Timeline of Fandom on LiveJournal

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Fandom: Multifandom
Dates: 1999-present
See also: Livejournal, Fandom and the Internet

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One major phase of online fandom organization has centered on the site Livejournal. The site has had a huge impact on the structure of online fandom, and its changes of ownership, policy, and usability have generated lots of wank and fandom projects.

LJ ownership

Wanks and other Dramatic Events

Coms and fandom usage of LJ

Graphical Timeline

The Great LJ DDOS of 2011BoldthroughStrikethroughDreamwidthGreatestJournalJournalFenInsaneJournal


  1. "Soon-to-be-implemented changes in lj comments: no more subject line" thread at Fail-Fandomanon, 12 Dec 2011 (Accessed 15 Dec 2011)
  2. Livejournal to do away with subject line in comments post by heeroluva, 12 Dec 2011. (Accessed 15 Dec 2011)
  3. Oh, LJ post by havocthecat, 13 Dec 2011. (Accessed 15 Dec 2011)
  4. Новый ЖЖ. Шаг первый — комментарии - original post by igrick from 12 Dec 2011, with an English-language addendum from a day or two later that says "A note to users of RP, Meme and other communities, where subject line is crucial for operation: for the moment we are developing only standard commenting representation, well know in LiveJournal as S1 styles, but we will keep subject lines, both in terms of form and representation, in advanced — S2 — styles, and provide an ability to keep it forever for certain communities, as well as, by request, will develop an extra functionality for such communities thru OpensSocial applications going public next year." (Accessed 15 Dec 2011)