Thud. Mac-Thud. (macthud) wrote,
Thud. Mac-Thud.
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LJ Social Hacking Meme

LiveJournal is under the assumption that the bulk of the userbase are 18 year old girls. Thus there is the addition of features aimed at 18 year old girls.

Things like nudge, and advertisements, and the like.

Well. The statistics say that the bulk of the users are 18 years old because the older users often don't list ages. After all, the older people get, the less likely they are to divulge their age. There is a big difference between 18 and 16 and 21. Between 35 and 39? Not nearly so much.

So -- Help correct the demographics. Go to http://www.livejournal.com/manage/profile/ and specify your full DOB, including your year of birth. If you don't want it displayed on your profile for everyone to see, uncheck the box that says " Show your birthday to other users".

Thats it. Three ticky boxes and LJ realizes that another adult is on board.

PS: Remember how many of you have multiple journals? Might be time to update them all. And pass this on. It's important.


Read more here.

I'm way outside the demographic they believe is primary... but I have a permanent account... and most of the people I read and who read me are also outside this demographic... Let's show them so, so they start focusing more on REAL features and benefits, and less on fluffy bunnies, cute though they can be.
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