TC Moscow 2013: LiveJournal Era

December 9, 2013, 17:45


On December 9 the Brad Fitzpatrick, founder of the, met a new director for the product at TechCrunch Moscow in the Digital October Center.

“You know, I tried to log in recently, but I was told that it was a suspicious login. Or because I was trying to log in to my LJ account from Russia. Or I’m just a suspicious guy in general.

“Now I don’t even think too much about LiveJournal. That doesn’t seem like a bad thing, and I’m not suggesting shutting it down. But, first of all, my friends use all kinds of new media, and you can’t follow them all. Second of all, I have other projects going on at the moment.

“Safety has become something that really worries me. I use multi-level encryption for my project, as I’m working on a personalized data management system for Google. The idea may sound boring, but it’s a good one. I am trying to make it so that we can completely control our own data. Completely!

“I’ve been interested in this for three or four years now. It’s true, I haven’t thought up a good elevator pitch yet, but then again, I was never very good at being a smooth talker. I remember how simple it was for me to think up LiveJournal: you just write about what is important to you and your friends read it. And now, I heard, the project team has to work hard on positioning.”

To find out about how ex-Apple employee and current top manager at Afisha-Rambler-SUP Steingrimur Muri Arnason sees the future of LiveJournal, what changes are planned in the near future, and also how things are going with LiveJournal in other markets, watch the video.

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