28 May 2008
Friending this 'Blog on LJ
It is possible for LiveJournal users to effectively be
Friend me (in spite of my having deleted my old LJ), by adding external identity profile oeconomist.com to their
Friends lists, and by adding the syndication journal oeconomist_rss to their
External identity profile oeconomist.com corresponds to my OpenID, and be
Friending it would allow me to read and to comment to
Friends-only entries. I have been pondering whether I should allow the profile to abide, because to me it looks uncomfortably like a LiveJournal account, and I of course chose to delete my LJ account in response to LJ policies. But I've decided that the distinction is sufficient that, at least for now, I will allow the profile to remain and will use it.
Most or all of you know about the syndication journal oeconomist_rss; it pulls the non-protected entries from this 'blog and temporarily makes them available on LJ such that they will appear on
Friends pages. (The only present way to get the protected entries is to log into the 'blog using an ID and password got from me. Anyone who was on my old LJ
Friends list can be assured of being given one upon request.) The syndication journal itself is actually not my creäture but that of 28bytes. Comments to the syndication journal itself are not registered here, and may therefore escape my notice.