Anton Volnuhin at the Yandex blog reports on last Friday’s protest at LiveJournal. Bloggers are complaining that the administration fails to listen to their users. They are also protesting about the possible closure of “basic” LiveJournal accounts, which are free but do not contain any advertising.
As you can see in the graph below, figures from http://blogs.yandex.ru showed that the action had an effect. There was a 15% drop in the number of posts made on the day of action, 21st March 2008. For our English readers, this can be seen on the last blue column, where the post count had dropped to 21014.
Most support (20%) was shown among experienced LiveJournal bloggers, i.e. those who had been writing for over three years.