Who Is Instagram?

Instagram is a free photo and video sharing social media app available on Apple iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. The app allows users to upload photos or videos to their service and share them with their followers or with a select group of friends.

WHO IS LiveJournal?

LiveJournal, stylised as LiVEJOURNAL, is a Russian weblog or blog social networking service.


LiveJournal is a social networking site where users can keep a blog, journal or diary. It was developed by Brad Fitzpatrick as a way of keeping his high school friends updated on his activities.



Users who sign-up get the ability to upload blogs and journals on the site. Each journal entry has its own web page. Each of LiveJournal’s user has a journal page, showing their latest journal entries, and links to the comment pages.



Users can utilize LiveJournal’s strongest social aspect called the friend list to collect more journal entries and engage with more people.

LiveJournal members can modify journal templates to customize their accounts.  



On April 15, LiveJournal was founded by Brad Fitzpatrick in 1999.

In January 2005, Six Apart purchased Danga Interactive, the company that operated LiveJournal, from Fitzpatrick.

In August 2006, Six Apart licensed the LiveJournal brand to the Russian company SUP Media.

In April 2006, LiveJournal introduced a new user type giving free users access to features available to paid members in exchange for ad sponsorship.

This user type was initially called Sponsored+, but was later renamed to Plus.

In May 2007, LiveJournal suspended approximately 500 accounts and communities.

In December 2007, LiveJournal was acquired by SUP Media.

In October 2010, LiveJournal was blocked in Kazakhstan by court order due to blogs containing extremist content.

In 2011, LiveJournal lost 8.2 million users in just a year.

In March 2012, Uzbekistan began blocking LiveJournal.

In December 2016, LiveJournal moved to servers hosted in Russia.

In April 2017, LiveJournal changed its terms of service to conform to Russian law.

In April 2017, LiveJournal eliminated the ability of paid contributors to stop ads being shown to their readers.

On April 4, 2017, LiveJournal significantly modified its terms of use, making the service subject to Russian law.


To find friends on LiveJournal click on the search by interest link, or make a habit of commenting on people’s posts and starting up a conversation. As well, you can join communities to find people that share your interests.

Make your journal unique by changing font, using links, and creating italics using LiveJournal html codes.

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