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So. First of all, my schedule for this weekend: Friday: 12 - 13.30… 
2nd-Oct-2006 03:54 pm
Gundam 00: Saji / Cute / Blue
So. First of all, my schedule for this weekend:

Friday:
12 - 13.30 Estonian
13.45 - 15.15 Estonian
16 - 17.30 German
17.45 - 19.15 Practical English Phonetics

Saturday:
10.15 - 16.00 The History of Religion
16.15 - 18.00 Introduction to History of Philosophy

Sunday:
9 - 10.30 Introduction to Linguistics
10.45 - 12.15 Introduction to Linguistics
13 - 14.30 Practical English Grammar
14.45 - 16.15 Text Analysis

Also, everyone on LJ seems to be going crazy over the addition of various sponsored things. And I just can't see what the problem is. Basically, Plus Sponsored accounts are getting more features, Basic Free users can also get some of the "Plus" features (if they wish), and companies will be able to have Sponsored Communities for example for their products, movies, etc. Paid and Permanent users won't still have to worry about any advertising. Maybe it's because I'm a permanent user myself, or maybe it's because I tend to be quite naive at times, but there really doesn't seem to be a problem for me. You don't have to join the sponsored communities. But I imagine that there could be some new things coming thanks to this that you never would've expected before. In a positive sense. Communities for your various favorite whatevers, access to updates to your games and other software right on your friends list without the need to check the various sites... The positive possibilities are endless too, so why does everyone see this only as a negative thing? I've stumbled on livejournals that are only there to point you to various pornsites long before this. Those are definitely worse. And really - a company could just make a community here anyway and show their advertising in the posts. Isn't it better when LiveJournal and its users actually get something from this too?
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2nd-Oct-2006 09:45 am (UTC)
I think it's the fact that LJ have gone against one of their original T&Cs (the one about there never being any advertising on the site) and this is what people are angry about. LJ was one of the few places on the web where you didn't get adverts and now, since they became a part of SixApart, ads are being suggested and that is what is making people angry.

I personally would like to have my little piece of the internet kept advert-free.

Yeah, there are communities and personal LJs that are basically porn things, but for some reason, adverts just seem a whole lot worse. You don't go doing an LJ search for advert communities, now, do you? Porn, yeah, maybe you would (you in the general sense).

Gah, I don't know. Maybe I just don't like change.
2nd-Oct-2006 10:08 am (UTC)
True, the adverts are not a nice thing, but after the "Plus" accounts were already added, there's not much one could do against them. At least they're kept only to the Plus and Sponsored accounts and features. And this is exactly why I don't see the problem this time - nothing actually changes this time.
3rd-Oct-2006 04:32 am (UTC)
uh... I don't like philosophy... Our philosophy teacher must have been completely insane and he seemed to hate all women except his daughter >_>; I only accept ethics as a part of philosophy subject.
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