LiveJournal: The Russian Bear Slashes a Social Network

LiveJournal: The Russian Bear Slashes a Social Network
The bubble in social networking has burst, decisively. LiveJournal, the San Francisco-based arm of Sup, a Russian Internet startup, has cut about 20 of 28 employees — and offered them no severance, we’re told.

… The company’s product managers and engineers were laid off, leaving only a handful of finance and operations workers — which speaks to a website to be left on life support. Matt Berardo, a Yahoo executive hired on last summer, is also believed to be gone.

… The brutal, abrupt cuts suggest something different: That Sup founder Andrew Paulson (above), who paid an estimated $30 million for LiveJournal a little over a year ago, has realized his expensive mistake in buying at the top of the bubble.

You might want to back up your LJ at LiveJournal Book or ljarchive

Anyone know if there is a way to export your entries to WordPress or another Blog site?


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. af_fuelswife
    Jan 06, 2009 @ 08:31:34

    How do you back up?


  2. alison_in_oh
    Jan 06, 2009 @ 09:01:10

    If you already have a blog and would like to move it over to, you can import your content from Blogger, LiveJournal, Movable Type, TypePad, or an existing WordPress blog.

    I don’t know how they handle locked entries though?

    Thanks for the heads-up. :\


  3. chigatana
    Jan 06, 2009 @ 10:00:20

    This page will let you export your livejournal as an XML file. Most blogging sites will let you import the XML file into your new blog. Hope that helps.


  4. Laura
    Jan 07, 2009 @ 13:29:04



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