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LiveJournal (LJ) is a virtual community where Internet users can
keep a blog, journal or diary. LiveJournal is also the name of the free
and open source server software that was designed to run the
LiveJournal virtual community. LiveJournal's blogging features
include those found in similar blogging sites (multiple authors,
commenting, calendars, and polls). However, LiveJournal
differentiates itself from other blogging sites by its WELL-like
features of a self-contained community and some social networking
features similar to other social networking sites.
LiveJournal was started on April 15, 1999 by Brad Fitzpatrick as a
way of keeping his high school friends updated on his activities. In
January 2005, blogging software company Six Apart purchased
Danga Interactive, the company that operated LiveJournal, from
On December 2, 2007, Six Apart announced it was selling
LiveJournal to SUP, a Russian media company that had been
licensing the LiveJournal brand and software for use in Russia. The
new owners unveiled a plan to upgrade the service, engage with the
LiveJournal community and launch new products for advertisers.
This work would be undertaken by the newly formed American-based
company LiveJournal, Inc.