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From hardvice comes A Brief History of LiveJournal

MAR 1999 — Livejournal founded

NOV 1999 — news founded

APR 2000 — Comment system added
- Users go batshit, blame brad, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

AUG 2000 — Interest system added
- Users go batshit, blame brad, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

SEP 2000 — Paid accounts get new features
- Users go batshit, blame brad, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

DEC 2000 — Communities premiere
- Users go batshit, blame brad, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

MAR 2001 — Polls premiere
- Users go batshit, blame brad, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

SEP 2001 — Invite codes premiere
- Users go batshit, blame brad, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

JAN 2002 — First dead account purge
- Users go batshit, blame brad, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

JAN 2003 — S2 premieres
- Users go batshit, blame brad, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

JUL 2003 — User interest match feature disabled
- Users go batshit, brad, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

NOV 2003 — Phone posts premiere; invite codes system removed
- Users go batshit, blame brad, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

JUL 2004 — Fotobilder premieres
- Users go batshit, blame brad, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

JAN 2005 — Six Apart buys LJ; LJ Blackout 2005
- Users go batshit, blame Six Apart, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.
- brad ascends into Heaven; becomes God of LJ to whom disgruntled users pray.

JUN 2005 — Second dead account purge; permanent accounts for sale; tags premiere
- Users go batshit, blame Six Apart, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

DEC 2005 — Free storage and userpic upgrades
- Users go batshit, blame Six Apart, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

FEB 2006 — Virtual gifts premiere
- Users go batshit, blame Six Apart, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

MAR 2006 — Loyalty userpics; increased userpics for paid accounts
- Users go batshit, blame Six Apart, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

APR 2006 — Sponsored accounts premiere
- Users go batshit, blame Six Apart, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

MAY 2006 — Nipplegate '06
- Users go batshit, blame Six Apart (and hardvice), threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

SEP 2006 — Sponsored communities premiere
- Users go batshit, blame Six Apart, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

OCT 2006 — TXTLJ / LJTalk premiere
- No one notices.

NOV 2006 — LJ Blackout 2006
- Users go batshit, blame Six Apart, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

FEB 2007 — Military schools removed from school listings. Hogwarts, Starfleet Academy remain
- Users go batshit, blame Six Apart, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

MAY 2007 — Strikethrough 2007
- Users go batshit, blame Six Apart, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

JUN 2007 — Permanent Account Sale, LJ Blackout 2007
- Users go batshit, blame Six Apart, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

AUG 2007 — Boldthrough 2007
- Users go batshit, blame Six Apart, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

DEC 2007 — Six Apart sells LJ to SUP; Certain keywords in user interests are unsearchable
- Users go batshit, blame Six Apart and SUP, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.

MAR 2008 — Basic Account creation disabled
- Users go batshit, blame SUP, threaten to leave in droves. Few do.
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