The Independent have moved their blogs to LJ today. Livejournal may be creaky, ancient, and possibly steam-powered, but compared to what the other UK newspapers are using it’s space-age technology. It has threaded comments, for a start, which might give us a chance in hell of ignoring the inevitable flamewars.
Still, they managed to thoroughly botch the launch: bits not working, nothing to help their old readers adjust to LJ, and – most impressively – a near-total absence of new content today. It’s hardly inspiring when only a couple of the journos can cough up a post for that first day – when, for once, somebody might be reading.
Presumably, it’ll improve over time. Meanwhile, has anybody found anything genuinely interesting on the Independent blogs?