007 General 18+ community, defunct as of late 2009[22] 10,495 [23] 167 [23] Open to people 18 and over N/A 100 500 5 USD 20 USD 75 USD
CrazyLife 2003 General journaling community, not responding as of 2010 43,963 [24] 55 [24] Open to people 13 and over All users Unknown N/A N/A N/A N/A
GreatestJournal 2003 Defunct;[25] formerly a roleplaying focused community 1,883,776 prior to going down[26] N/A Disabled Unknown 100 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Inksome 2007 18+ fandom-friendly community, formerly known as Scribblit, defunct as of April 2011[27] 33,772 [28] 161 [28] Invite-only or paid Paid users and early contributors can create, free users can read 150[29] 300[29] 3 USD[30] 25 USD[30] 120 USD
Isurgut 2004 Russian community 2,935 [31] 23 [31] Open Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
IziBlog 2004 French & English community, not responding as of 2011 12,606 [32] 115 [32] Open to people 13 and over (OpenID) All users 150 N/A N/A N/A N/A
LiveJourbal 2005 Gerbil-themed community, not responding as of 2010 14,951 [33] 50 [33] Invite-only or paid (OpenID) Unknown 15 100 N/A N/A 25 USD
LiveLogCity 2003 General community 9,302 [34] 296 [34] Open N/A 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A
LostJournal 2005 General community, not responding as of 2010 6,043 [35] 46 [35] Invite-only or paid (OpenID) Paid users can create, free users can read 3 15 Unknown Unknown Unknown
Minilog 2002 General community created by Aaron B. Russell on 8 November 2002,[36] service was shut down 30 October 2007.[37] Domain was allowed to expire, has since been bought by someone else and now shows GoDaddy's domain parking page with ads. 10,648 [38] 2 [38] Open Paid users can create, free users can read Unknown 3000 (6000 for permanent accounts) [39] Minimum 2 months, 3 GBP or 5.50 USD [40] 15 GBP or 28 USD [40] 65 GBP or 121 USD [40]
Needless Panic Unknown Unknown 27,046[41] Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
OpenWeblog 2005 Defunct as of March 2011[42] 452 [43] 5 [43] Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
uJournal / AboutMyLife 2002 uJournal went down in August 2004 due to a hardware failure.[44] As of March 2005, uJournal accounts and postings were restored, with a "uj_" prefix, as part of AboutMyLife, a different journaling service.[45] AboutMyLife seems to have gone down permanently around May 2007.[46] 259,119 at last count before the failure[47][48] 13,272 at last count before the failure[47] Suspended Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Name Year Began Description/Focus Registered users Updated in past 30 days Registration RSS Feeds Userpics Free Userpics Paid Monthly Cost for Paid Account Yearly Cost for Paid Account Permanent Account

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Emily (11 January 2004), My so-called blog, New York Times : "While the sites that are hosts to online journals may attract different crowds, their formats vary only slightly: a LiveJournal is a Blurty is a Xanga is a DeadJournal is a DiaryLand."
  2. ^ McCullagh, Declan (30 May 2007), Mass deletion sparks LiveJournal revolt, CNet News.com .
  3. ^ What are Dreamwidth's new features?, retrieved 12 May 2009 
  4. ^ a b Asks. Retrieved 13 June 2013
  5. ^ a b Blurty. Retrieved 13 June 2013
  6. ^ a b DeadJournal. Retrieved 13 June 2013
  7. ^ a b Dreamwidth. Retrieved 13 June 2013
  8. ^ Dreamwidth FAQ. Retrieved 27 July 2013
  9. ^ a b c d e f Dreamwidth FAQ. Retrieved 16 June 2010
  10. ^ a b InsaneJournal. Retrieved 13 June 2013
  11. ^ a b JournalFen. Retrieved 13 June 2013
  12. ^ a b Kraslan. Retrieved 13 June 2013
  13. ^ a b LiveJournal. Retrieved 2 February 2013
  14. ^ a b lj rossia. Retrieved 18 August 2011
  15. ^ a b c d "Donations". Lj.Rossia.org (in Russian). Retrieved 26 August 2008. 
  16. ^ a b Scribbld. Retrieved 18 May 2009
  17. ^ a b Sviesta Ciba. Retrieved 18 May 2009
  18. ^ a b Academ. Retrieved 9 June 2008
  19. ^ a b BlogEnglish. Retrieved 9 June 2008
  20. ^ a b BlogOnline. Retrieved 18 May 2009
  21. ^ a b BootieJournal. Retrieved 18 May 2009
  22. ^ magyar_saman (13 September 2009), Sorry for this, CommieJournal News, archived from the original on 13 September 2009 
  23. ^ a b CommieJournal. Retrieved 13 September 2009
  24. ^ a b CrazyLife. Retrieved 18 May 2009
  25. ^ As of 7 January 2009, accessing GreatestJournal produces a 403 error with the message "please use LiveJournal instead"; see also discussion of the situation on JournalFen.
  26. ^ GreatestJournal. Retrieved 9 June 2008
  27. ^ Denise (6 April 2011), "Our Farewell to Inksome", Weekly Update: 6 April, Dreamwidth News .
  28. ^ a b Inksome. Retrieved 4 March 2011
  29. ^ a b "Userpics!". Inksome News Journal. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2008. 
  30. ^ a b Kit Peters (10 July 2009). "State of IS". Retrieved 13 July 2009. 
  31. ^ a b Isurgut. Retrieved 23 March 2008
  32. ^ a b IziBlog. Retrieved 27 December 2009
  33. ^ a b LiveJourbal. Retrieved 9 June 2008
  34. ^ a b LiveLogCity. Retrieved 9 June 2008
  35. ^ a b LostJournal. Retrieved 18 May 2009
  36. ^ User Info. Retrieved 5 April 2011
  37. ^ Goodbye, Minilog.com!. Retrieved 5 April 2011
  38. ^ a b Minilog stats from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Retrieved 5 April 2011
  39. ^ Minilog.com News - Changes to Paid Accounts. Retrieved 5 April 2011
  40. ^ a b c About Paid Accounts. Retrieved 5 April 2011
  41. ^ Internet Archive Wayback Machine final crawl (ret. 14 August 2012)
  42. ^ End of Life for OpenWeblog, hexmode, 17 March 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  43. ^ a b OpenWeblog. Retrieved 11 April 2009
  44. ^ Message from uJournal staffer Brandon Thomas, August 18, 2004.
  45. ^ Posting by ksolaris, 3 March 2005.
  46. ^ How long? About My Life Forums. Retrieved 22 May 2008.
  47. ^ a b uJournal stats from Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Retrieved 14 August 2012
  48. ^ Post by uncon (former administrator of uJournal) from 31 August 2004. Retrieved 14 August 2012

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