Chapter 1. What is LiveJournal?

LiveJournal is an open source[o] content management system, written mainly in Perl[o] and utilizing MySQL[o] as a database backend. By itself, it serves as a powerful content updating system. In other uses, it is the framework application behind many successful online communities, including LiveJournal.com[o] and DeadJournal.com[o].

Under the employ of LiveJournal.com, LiveJournal was presented two People's Voice Awards[o] from the The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences[o], one each for “Personal Web Site” and “Service”, during the 5th Annual Webby Awards[o]. LiveJournal had further success when they were presented with the People's Voice Award in the Community category, in the 8th Annual Webby Awards.